Shoremen Sweep Falcons, 11-0 and 19-8
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Freshman Aaron Barclay (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) went 4-for-5 with two home runs and eight RBI to go along with seven runs scored in a Washington College doubleheader sweep of Albertus Magnus on Monday afternoon at Crosley Field at the Ripken Experience. The Shoremen won game one by an 11-0 score and took game two, 19-8.
Washington College 11 Albertus Magnus 0 (Game 1)
How It Happened
-The Shoremen took the lead for good in the top of the second inning on a one-out two run home run to centerfield off the bat of Aaron Barclay. Scoring ahead of him was Matt Tancredi.
-The Falcons got their lone hit of the game in the bottom half of the second on a one-out double to left by Mike Saia.
-Washington took control of the game with a six-run top half of the fourth. With nobody out, Barclay doubled to left to score Tancredi to make it 3-0. Luke D'Ostilio with two outs doubled to center to play Wes Robertson and Barclay to make it 5-0. The six-run frame was capped on a bases clearing two-bagger to left by Evan Hirschbaum that drove in Logan Dubbé, D'Ostilio and Bryan Baquer.
-The Shoremen scored twice in the top of the fifth and once in the top of the sixth to round out the scoring.
For The Shoremen (5-1-1)
-Hitting: Barclay (2-for-3, three runs, three RBI), D'Ostilio (2-for-3, four RBI), Joe Lozupone (2-for-5, RBI), Hirschbaum (three RBI), Tancredi (two runs)
-Pitching: Chase Thomas (win 1-0, four innings, one hit, no runs, five walks, three strikeouts), Dom Giandonato (two innings, three strikeouts, no hits, no walks), Drew Alvarez (one inning, one strikeout, one walk)
-Washington had 10 hits, drew four walks and got on base via hit by pitch on six occasions.
-The team committed one error in the field.
For Albertus Magnus (0-3)
-Hitting: Saia (1-for-2, walk)
-Pitching: Michael Terzi (loss 0-1, three innings)
-The Falcons worked out four walks in addition to their one hit.
-Albertus Magnus did not commit an error in the field.
-Chase Thomas picks up his first career victory in the first game.
Washington College 19 Albertus Magnus 8 (Game 2)
How It Happened
-The Shoremen scored six times after the first two batters were retired in the bottom of the first inning as WC took advantage of a two-out error by the Falcons. Baquer scored on the error off the bat of Hirschbaum for the game's first run. Hirschbaum and Charlie Meder would score on consecutive balks to make it 3-0. Barclay scored on a Pugh base hit to right-center to make it 4-0 and Ryan Donnelly capped the outburst with a two-run homer to left field to make it 6-0.
-The Falcons got onto the board in the top half of the second on a two out single up the middle by Robert Perazella to drive in Steven Lockman to cut the lead to 6-1.
-Washington got four in the last half of the second, highlighted by Barclay's second home run of the doubleheader, this time a three-run blast to left with one away.
-In the third inning, Albertus Magnus got one run before Washington responded with six in the last of the third.
-The Falcons scored once in the fifth, four times in the sixth and grabbed a run in the top half of the seventh, while the Shoremen scored three times in the bottom of the fifth to round out the scoring.
For The Shoremen (6-1-1)
-Hitting: Barclay (2-for-2, four runs, five RBI to set career-high, home run), Pugh (2-for-4, career-best five RBI, two runs, home run), Baquer (2-for-2, three runs), Donnelly (2-for-4, three RBI), D'Ostilio (2-for-3, two runs), Meder (3-for-3, three runs, two RBI)
-Pitching: Dubbé (win 2-0, five innings, nine hits, three runs, two earned, three strikeouts)
-The Shoremen had 16 hits, drew three walks and were hit by a pitch twice.
-WC committed one error in the field leading to one unearned run.
For Albertus Magnus (0-4)
-Hitting: Justin Poirier (3-for-4, two RBI), Lockman (3-for-4, two RBI), Tyler Robertson (2-for-4, two runs scored), Terzi (2-for-4)
-Pitching: Christopher Rivera (loss 0-1, three innings)
-The Falcons had 12 hits in the second game, drew a walk and were plunked three times.
-Albertus Magnus committed one error in the game, leading to all six of WC's runs in the last of the first.
-The Shoremen outscored the Falcons, 54-11, in the three-game sweep.
-Falcons' senior Tyler Robertson is the older brother of Washington sophomore Wes Robertson.
3/15 v. Principia – 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Myrtle Beach, S.C. (non-conference doubleheader)