Washington Edges McDaniel 3-2
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Junior pitcher Dan Jarrell (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) tossed eight innings of two-run ball as host Washington College edged visiting McDaniel, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park in a Centennial Conference baseball game. The Shoremen improve to 11-4 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while the Green Terror fall to 8-7 and 1-2 respectively.
Washington is 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 2007 when the Shoremen swept a home-and-home with Swarthmore and took the front end of a doubleheader at Gettysburg.
The Green Terror broke onto the scoreboard in the top of the second inning with one out when Tyler O'Shea singled to right center to plate Tyler Gilbert for the game's first run. The Shoremen would tie the game in the last of the third when with two away sophomore Logan Dubbé (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) scored on a base hit to center off the bat of freshman Ryan Donnelly (Novi, Mich./Brother Rice). The rally began after there were two outs for WC in the third.
Washington would take the lead for good when with two outs in the bottom of the fifth Donnelly tripled to center to plate both freshman Joe Lozupone (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) and sophomore Evan Hirschbaum (Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge) to give the hosts a 3-1 lead.
McDaniel would trim the Washington lead with one out in the top of the eighth when Marty Windisch singled to left to plate Sean Sivo to cut the lead to 3-2. However Windisch would not leave first base as Jarrell got the next two hitters to pop out to end the frame.
Dubbé would relieve Jarrell in the top of the ninth and retired the Green Terror in order to end the ballgame.
Donnelly went 2-for-4 with three RBI for the Shoremen as the hosts had six hits in the win. Jarrell went eight innings, scattering eight hits, giving up two earned runs, walking none and striking out two. The two earned runs he allowed today were his first earned runs he has allowed this season. Dubbé tossed a scoreless ninth to notch his fourth save of the year.
Windisch had two of McDaniel's eight hits in the game and was also the hard luck loser on the mound as he went 7 1/3 innings. He gave up six hits and three earned runs, while walking one and striking out six.
The two teams will square tomorrow at McDaniel to complete the home-and-home series.