Wichita, Kan. – Matt Holland picked up his eighth win of the season on the mound and St. Mary’s University smacked five homeruns as the Rattlers swept a doubleheader in Heartland Conference baseball action, 15-10, 9-6, Friday afternoon.

In the first game of the day the Rattlers ran out to a 13-run lead before holding off a big late rally by Newman. Alfonso Maldonado (Sr., Laredo, Texas) held the Jets to just two runs on eight hits over the first six innings. NU scored 8 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks to make a game of it late. Maldonado improved to 7-3 with the victory.

St. Mary’s picked up 14 hits, including 4 homeruns in the game, with eight players picking up at least one. Josh McElroy (So., San Antonio) led the offensive attack with 3 hits, a homerun, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Reagan Moczygemba (Jr., Bulverde, Texas) went 2-for-4 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored.

The second game went a similar route to the first, as the Rattlers took a 9-3 lead, then held off a bottom of the seventh rally for the win. Holland (Jr., Shreveport, La.) improved to 8-2 with the victory, allowing 5 earned runs on 11 hits. He struck out 6 and walked none. Weston Baros (Jr., San Antonio) led the offense, going 3-for-3 with a homerun and 4 runs scored.

With the sweep, St. Mary’s is now 27-11 overall and 24-10 in Heartland Conference play. Newman is now 16-22, 15-19. The teams will wrap up their four-game series on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at noon.

St. Mary’s (Texas) 15, Newman 10 (Apr 09, 2010 at Wichita, Kan.) (Game 1)
St. Mary’s (Texas).. 721 004 1 – 15 14  2      (26-11, 23-10)
Newman………….. 002 000 8 – 10 13  4      (16-21, 15-18)
Pitchers: St. Mary’s (Texas) – Alfonso Maldonado; Michael Villarreal(7) and Ryan Morrow; Roman Gomez. Newman – Trevino; Redlin(2); Burch(7) and Bierman.
Win-Alfonso Maldonado(7-3)  Loss-Trevino(4-5)  T-2:33  A-128
HR StMU – Josh McElroy; Ryan Morrow; Jonathon Cisneros; Reagan Moczygemba.
HR NUBB – Melo; Cox.

St. Mary’s (Texas) 9, Newman 6 (Apr 09, 2010 at Wichita, Kan.) (Game 2)
St. Mary’s (Texas).. 122 031 0 –  9 10  1      (27-11, 24-10)
Newman………….. 021 000 3 –  6 11  1      (16-22, 15-19)
Pitchers: St. Mary’s (Texas) – Matt Holland and Ryan Morrow. Newman – Williams; Licea(5); Hansen(5) and Bierman.
Win-Matt Holland(8-2)  Loss-Williams(0-2)  T-2:01  A-136
HR StMU – Weston Baros.
Williams faced 1 batter in the 5th.

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