AUBURNDALE, Fla. -- Mount Union's baseball team picked up its first win of the season with a 5-1 win to salvage a split against Saint Mary's (Minn.) Monday in Auburndale, Florida.
The Purple Raiders, who lost game one 6-3, are now 1-3 on the season.
Beau Taylor (Alliance/West Branch) went the distance on the mound and allowed a run on four hits with three strikeouts to pick up the win.
Sherwood drove in another run in the second to extend the lead to 3-0.
Saint Mary's rallied with a run in the fourth but the Raiders answered with two runs in the fifth off RBIs from Mitchell Lake (Orwell/Grand Valley) and Conner Koski (Highland Heights/Mayfield) that made it 5-1.
In the opener, Mount Union jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a two-run double from Billy Goodall (Canfield/South Range).
Saint Mary's took a 3-2 lead with three runs on two hits in the fourth before the Raiders tied the game on a Tyler Simcox (Akron/Ellet) sacrifice fly.
Saint Mary's rallied again with a three-run sixth inning for the win.
Mount Union is back in action Tuesday with a doubleheader against Alma (Mich.) Tuesday at noon in Auburndale, Fla.