Pace vs. Mercy Baseball Game Continues After Mercy Evacuated Campuses


Mercy’s campus was evacuated Tuesday night as a result of threats to the school. Photo by James Miranda/The Pace Chronicle.

This Tuesday’s baseball game between Pace University and Mercy College at Mercy’s Dobbs Ferry campus continued after Mercy’s evacuation of its campuses upon receiving word of a threat.

“It was an administrative decision [to keep playing],” Mercy College Athletics Director Matt Kilcullen said. “We were updated routinely throughout the game. The threat was inside the building.”

Pace pitcher Ryan Mihalkovitz said he and his teammates found out about the evacuation until after the game had ended. Pace Baseball Head Coach Henry Manning was also informed after the game.

“We are aware of the evacuation that took place at Mercy College where our baseball team was playing,” Pace Athletics Director Mark Brown said. “The well-being of the students and staff is our first priority and we are thankful that everyone is safe.”

Mercy had posted an alert to its website regarding an unspecified threat, saying “As of 4:20 p.m. all Mercy College campuses are being evacuated due to a threat. Law enforcement is on sight and assisting. All evening class[es] and activities, at all four campuses, are cancelled for the remainder of the day, Tuesday March 8.”

The baseball game continued until a little after 6 p.m., and was tied 10-10 at the top of the tenth inning when it was called off “due to darkness,” according to both teams’ Twitter accounts.

The threat was in connection to a bomb, according to the Journal News.

Mercy released a second alert later in the evening, saying that as of 6:58 p.m. law enforcement had cleared all its campuses and that the threat was “found to be unsubstantiated.”

The game’s conclusion is to be determined, according to Manning. Pace will play Mercy at Peter X. Finnerty field on Thursday.