Kyle Aldrich Picks Up Victory in Game Two
CHESTERTOWN, MD - Host Washington College and visiting Haverford split a Centennial Conference doubleheader at Athey Baseball Park on Saturday afternoon. Haverford won the first game, 11-6, while Washington captured the second game by a 7-1 score. The Shoremen are now 8-5 on the season, while the Fords are now 10-6 overall. Both teams are 3-1 in conference action.
In game two, Washington took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when sophomore Ben Jardot (McLean, VA/Flint Hill School) scored on an RBI groundout off the bat of Shane Mattingly (Ellicott City, MD/Centennial). Haverford would tie game in the top of the fourth on an RBI double by Jeff Butera that plated Charlie Carluccio.
The Shoremen would score three unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 4-1 lead. Senior Chris Keiper (Toms River, NJ/Monsignor Donovan) scored on a throwing error by the Fords to put WC up 2-1. Jardot would single through the left side to bring in freshman Sean Connole (Mt. Airy, MD/St. John's Catholic) to make it 3-1 hosts. The inning was capped by an RBI single by freshman Tyler Cotterell (Lincroft, NJ/Middletown South) through the left side that drove in sophomore Ryan Normoyle (Mount Laurel, NJ/Lenape) to give the Shoremen a three-run edge. The three unearned runs were first three unearned runs Washington has scored all season. Prior to the bottom of the fifth, all 57 of Washington's runs were earned.
Washington extended the lead in the bottom of the eighth when Normoyle launched his second home run of the season over the right field wall with two outs to make it 7-1 and provide the final margin. Also scoring on the play was Connole and senior Matt Boucher (Alexandria, VA/Bishop Ireton).
For Washington in game two, Normoyle was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. Cotterell was 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Connole was 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Jardot was the fourth WC player with multiple hits as he went 2-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI. On the mound, freshman Kyle Aldrich (Warren, NJ/Watchung Hills Regional) got his first collegiate win and improves to 1-0. He went 6.1 innings, allowing just five hits and one run, while striking out four. Mattingly tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief and Keiper pitched the ninth inning allowing no runs.
Butera was 1-for-4 with an RBI and Carluccio was 1-for-4 with a run scored for Haverford in game two. On the mound, Bryan Henrick took the loss and falls to 1-1. He allowed four runs in five innings, but only one of them earned.
In the first game, the Shoremen scored first in the bottom of the second when Normoyle scored on a two-out single to right-center by Aldrich to put WC up 1-0.
The Fords would take control of the game with an eight-run top of the third inning to grab an 8-1 lead. Chase Kennedy led off the frame with a double and would score on a throwing error to tie the contest at 1-1. Carluccio put Haverford up 3-1 on a two-run triple. He would score on a two-run double off the bat of Butera that extended the Fords' lead to 5-1. Bobby Bailey made it 6-1 on an RBI groundout. Haverford's last two runs came on RBI doubles by Kennedy and Jake Chaplin respectively.
Washington scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Haverford lead to 8-3 on a two-run single off the bat of sophomore John Rolewicz (Bear, DE/Salesianum). The Shoremen got runners to second and third with two away, but could not cut anymore into the deficit.
Haverford scored three runs into the top of the seventh on a three-run home run by Mike Galetta to push the lead up to 11-3. The Shoremen got three runs in their half of the seventh on a Boucher RBI double and Normoyle two-run two-bagger for the final runs of the first game.
For Haverford in game one, Galetta went 2-for-4 with three RBI and one run scored. Kennedy went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and knocked in one run. Carluccio and Butera each had two RBI in the opener with Butera and Jeremy Zoll scoring twice. Pitching wise, Jonny Williams got the victory and improves to 2-1 as he went 6.1 innings.
Connole, Rolewicz, Normoyle and Cotterell all had two hits in the first game for the Shoremen with Rolewicz and Normoyle plating two runners each. On the mound, Connole took the loss and falls to 0-1.
Washington returns to action Wednesday with a 3:30 p.m. home game against Centennial Conference rival Swarthmore.