Richardello Plates Career-Best Five Runs and Hirschbaum Socks Personal-Best Two Homers
SALISBURY, Md. – Host #7 Salisbury scored nine times in the bottom of the third inning to turn a 6-2 deficit into an 11-6 lead and broke open a 12-9 lead with seven runs in the last of the sixth to lead 19-9 on its way to a 22-11 win over visiting Washington College in a non-conference baseball game at SU Baseball Field on Tuesday afternoon.
#7 Salisbury 22 Washington College 11
How It Happened
-Salisbury took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a two-out, two-run home run down the left field line by Tom LaBriola. Scoring ahead of him was Alex Lipman.
-The Shoremen responded immediately in the top half of the second with three runs to take a 3-2 lead. With nobody out, Garrett Richardello smacked a two-run double to left field that scored both Wes Robertson and Matt Tancredi to level the game at 2-2. WC would take a 3-2 lead when Aaron Barclay scored on a one-out passed ball.
-With two outs in the top half of the third, Richardello slammed a three-run homer over the fence in left-center to plate Charlie Meder and Robertson. The long ball was the first of his career.
-The Sea Gulls answered with nine runs in the bottom of the third after the first two hitters were retired to take an 11-6 lead. Salisbury trimmed the lead to 6-4 on a two-run long ball to center by Pete Grasso and four hitters later, Jake Dmiterchik hit a grand slam to give the hosts an 8-6 lead. Jack Berry made it 9-6 on an RBI double to shallow right-center and Kyle Goodwin capped the nine inning frame with a two-run blast to right to give Salisbury a five-run lead.
-Washington responded in the top half of the fourth with a one-out two-run home run by Evan Hirschbaum to also plate Bryan Baquer and reduced the Sea Gulls' lead to 11-8. For Hirschbaum, it is his first career long ball.
-Salisbury took a 12-8 lead with a two-out single through the left side By Tyler Hyrcek in the last of the fourth that scored Tom LaBriola.
-Hirschbaum cracked his second homer of the day on a solo shot over the left field wall to trim the Salisbury lead to 12-9 with one out in the top of the sixth.
-Jack Decker gave Salisbury a 14-9 lead with a two-run single down the left field line with nobody out in the last of the sixth. The two-run hit started a seven-run frame for the hosts, who got a two-run single by Barry to center with one out and a Goodwin RBI double to center with one away. With two outs, Grasso plated a pair on a single to center to make it 19-9.
-The Sea Gulls scored twice in the bottom of the seventh and once in the last of the eighth, while the Shoremen scored once each in the top of the eighth and ninth. WC's run in the ninth was a homer by Mike Pugh, his first career homer.
For The Shoremen (1-1)
-Richardello (career-high and game-best five RBI, 3-for-3 and a home run), Robertson (2-for-4, two runs and a walk), Hirschbaum (3-for-4, two home runs, three runs, three RBI and 10 total bases), Meder (2-for-4)
-Pitching: John Beck (loss 0-1)
-Washington had 12 in the game and worked out seven walks in the contest.
For Salisbury (3-2)
-Hitting: Tom LaBriola (4-for-4, four runs, two RBI and a walk), Grasso (3-for-6, four RBI and two runs), Barry (3-for-5, three runs and three RBI), Goodwin (3-for-6, four RBI and two runs), Lipman (2-for-4 with two runs scored), Dmiterchik (four RBI and two runs), Decker (two RBI)
-Pitching: Caleb Johnson (win 1-0)
-Salisbury had 21 hits and tallied nine walks in the win.
-The Sea Gulls scored 15 runs with two outs in the win.
-Washington scored its most runs in a single game against Salisbury this afternoon.
-Each team hit four home runs in the game.
-Hirschbaum, Pugh and Richardello all hit their first home runs in a WC uniform today.
-The four home runs for Washington is the first time in the 21st Century WC has hit four homers in a single game. Since 2001, Washington has hit three home runs in a game on seven occasions, the most recent one coming against Gettysburg on April 3, 2010.
3/3 @ Gallaudet – 2:30 p.m. (non-conference game)
-Washington downed Gallaudet at home last season, 6-4.