Shoremen Score Twice In The Seventh To Snap 1-1 Tie
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Visiting Washington College got a five-hit complete game victory from junior pitcher Dan Jarrell (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) in a 3-1 Centennial Conference baseball victory over host Swarthmore on Tuesday afternoon at Clothier Field. The Shoremen improve to 15-5 overall and 6-1 in the Centennial, while the Garnet fall to 16-5 and 4-3 respectively.
The Shoremen are 6-1 in CC play for the fourth time in 22 year history of the conference. The squad also opened 6-1 in 1996, 1998 and 2012.
The Garnet got onto the scoreboard in the last of the second inning when Cal Barnett-Mayotte tallied a two-out single to center to score Gregory Cox for the game's first run. In the top of the fourth the Shoremen returned the favor on a two-out base hit to left by freshman Wes Robertson (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire) to score junior Bryan Baquer (Woodbridge, Va./Osbourn Park) to tie it at 1-1.
The Shoremen scored twice in the top of the seventh to take a 3-1 lead. With one out, senior Brian Alexa (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score junior Garrett Richardello (Coventry, Conn./East Catholic) to make it 2-1 and senior Logan Dubbé (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) singled to left to plate freshman Ryan Donnelly (Novi, Mich./Brother Rice) to give Washington a two-run lead.
In the last of the ninth, the Garnet had the tying run at the plate with one out following a single to left by Scoop Ruxin. Jarrell got a fielder's choice for the second out and completed the contest by inducing a fielder's choice off the bat of Danny McMahon to get Roy Walker at second for the game's last out.
Jarrell struck out three and did not walk a batter in improving to 4-0 on the season. This is the second straight year he has tossed a complete game victory over Swarthmore as he had one in a 4-1 win on April 8, 2014. He tossed the squads first complete game of the 2015 season.
At the plate for Washington, Alexa, Richardello and Robertson each had a pair of hits as the Shoremen squeezed out eight hits in the win.
Ruxin had two hits for the Garnet as the hosts had five total hits in the contest. On the hill, Jackson Ramey took the loss and falls to 3-1 as he gave both runs in his lone inning of work, the seventh. Harry Cappel went the first six innings, giving up one unearned run on five hits, walking one and fanning eight.
The Shoremen had one error, while the Garnet had three errors.
The two teams are slated to complete the home and home season on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. in Chestertown.