The season officially kicked off for the Saint Mary baseball team this weekend.
Traveling to Oklahoma, the Spires played two doubleheaders in as many days with the University of Science and Arts. Its host got the best of Saint Mary, beating USM three out of the four contests.
On Friday, the Spires fell 5-1 and then 6-3 in the night cap. The following day, USM lost 2-1 before recording its first win of the year — a 5-4 victory.
During its losses, USM struggled to score early and came up short in all three comeback attempts. In its first win, the Spires struck early and then used a three-run seventh inning to seal the deal.
Saint Mary, 1-3, will host its home opener Saturday against Dakota State University. The doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m.