Kinsella Tallies Career-Best Three Hits
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – Host St. Mary's (Md.) scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to turn a 5-3 deficit into an 8-5 lead en route to a 9-5 victory over visiting Washington College at the Hawk's Nest on Sunday afternoon in a non-conference baseball game between the two Maryland colleges. The Seahawks improve to 18-17 overall, while the Shoremen drop to 12-15.
The Seahawks scored three times in the bottom of the first to race out to a quick 3-0 lead. With one out, Alex Lenovitz doubled to left-center to score Brad Dioguardo for the game's first run. St. Mary's made it 2-0 when Lenovitz scored on an error with two outs and Brandon Eady scored during a run-down of Kenny Beyer for the inning's third and final run as Eady scored before WC could tag out Beyer.
Washington would respond with three in the top half of the second, all coming with two outs. Senior outfielder Pat Kinsella (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) scored on a wild pitch to trim the St. Mary's lead to 3-1. Senior shortstop Nick Marinelli (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) worked out a bases loaded walk to score senior designated hitter Ian Remington (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) to reduce the lead to 3-2. The next hitter, sophomore outfielder Bryan Baquer (Woodbridge, Va./Osbourn Park) was plunked with the sacks packed and that chased in junior second baseman Brian Alexa (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) to tie the game.
Remington would put the Shoremen ahead 4-3 with one out in the top of the third when he hit an RBI groundout to second base to score freshman catcher Michael Acampora (North Haven, Conn./North Haven) as Acampora hit a double to left to start off the inning. In the top of the fourth, WC scored another run with two outs when Marinelli scored on a base hit to left off the bat of junior first baseman Dennis Thomas (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) to put the guests ahead 5-3.
The lead would last until the bottom of the sixth when the Seahawks scored five times to take an 8-5 lead. Paul Roemer would trim the deficit to 5-4 when he hit a sacrifice fly to score Luke Green. Connor Goodie would tie the game at 5-5 when he came home on a base hit to center off the bat of Zach Rowe with one out. Lenovitz would give the Seahawks the lead at 6-5 when he doubled to left to score Rowe. The five-run outburst was capped when Eady singled to left to score both Dioguardo and Lenovitz to give St. Mary's a three-run lead.
The Seahawks added one more run in the bottom of the eighth when with nobody out Dioguardo scored on a base hit to right hit by Jordan Eaker.
Lenovitz had four hits, two runs and two RBI, while Rowe had four hits for the Seahawks as they had 14 hits in the win. Dioguardo scored three times, Eady had a pair of RBI and Roemer had two hits. Jimmy Robey got the win in relief as he went the final five innings and did not give up a run on five hits. He struck out two to go to 1-1 on the year.
Kinsella had a career-high three hits for the Shoremen in the loss as the guests had 11 hits. Baquer and Remington both had a pair of hits. On the hill, junior pitcher Michael Long (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) took the loss and falls to 2-3.
Washington is off until Wednesday when they return to conference action at 3:30 p.m. versus visiting Franklin & Marshall.