Shoremen Cap 9-1 Florida Trip With DH Sweep of Lords

Shoremen Cap 9-1 Florida Trip With DH Sweep of Lords

Zwier Goes 3-For-3 With Three RBI and Two Runs Scored In Game One Victory

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – The Washington College baseball team concluded its spring break trip in Florida by sweeping Kenyon in a doubleheader on Saturday at Lawnwood Baseball Complex.  The Shoremen took game one, 10-3, and capped the twinbill sweep with a 3-0 victory in game two.  The Shoremen, who went 9-1 on their trip to the Sunshine State and are now 14-3 on the season, while the Lords slip to 6-8. 

Washington College 10 Kenyon 3 (Game 1)

How It Happened
- Washington, who scored the game's first 10 runs, took the lead for good in the bottom of the first inning when Ryan Zwier doubled to centerfield with one away to score Aaron Barclay.
- Zwier extended the lead to 2-0 when he socked a one-out solo home run over the left field fence.
- In the last of the fourth, the Shoremen took control of the game with a four-run outburst after there were two outs.  Barclay singled to shortstop to plate CJ Gillmer and on the play Chris Kramedas was able to come home on a throwing error by the Lords to push the lead to four.  Zwier doubled home Barclay in the next at bat on a double to left to make it 5-0 and the following hitter, Evan Hirschbaum singled to center to score Zwier and cap the four-run frame and give WC a 6-0 cushion.
- Washington scored four times in the bottom of the fifth to lead 10-0 before Kenyon got three in the top of the sixth to cut the lead to 10-3 and provide the final margin.

For The Shoremen (13-3)
- Hitting: Zwier (3-for-3, home run, three RBI, two runs), Hirschbaum (3-for-4, two RBI), Barclay (three runs), Kramedas (2-for-3), Gillmer (two runs)
- Pitching: Brian Kasey (win 3-0, five-plus innings, four hits, two runs, zero earned, three walks, career-high eight strikeouts)
- Washington had 11 hits, drew two walks and had a runner reach via hit by pitch while leaving seven on base. 
- The Shoremen had one error in the game, leading to all three of the Lords' runs.

For Kenyon (6-7)
- Hitting: Trenton DiFilippo (2-for-4, run)
- Pitching: Patrick Craig (loss 1-1, four innings, nine hits, six runs, five earned, zero walks, three strikeouts)
- The Lords notched seven hits, worked out four walks and one reach on a hit by pitch as they left 10 on base.
- The visitors had four errors in the game, leading to five unearned runs for Washington.

Notes
- The Shoremen pitching staff combined to strike out 11 Kenyon hitters.

Washington College 3 Kenyon 0 (Game 2)

How It Happened
- The Shoremen scored an unearned run in the top of the first inning as Ryan Donnelly scored on a one out fielder's choice for the game's first run.
- In the top of the fourth with two on and two out, Kramedas singled to center to score both Gavin O'Donnell and Gillmer to make it 3-0.
- Kenyon had two on with two away in the last of the fifth and Washington pitcher Matt Furlong struck out Chris Santucci to end the threat.  The Lords would get a runner on base in each of the final two frames, but never got the tying run to the dish.

For The Shoremen (14-3)
- Hitting: Kramedas (1-for-3, two RBI), Donnelly (1-for-2, walk, run), Tancredi (1-for-4, RBI)
- Pitching: Matt Furlong (win 1-0, five shutout innings, four hits, one walk, five strikeouts), Sean Weiss (save 3, two innings, two hits, one strikeout)
- Washington had five hits and worked out five walks, while leaving eight on base.
- The Shoremen defense did not commit an error.

For Kenyon (6-8)
- Hitting: DiFilippo (2-for-3)
- Pitching: Patrick O'Leary (loss 1-2, two hits, three runs, two earned, four walks, two strikeouts), Alex Gow (three innings, three hits, zero runs, one walk, five strikeouts)
- The Lords notched six hits and drew one walk as they left seven on base.
- Kenyon had three errors in game two, leading to one unearned run for WC.

Notes
- This is the third time since 2012 that the Shoremen Nine have won at least 14 games in the first 17 played.  The 2012 squad opened the season 15-2, while the 2016 team went 14-2-1 in the opening 17 contests.
- Furlong set career bests in innings pitched and strikeouts in game two.
- Kenyon is the alma mater of men's and women's swimming head coach Matt Harris.  Harris is a 2009 graduate of Kenyon.

Up Next
3/21 @ #19 Catholic – 3:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Game)
- Shoremen look to avenge a 15-9 loss in Chestertown on February 28.