Baquer Tallies His 150th Career Hit
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Washington College baseball team scored once in the bottom of the seventh inning and twice in the last of the eighth to record a 3-2 comeback win against Division II's Benedict at the Polo Grounds on Wednesday afternoon at the Ripken Experience in non-conference baseball action.
Washington College 3 Benedict 2
How It Happened
-The Tigers scored twice in the top of the first inning to grab a 2-0 lead. Yancy Freeny scored on a triple to right-center by John Holleran. Holleran would score on an RBI groundout by Reinaldo Santiago.
-Washington loaded the bases in the last of the first inning with one out, but Matt Tancredi lined out into a double play at third base.
-The Shoremen got onto the board in the last of the seventh when Bryan Baquer tripled to drive in Luke D'Ostilio to cut the Tigers lead to 2-1. It was Baquer's 150th career base hit.
-Washington scored twice in the last of the eighth to take a 3-2 lead. Aaron Barclay doubled home TC Conrad with one out to tie the game at 2-2 and with two away D'Ostilio singled to center to score Barclay for the go ahead win.
-The Tigers had a runner at third with two outs in the top of the ninth, but WC pitcher John Beck got Jorge Moreno to strikeout swinging to end the game.
For The Shoremen (9-1-1)
-Hitting: Barclay (3-for-4, run), Baquer, D'Ostilio and Meder (2-for-4)
-Pitching: Brian Kasey (6 2/3 innings, two earned run, six hits, one walk, four strikeouts), Beck (win 1-1, 2 1/3 innings, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts)
-The team had 14 hits in the win, drew a walk and were hit by a pitch twice.
-Washington had two errors in the win.
For Benedict (12-6)
-Hitting: Holleran (2-for-4, RBI), Shomarll Thomas (2-for-3)
-Pitching: Louis Garcia (loss 2-1, 2/3 innings, four hits, two earned runs, strikeout)
-The Tigers had seven hits, worked out a pair of walks and had one runner reach on hit by pitch.
-Benedict did not commit an error in the game.
-Today marked the first time since March 17, 2010 that the Shoremen Nine played a game against a non-Division III opponent. On that day Washington swept Division I's Coppin State, 4-1 and 3-2.
-Baquer is the fifth Washington player to tally 150 career hits. He joins Ryan Normoyle '12 (208), Sean Connole '13 (175), Nick Marinelli '14 (167) and John Rolewicz '12 (162).
3/17 v. Alfred State – 9:00 a.m. at Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Ripken Experience)
-Team's final game in South Carolina.