Shoremen Sink Vikings, 14-5
Normoyle Homers, Has Big Day at the Plate in Win
AUBURNDALE, FL -- Junior Ryan Normoyle (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) homered, matched his career high with four hits, and posted career-high totals in RBI (six) and total bases (eight) as the Washington College baseball team broke a three-game losing streak with a 14-5 win over Lawrence University today at the RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational in Auburndale.
The Shoremen turned a 1-0 lead into a 4-0 advantage on Normoyle's home run, a three-run shot in the bottom of the third inning. Lawrence scored five runs over the next four innings, but the Shoremen scored exactly two runs each in the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to keep extending their lead.
Normoyle also doubled, scored a pair of runs, and stole a base to go along with his other offensive numbers. Freshman Ian Remington (Guilford, CT/Guilford) was 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, an RBI, and two runs scored for the Shoremen, upping his team-leading batting average to .478 on the season. Remington has had at least two hits in each of the Shoremen's past six games.
Junior John Rolewicz (Bear, DE/Salesianum) also had three hits for Washington, going 3-for-5 with a double, a walk, three runs scored, and three RBI. Freshman Nick Marinelli (Ellicott City, MD/Marriotts Ridge) was 2-for-4 with two walks and two runs scored, while sophomore Kyle Aldrich (Warren, NJ/Watchung Hills Regional) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI.
Junior Hunter Draheim (Hollywood, MD/Leonardtown) got the win on the mound for the Shoremen, allowing five runs, only two of them earned, on six hits and four walks in six innings. Freshman Tom Fiala (New Hope, PA/New Hope-Solebury) went the final three innings, allowing no runs on two hits and one walk.
Gabe Henriques was the only Viking with multiple hits, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored for Lawrence.
The Shoremen (7-5) continue play at the RussMatt Central Florida Baseball Invitational tomorrow when they take on UMASS Boston at 9:30 a.m. in Auburndale.