Lozupone Plates Conrad For Game-Winning Run With Two Outs In The 9th
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Sophomore Joe Lozupone (Olney, Md./Good Counsel) singled up the middle with two-out in the bottom of the ninth inning to plate freshman TC Conrad (Silver Spring, Md./Paint Branch) from second base to give host Washington College a walk-off 3-2 win over visiting Neumann on Friday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park. The Shoremen improve to 3-1-1 with the win, while the Knights fall to 4-8.
Washington College 3 Neumann 2
How It Happened
-The Shoremen got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth inning when with one out, Mike Pugh hit a sacrifice fly to centerfield to plate sophomore Wes Robertson to make it 1-0.
-In the top of the sixth, the Knights took the lead with a pair of runs. With nobody out, Sam Banks scored due to a throwing error by WC to tie the game at 1-1. In the next at bat, AJ Koscelansky singled to left to score Chuck Trentler to give Neumann a 2-1 lead.
-The lead would last until the bottom of the seventh when with two away, Robertson scored on a wild pitch to even the game 2-2.
-In the bottom of the ninth with the game tied at 2-2 with two outs, Conrad was inserted as a pinch-runner at second base for Aaron Barclay who got on base with a one-out single to center. Lozupone took the pitch from Jerome Cevetello up the middle for base hit and Conrad came around from second to score as the Neumann throw to the plate was in front of home plate to give Washington the walk-off triumph.
For The Shoremen (3-1-1)
-Hitting: Lozupone (2-for-5, game-winning RBI), Barclay (2-for-4), Robertson (two runs)
-Pitching: Billy Griffin (win 1-0, four innings, three hits, no runs, one walk and four strikeouts), Dan Jarrell (five-plus innings, three hits, two runs, one earned, three walks and five strikeouts)
-The Shoremen had two errors in the game which led to one unearned Neumann run.
-Washington left six on base in the win.
For Neumann (4-8)
-Hitting: Koscelansky (2-for-4, RBI), Eric Bergman (2-for-3, walk)
-Pitching: Kristian DeLuzio (loss 0-3, 8 1/3 innings, seven hits, three runs, three earned, one walk and six strikeouts)
-The Knights committed one error in the game, which did not lead to a WC run.
-Neumann left seven on base in the game.
-Washington now leads the all-time series, 17-5.
3/13 v. Albertus Magnus – 8:30 p.m. in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (non-conference game)
-The two teams split a doubleheader two years ago in Chestertown.