Baquer Records Three Hits
CHESTERTOWN, MD – Visiting McDaniel got a combined shutout from Andrew Monger and Gio Fricchione en route to a 9-0 victory over host Washington College on Tuesday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park in Centennial Conference baseball action. The Green Terror improve to 12-8 overall and 2-1 in the conference, while the Shoremen drop to 10-12 and 1-2 respectively.
The Green Terror took the lead for good in the top of the fourth inning with one out when Joe Fiore doubled to right-center to drive in Marshall Betts to give McDaniel a 1-0 lead. The guests scored a pair in the top of the fifth inning to take a 3-0 lead. With one out, Jonathan McKinney scored on a bases loaded walk to Cameron Bahr to make it 2-0 and Betts hit a sacrifice fly to right field to plate Brandon Hayward to put the guests up by three runs.
McDaniel scored once in the top half of the seventh and added five runs in the top of the eighth to provide the final margin.
For the Green Terror, who had 11 hits in the win, McKinney was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, while Bahr was 2-for-4 with RBI. Pat Christopher, who set the McDaniel school record for career hits with 146 in the top of the eighth with a three-run home run, drove in a game-high three runs, while Hayward scored twice. On the mound, Monger got the win to go to 1-0 as he went six-plus innings for the guests. He scattered four hits, walked two and struck out three. He was relieved by Fricchione, who tossed the final three innings for his first save of the year. He gave up two hits and walked a pair.
Freshman Bryan Baquer (Woodbridge, VA/Osbourn Park) was 3-for-4 for Washington and his three hits led all players. He had half of the team's six hits on the day. On the mound, freshman Dan Jarrell (Alexandria, VA/West Potomac) took the loss and drops to 3-1. He went 4 1/3 innings, giving up the team's first three runs in the game.
The Shoremen and Green Terror conclude the home and home series on Friday afternoon in Westminster, MD. Game time at McDaniel is slated for 3:30 p.m.