Normoyle With Five Hits In The Twin Bill
HAVERFORD, PA – Host Haverford won a pair of games against visiting Washington College in Centennial Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon at the Class of '16 Field. Haverford won the first game, 9-2, and grabbed game two, 14-3. The Fords are now 26-5 and 11-3 in the conference, while the Shoremen are 16-14 and 7-7 respectively.
In game one, Jeremy Zoll led off the bottom of the second inning for Haverford with a home run over the left field wall to put the Fords up 1-0. It was the first earned run allowed in conference play this year by Washington junior pitcher Shane Mattingly (Ellicott City, MD/Centennial) after tossing the first 22 innings without allowing an earned run.
In the top of the third, Washington had runners on the corners with one out, but Haverford got out of the inning on a double play ground ball off the bat of freshman Nick Marinelli (Ellicott City, MD/Marriotts Ridge).
In the last of the third, Haverford scored three times to take a four-run lead. Jake Chaplin ripped a one-out triple to left-center to score Louis DeRosa to put the hosts up 2-0. Chaplin would score on an infield single by Charlie Carluccio to make it 3-0 and Carluccio crossed the plate on an RBI groundout by Zoll to put the Fords up 4-0.
The Fords tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the fourth to lead 7-0 on an RBI single to left by Carluccio and a two-run single to left by Jeff Butera. Haverford added two more runs in the last of the sixth to increase its lead to 9-0.
The Shoremen got on the board in the top of the seventh when freshman Brian Lewis (Ellicott City, MD/Mount Hebron) scored on a fielding error for the team's first run. Freshman Ian Remington (Guilford, CT/Guilford) scored on a base hit to right field by Marinelli to cut the lead to 9-2 and provide the final margin.
For the Fords in game one, Butera was 4-for-4 with three RBI to pace the Haverford attack. DeRosa, Chaplin, Carluccio and Zoll all scored twice, while Carluccio and Mike Galetta both had a pair of hits. Carluccio and Zoll both drove in two runs for the hosts as Haverford totaled 13 hits in the opener. On the hill, Bryan Hendrick got the win and is now 6-1 on the year. He tossed a complete game, scattering nine hits and allowing just two runs. He struck out three in the contest.
The Shoremen had sophomore Sean Connole (Mt. Airy, MD/St. John's Catholic), junior Ryan Normoyle (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) and Remington all pound out two hits. On the mound, Mattingly took the loss and falls to 4-3 on the year as he lasted just four innings.
In game two, Normoyle got the Shoremen on the board in the top of the first inning when he socked a solo home run with two outs down the left field line to put WC up 1-0. In the top of the second, sophomore Joe Willis (Mullica Hill, NJ/Kingsway Regional) singled to left with two away and sent home freshman Liam Aquino (Ellicott City, MD/Howard) and give the Shoremen a 2-0 lead.
Galetta slammed a solo home run in the last of the second to get the Fords onto the board and trim the Shoremen lead to 2-1.
In the top of the third, Marinelli scored on a throwing error to give Washington back its two-run lead at 3-1.
Chaplin would get the Fords even when he laced a two-run double down the left field line to score Will Bannard and DeRosa to level the game at 3-3 with one out in the bottom of the third.
Two innings later, Chaplin would put the Fords in front 4-3 when he singled to center to score Bannard. The next batter, Carluccio hit a fly ball to centerfield, but it allowed DeRosa to score from third for a sacrifice fly and gave Haverford a two-run lead. Chaplin would score on a Butera two-bagger to left-center to put the Fords up 6-3 after five frames.
DeRosa scored Bobby Hubley from third base on a single to right field with two outs in the bottom half of the sixth to make it 7-3 Haverford. An inning later, Bobby Bailey scored Butera on a single to right to make it 8-3 after seven.
In the top of the eighth, the Shoremen loaded the bases with one out, but a force play at home and a ground out ended the scoring chance. In the bottom of eighth, Haverford scored six times to provide the final margin.
DeRosa and Bannard both went 3-for-4 in game two with three RBI by DeRosa for Haverford. Chaplin had three RBI and added two hits. Bailey and Butera had two hits and two RBI, while Galetta had two hits and an RBI. The Fords had 15 hits in the nightcap. On the bump, Colin Sarafin got the victory and improves to 4-1. He allowed just three runs in seven innings of work.
For Washington, Normoyle went 3-for-4, with a run scored and an RBI, and had five hits in the two games, while Willis went 2-for-4 with an RBI. On the mound, sophomore pitcher Kyle Aldrich (Warren, NJ/Watchung Hills Regional) took the loss and drops to 3-3.
Washington returns to action on Wednesday afternoon with a 3:30 p.m. game at host Johns Hopkins in Centennial Conference baseball action.