Barclay Socks Two Home Runs In Victory
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College trailed visiting Wesley 7-1 before scoring 13 of the game's next 14 runs on its way to a 14-10 win in a non-conference baseball game on Tuesday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park.
Washington College 14 Wesley 10
How It Happened
-The Wolverines took a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the top half of the second inning. Ron Morello scored on a double to right-center off the bat of Joe Hummel with two outs to make it 1-0. Hummel would score on a base hit by Eric Willey.
-Washington got onto the board in the last of the third on a base hit to left-center by Bryan Baquer that scored Joe Lozupone.
-Wesley posted a five-run top half of the fourth to take a 7-1 lead. With one out, Willey singled to right-center to plate both Mike Calvarese and Morello to make it 4-1. Willey would score on a base hit up the middle by Cody Dmiterchik to make it 5-1. Dmiterchik scored on a sacrifice fly by Trevor Mears to push the lead to 6-1 and Chris Seibert capped the scoring on a two-out single through the right side to plate Eric Speidel.
-The Shoremen answered with six in the bottom half of the fifth inning to knot the game at 7-7. With one out, Luke D'Ostilio singled to shallow right field to drive in Wes Robertson to cut the deficit to 7-2. Two hitters later, Evan Hirschbaum singled in both Lozupone and D'Ostilio to cut the lead to 7-4. With two outs, Wesley prolonged the inning with an error in the field and Aaron Barclay made the Wolverines play with a three-run home run to left-center to also score Hirschbaum and Matt Tancredi.
-TC Conrad would give the Shoremen their first lead of the game at 8-7 in the last of the sixth when he scored on Baquer's one out sacrifice fly down the left field line. Lozupone came home on a two out balk to push the lead to 9-7 and cap the scoring in the frame.
-Calvarese got the Wolverines within a run in the top of the seventh at 9-8 as he came home on a two-out fielding error by the Shoremen.
-In the last of the seventh, Washington scored four times to push the lead to 13-8. Barclay scored on a wild pitch with one away to make it 10-8 and a two-run single up the middle by Lozupone plated both Wes Robertson and Conrad to extend the lead to 12-8. Lozupone came home on a throwing error with two away to give Washington a five-run cushion.
-Barclay capped the 13-1 run for the hosts when he socked his second home run of the day, a solo shot to left field with one away to make it 14-8.
-The Wolverines scored twice in the top of the ninth with one out to provide the final margin. Morello scored on a fielder's choice and Hummel came home on a sac fly by Eric Speidel for the second and last run of the frame.
For The Shoremen (12-2-1)
-Hitting: Barclay (4-for-5, four RBI, three runs, two home runs), Lozupone (2-for-4, four runs, two RBI), Baquer (3-for-3, two RBI), Hirschbaum (2-for-5, two RBI), Robertson (2-for-4, two runs), Conrad (two runs)
-Pitching: Sean Weiss (win 1-0, 2 2/3 innings, one hit, one unearned run, one walk, one strikeout), Nick Popolizio (save 1, three innings, two runs, one earned, two walks, two strikeouts)
-The Shoremen had 15 hits and drew five walks in the win.
-Weiss and Popolizio combined to hold Wesley to just one earned run in 5 2/3 innings of relief.
-Washington made five errors in the field and led to three unearned runs for Wesley.
For Wesley (9-9)
-Hitting: Willey (2-for-5, three RBI), Morello (2-for-4, three runs), Hummel (2-for-4, two runs), Calvarese (two runs), Dmiterchik (two RBI)
-Pitching: Nate Weir (loss 0-1, one inning, two runs, two earned, three hits, one walk)
-The Wolverines had 11 hits, worked out three walks and had two batters reach on hit by pitches.
-Wesley committed two errors in the game, leading to four Washington runs.
-The 14 runs for Washington is the most against Wesley since a 15-3 win in 1991.
-The Shoremen now lead the all-time series 21-17.
-Barclay is the second Washington player to homer twice in a game this season as Hirschbaum went deep twice at Salisbury on March 1.
-Prior to this season, the last Shoreman to hit two homers in a game was John Rolewicz '12, who did it in game two of a doubleheader at Haverford on March 28, 2009.
3/24 @ Wesley – 3:30 p.m. (non-conference game)
-Back end of the home and home between the Delmarva rivals.