Washington Records 4-3 and 6-4 Victories
CARLISLE, PA - Visiting Washington College swept a Centennial Conference doubleheader from host Dickinson College on Saturday afternoon at MacPhail Field. The Shoremen are now 14-12 overall and 9-7 in the conference with the two wins, while the Red Devils drop to 6-23 and 3-13 respectively.
In the opener, the Shoremen grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when senior Matt Boucher (Alexandria, VA/Bishop Ireton) knocked in freshman Sean Connole (Mt. Airy, MD/St. John's Catholic) on a sacrifice fly. The Red Devils tied it in the bottom half of the frame when Andrew Sterling drove in Mike Schuster on a triple.
Both teams scored a run each in the fourth inning. WC sophomore Ben Jardot (McLean, VA/Flint Hill School) chased in freshman Ryan Mulhearn (Nazareth, PA/Nazareth Area) to give the visitors a 2-1 lead in the top half. Ben Sciambi scored on a double by Matt Tuneski in the bottom half of the inning to even the score at 2-2.
The Shoremen scored in the top of the fifth when sophomore John Rolewicz (Bear, DE/Salesianum) scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of sophomore Ryan Normoyle (Mount Laurel, NJ/Lenape) to give WC a 3-2 edge. Freshman Tyler Cotterell (Lincroft, NJ/Middletown South) scored on a bases loaded walk by Boucher to give the Shoremen a 4-2 cushion. Sciambi drove in Tyler Rosa on a single down the right field line to cut it to 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth.
For Washington in game one, Boucher was 1-for-1 with two RBI and two walks to spearhead the Shoremen attack. On the mound, senior hurler Chris Smith (Catonsville, MD/Catonsville) tossed six innings to get the win and improves to 4-2. He scattered eight hits, walked zero and struck out in the game. Senior pitcher Chris Keiper (Toms River, NJ/Monsignor Donovan) retired the side in order in the seventh for his fifth save of the year.
Sciambi went 3-for-3 with an RBI and run scored for the Red Devils in the opener, while Schuster went 2-for-4 with a run scored. On the mound, Evan Fitzpatrick took the loss and falls to 2-6.
In game two, Washington snapped a scoreless tie with three runs in the top of the fifth to grab a 3-0 lead. Connole singled through the right side to score Cotterell to put WC up 1-0. Rolewicz increased the lead to 2-0 when he drove in senior Brian Kramer (Fairfax, VA/W.T. Woodson) on a base hit. Connole scored when the Red Devils tagged out Rolewicz in a run down for the final run of the frame. Dickinson got one back in the bottom half of the fifth when Tuneski scored on a fielder's choice.
The Shoremen increased their lead to 5-1 in the top of the seventh. Boucher drove in Connole on an RBI single and Rolewicz scored on a Normoyle hit. The Red Devils cut it to 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh when Tuneski scored on a hit by Matt Vidal.
WC added a run in the top of the eighth when Cotterell scored on a fielder's choice to push the bulge to 6-2. Dickinson scored twice in the eighth on a two-run single by Evan Hennessy with two outs. The Red Devils tallied a two out single by Sterling to send the tying run to the dish, but Keiper struck out Garrett Horan to end the game and procure the sweep for the Shoremen.
Connole and Rolewicz went 3-for-5 in the second with Connole scoring twice. Cotterell scored twice and Normoyle pounded out two hits. On the mound, sophomore Shane Mattingly (Ellicott City, MD/Centennial) got the win and improves to 5-1 on the year. He went seven innings, scattering six hits and allowed just two runs. Keiper pitched the ninth and recorded his sixth save of the season and second of the day.
Hennessy went 3-for-3 with two RBI for the Red Devils and Tuneski was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. On the mound, Horan took the loss and falls to 1-5.
The Shoremen will travel to in-state rival St. Mary's on Wednesday for a 3:00 p.m. non-conference game.