Meder Socks Three-Run Home Run For WC
BALTIMORE, Md. – Host #7 Johns Hopkins took control of the contest with a seven-run bottom of the third inning to grab an 8-0 lead on its way to a 15-7 win over visiting Washington College on Friday afternoon in a Centennial Conference baseball game at Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium.
#7 Johns Hopkins 15 Washington College 7
How It Happened
- In the bottom of the second inning, Ryan Orgielewicz led off the bottom of the second inning with a home run to left-center to give Johns Hopkins a 1-0 lead.
- The Blue Jays broke the game open with a seven-run bottom of the third inning to take an 8-0 lead. Mike Smith singled to right field to plate Joe Conlon to make it 2-0 with one away. Conor Reynolds scored on a fielder's choice to push the lead to 3-0. With two outs, Alex Darwiche made it 4-0 on a base hit to left to chase home Brian Lin. The hosts capped the scoring in the inning on back-to-back home runs by Jon Heyden, a three-run blast to left-center that also scored Orgielewicz and Darwiche, and a solo homer to left off the bat of Tommy Mee.
- After Johns Hopkins pushed its lead to 9-0 in the last of the fourth, Washington finally got onto the scoreboard in the top of the fifth on a one-out double to left-center off the bat of Matt Tancredi that scored Luke D'Ostilio to cut the lead to 9-1.
- Washington scored five times with the help of two errors by Hopkins in the top of the seventh to trim the lead from 12-1 to 12-6. Charlie Meder highlighted the five-run outburst with a three-run homer to right-center with nobody out.
- Down 15-6, D'Ostilio homered to right-center to lead off the top of the eighth and that capped the scoring.
For The Shoremen (14-22, 5-11 CC)
- Hitting: D'Ostilio (three runs, two walks, home run), Aaron Barclay (1-for-1, walk, hit by pitch), Meder (three RBI, home run)
- Pitching: Billy Benson (loss 2-2, win 1-2, 2 1/3 innings, eight hits, eight runs, eight earned, one walk, two strikeouts), Matt Furlong (two innings, three hits, zero runs, one walk, one strikeout)
- Washington had eight hits, drew six walks and had one player reach via hit by pitch, while leaving 11 on base.
- The Shoremen did not commit an error in the game.
For Johns Hopkins (30-6, 15-1 CC)
- Hitting: Lin (2-for-3, two runs), Oregielewicz (two runs, two RBI, home run), Darwiche (2-for-3, two RBI), Mee (2-for-3, home run), Conlon (2-for-3, two runs, two RBI), Hayden (three RBI), Mike Smith (2-for-3, RBI)
- Pitching: Alex Ross (win 3-2, four innings, one hit, zero runs, three walks, six strikeouts)
- The Blue Jays notched 19 hits and drew four walks as they left eight on base.
- The hosts had two errors in the win, leading to one unearned run for Washington.
- The two teams combined to hit seven home runs in the game as the Blue Jays went deep five times, while the Shoremen hit a pair of longballs.
4/29 v. Ursinus – 12:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference Doubleheader)
- Final two games of the season for the Shoremen.