Robertson Tallies RBI Single; Baquer Scores Run
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Johns Hopkins got a complete game victory from Trevor Williams in a 5-1 win over host Washington College on Friday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park in a Centennial Conference baseball game in the regular season home finale for Washington. The Blue Jays improve to 20-9-1 overall and 11-4-1 in the Centennial Conference, while the Shoremen drop to 18-12 and 9-7 respectively.
The Blue Jays got two runs in the top half of the first inning when with two outs, Craig Hoelzer homered down the right field line to also score Colin McCarthy to give the guests a 2-0 lead.
The score would stay that way until the bottom of the seventh when the Shoremen got onto the board with two away when freshman Wes Robertson (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire) singled through the right side to plate junior Bryan Baquer (Woodbridge, Va./Osbourn Park) from second to cut the Johns Hopkins lead to 2-1.
In the top of the eighth inning, the Blue Jays took advantage of a two-out error to take a 4-1 lead. Chris Casey dropped a bunt down and beat the throw to first. The throw got away and that allowed both Hoelzer and Mike Smith to come around and score to give the Blue Jays a three-run lead. In the top of the ninth, Conor Reynolds scored on a one out fielder's choice to make it 5-1 and round out the scoring.
Williams allowed just one run on six hits, walking one and striking out three to improve to 4-1 on the year. At the plate, Hoelzer was 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored as the Blue Jays tallied 11 hits. Casey, McCarthy and Reynolds all had two hits also.
For the Shoremen, junior pitcher Billy Griffin (Middletown, Md./Middletown) took the loss to fall to 2-4 on the season. He went seven innings, gave up just two runs on seven hits, walking one and fanning six. The Shoremen offense was held to six hits in the game.
The Shoremen conclude their Centennial slate tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 p.m. with a doubleheader at Dickinson. Two wins by the Shoremen will secure a spot in the 2015 Centennial Conference Tournament. With the right combinations, Washington could still get in with a split or even if they get swept by Dickinson.