WC Pounds Out 14 Hits In Game 2 Win
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College and visiting Ursinus split a Centennial Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park. Ursinus won game one, 4-0, while Washington returned the favor in game two, 7-4. The Shoremen are now 13-5 and 5-1 in the Centennial, while the Bears are 12-4 and 2-2 respectively.
In the second game, the Shormen scored three times in the bottom half of the second inning to take a 3-0 lead. Freshman Ryan Donnelly (Novi, Mich./Brother Rice) singled home sophomore Evan Hirschbaum (Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge) for the game's first run with nobody out. Freshman Joe Lozupone (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) made it 2-0 when he scored on a fielder's choice and Donnelly scored on a sacrifice fly by senior Brian Alexa (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) to cap the scoring.
Ursinus cut the lead to 4-2 with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth. Alex Campbell scored on a one out fielder's choice to get the Bears on the board and Timo Muro was plunked with the bases loaded to force in Austin Kurey with two away to trim the lead to two.
Washington got two runs in the last of the sixth to take a 6-2 lead. Lozupone scored on a one out groundout to make it 5-2 and freshman Wes Robertson (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire) made it 6-2 on a base hit by sophomore Charlie Meder (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Ludlowe). In the bottom of the seventh, Baquer gave WC a 7-2 cushion when he scored on a passed ball.
Ursinus got a single run each in the top of the eighth and ninth innings to provide the final margin. CJ Diana scored on a fielder's choice with one out in the eighth and Kurey scored on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth with one out.
Washington, which had 14 hits in game two, got three hits from Baquer, two hits and two runs from Lozupone and a pair of hits from Robertson. On the hill, freshman pitcher Brian Kasey (Wilmington, Del./Alexis I. du Pont) got the win to improve to 4-0. He went 7 1/3 innings, giving up three runs, two earned, walking three and striking out four.
Timo Muro went 3-for-4 for Ursinus in game two and had three of the squad's five hits, while Kurey scored twice. On the mound, Pierce Greenleaf took the loss to fall to 1-1.
In the opener, Campbell doubled with two away to score Chris Jablonski to make it 1-0 in the top of the first. In the top of the fifth with two outs, Diana scored on a two-bagger by Jablonski to give Ursinus a two-run lead.
In the top of the seventh Vince Rondolone scored on an error to make it 3-0 with nobody out and Jablonski rounded out the scoring when he came home on a fielder's choice.
Sean Pisik was the story of the opener as he tossed a five-hit complete game shutout to improve to 3-1 on the year. At the plate, Campbell, Jablonski and Rondolone each had two hits with Jablonski scoring twice and Rondolone plating a pair as the Bears had nine hits.
Lozupone had two of the Shoremen's five hits in the opener. On the mound, sophomore pitcher Billy Griffin (Middletown, Md./Middletown) took the loss and drops to 2-2. He went five innings, giving up two runs on six hits, walking one and fanning five.
The Shoremen will play their 13th home game in a 14 game stretch on Monday afternoon versus visiting Gallaudet. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m.