Remington Scores WC Run
BALTIMORE, MD – Host Johns Hopkins downed visiting Washington College in Centennial Conference baseball action, 5-1, on Thursday afternoon at JHU Baseball Diamond. The Blue Jays are now 19-11 and 12-3 in the conference, while the Shoremen are 16-15 and 7-8 respectively.
The Blue Jays took the lead for good in the bottom of the first inning when Jeff Lynch scored Kevin Neverman on a sacrifice fly to take a 1-0 lead. Ryan Zakszeski scored on a double down the left field line by Anthony Venditti in the last of the second to put Johns Hopkins up 2-0.
Johns Hopkins scored once in the bottom of the fourth and twice in the last of the fifth to push the lead to 5-0. Steve Bejsiuk scored on a sacrifice fly to centerfield by Neverman to make it 3-0 after four. In the fifth, Lynch plated Joe Borrelli on a RBI groundout and Jesse Sikorski scored on a single to left field by Zach Small.
In the top of the sixth, freshman Ian Remington (Guilford, CT/Guilford) scored on a single to shortstop off the bat of freshman Nick Marinelli (Ellicott City, MD/Marriotts Ridge) to put WC on the board and trim the Hopkins lead to 5-1 and provide the final margin.
Borrelli and Venditti each had two hits for JHU, while Lynch drove in a pair. On the mound, Alex Eliopoulos got win and improves to 6-2 on the year. He went seven innings and did not give up an earned run while surrendering four of the five hits the Blue Jays pitching staff allowed. At the dish, Johns Hopkins had 10 hits in the game.
For the Shoremen, sophomore Joe Kearney-Argow (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) took the loss and drops to 3-4 on the year. He went seven innings in the contest.
Washington and Johns Hopkins conclude the home and home series tomorrow afternoon with a 3:30 p.m. game at Athey Baseball Park on the campus of Washington College.