Mahaffey Totals Two Hits In The Game
WESTMINSTER, MD – Host McDaniel got game-bests of five hits and four RBI from Matthew Pace, along with two runs scored, en route to a 12-1 victory over visiting Washington College on Sunday afternoon at Preston Field in Centennial Conference baseball action. The Green Terror improve to 10-8 overall and 3-3 in conference play, while the Shoremen fall to 13-9 overall and 4-2 respectively.
The Shoremen scored the game's opening run in the top of the third inning when junior Ryan Normoyle (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) drove in sophomore Sean Connole (Mt. Airy, MD/St. John's Catholic) on an RBI groundout.
In the bottom half of third, the Green Terror took the lead on a Chris Longo single down the left field line that scored Marshall Betts and Pace to put McDaniel up by a 2-1 score.
The hosts posted a five spot in the bottom of the fourth grab a 7-1 lead. Brandon Kline scored on a throwing error to take a 3-1 lead and Betts singled to left to chase home Pat Christopher to put the Green Terror up by three runs. Pace would double to left-center to score Betts to make it 5-1 and that two-bagger chased Washington freshman pitcher Michael Bullock (Ellicott City, MD/Loyola Blakefield) from the ballgame. McDaniel closed out its five run inning on an RBI double down the right field line by Longo and a sacrifice fly off the bat by Ryan Byrnes respectively to give McDaniel a six-run lead.
McDaniel added two runs in the bottom of the fifth and one in the last of the sixth to extend its lead to 10-1. The Green Terror added two more in the bottom of the eighth to round out the scoring.
For McDaniel in addition to Pace, Betts had four hits, two RBI and two runs scored, while Longo had two hits and three RBI. Tyler Jackow scored a game-best three runs, while Christopher and Kline scored two times in the contest. Kline added two hits for the hosts on the day. On the mound, Andrew Monger got the win and is now 3-1 on the year. He went seven innings, allowing just one run on seven hits. He walked and struck out two.
For Washington, freshman Jon Mahaffey (Sykesville, MD/Century) had two hits. On the mound, Bullock took the loss and drops to 0-2.
Washington travels to Swarthmore on Tuesday afternoon for a 3:30 p.m. Centennial Conference baseball contest.