McGovern Tosses Seven Shutout Innings and Dubbé Totals Three Hits
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College got seven shutout innings from senior pitcher Sam McGovern (Middletown, N.J./Red Bank Catholic), which was also his career longest outing, in a 10-0 win over visiting Maine-Presque Isle on Monday afternoon in a non-conference baseball game at Athey Baseball Park. The Shoremen improve to 10-4 with the win, while the Owls drop to 2-3 with the loss.
The Shoremen got all the offense they needed with a five-run bottom half of the second inning. Senior Brian Alexa (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) doubled to centerfield with one out to score freshman Matt Tancredi (Wall, N.J./Wall) for the game's first one. The next batter, sophomore Logan Dubbé (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) hit a two-bagger to left-center to drive in freshman Mike Pugh (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) and Alexa to give the Shoremen a 3-0 lead. With two away, Dubbé scored on a two-base hit down the right field line by freshman Ryan Donnelly (Novi, Mich./Brother Rice) to make it 4-0 and Donnelly came round to score on a triple to center by senior Kyle Mikula (Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge) to cap the five run outburst as the hosts led 5-0.
Washington scored one time in the bottom of the seventh to lead 6-0 and tacked on four runs in the last of the eighth to round out the scoring.
The Shoremen, who had 14 hits in the win, got a 3-for-5 performance with two runs and two RBI from Dubbé. Alexa, Donnelly, Mikula, Tancredi and sophomore Matt Chapman (Leesburg, Va./Heritage) all had two hits in the win. Donnelly drove in three and scored twice, while Mikula crossed home on two occasions. On the hill, McGovern got the win to improve to 1-1 as he allowed three hits and struck out three in seven innings of work. He gave way to freshman pitcher Nick Popolizio (Collegeville, Pa./Germantown Academy) who tossed a pair of scoreless innings and fanned three. McGovern and Popolizio did not walk a batter.
Jesus Garcia took the loss for Maine-Presque Isle as he went six innings. He allowed eight hits and five earned runs, walking two and striking out four. The Owls had three hits as a team.
Both teams committed three errors in the contest.
The Shoremen are scheduled to step back into Centennial Conference play tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. versus visiting McDaniel.