Shoremen Register a Pair of 5-3 Wins Against Fords To Sweep CC Twinbill

Shoremen Register a Pair of 5-3 Wins Against Fords To Sweep CC Twinbill

Baquer Scores 100th Career Run and Moves to Second All-Time on WC Hit List

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The Washington College baseball team swept a Centennial Conference doubleheader from visiting Haverford in a pair of 5-3 victories on Saturday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park.  In the doubleheader, senior outfielder Bryan Baquer (Woodbridge, Va./Osbourn Park) scored his 100th career run and moved into second place all-time on the WC hits list.

Washington College 5 Haverford 3 (Game 1)

How It Happened
-Haverford got onto the scoreboard in the top of the third inning on a one out sacrifice fly to centerfield by Ben Verducci to score Thomas Vollaro.
-In the bottom of the fourth, the Shoremen posted a four-run frame with two away to take a 4-1 lead.  Matt Tancredi doubled down the right field line to score Luke D'Ostilio to level the game at 1-1 and on the play, a misplay by the Fords allowed Garrett Richardello to come home to put Washington ahead for good at 2-1.  Baquer would extend the lead to 4-1 as he homered to left field to also score Tancredi.  For Baquer, it was his 100th career run scored and became the seventh Washington baseball player to reach triple digits in all-time runs. 
-The Fords trimmed the Washington lead to 4-2 with a two-out double down the left field line by Sam Kane that scored Ethan Lee-Tyson in the top of the fifth.
-With two away in the bottom of the seventh, D'Ostilio singled to right to chase in Wes Robertson to give WC a 5-2 lead.
-With one away in the top of the ninth, Vollaro came home on a wild pitch to cut the Washington lead to 5-3.  With the bases loaded and one out, Washington pitcher Mike Bartels got Haverford's Nick Ott to hit into a game-ending 5-4-3 ground ball double play to give the Shoremen the game one win.

For The Shoremen (22-8-1, 6-5 CC)
-Hitting: Baquer (2-for-4, two RBI, home run), D'Ostilio (3-for-3), Robertson (three walks), Richardello (two walks)
-Pitching: John Beck (win 4-1, career-highs of 8 1/3 innings and five strikeouts, nine hits, three earned runs, two walks, five strikeouts), Bartels (save 4)
-Washington had seven hits in the game one win, but drew nine walks.
-The hosts did not commit an error in the game.

For Haverford (20-11, 9-4 CC)
-Hitting: Spencer Sohmer (3-for-4), Vollaro (two runs)
-Pitching: Stephen Ridings (loss 4-2, 3 2/3 innings, three hits, three runs, three earned, five walks, six strikeouts)
-The Fords had 10 hits and worked out four base on balls.
-Haverford committed three errors in the game, but did not lead to any unearned runs for Washington.

Notes
-Baquer tied Sean Connole '13 for second all-time in hits in the opener with his two hits at 175.
-Haverford left 10 on base, while Washington stranded 12 on the basepaths in the opener.

Washington College 5 Haverford 3 (Game 2)

How It Happened
-Meder got WC on the board in the bottom half of the second when he scored on an infield single by D'Ostilio to second base with two away to take a 1-0 lead.
-Haverford got a Lee-Tyson inside the park home run to take a 2-1 lead with two outs in the top of the sixth.  Centerfielder Baquer and right fielder Meder collided on a ball hit by Lee-Tyson in the gap in right-center and the umpire ruled that the ball was not caught.  Vollaro scored from first ahead of Lee-Tyson to put the Fords ahead by a run.
-The visitors' lead was short lived however as WC scored three times to take a 4-2 lead in the bottom half of the frame.  Baquer tied the game with his second homer of the twinbill, a blast to left as he moved into second place all-time on the Shoremen Nine hit list with his homer at 176.  Three batters later with two away, Meder put the Shoremen ahead for good on a two-run home run to right to also score Evan Hirschbaum
-The Fords responded with a two-out run in the top of the seventh when Ben Furlong singled down the left field line to score Sohmer to reduce the lead to 4-3.
-Richardello restored the two-run lead at 5-3 when with one out as his squeeze bunt scored Meder.
-In the top of the ninth, Haverford got the lead-off hitter on when Ott singled to shortstop.  However, he was erased on a 6-4-3 ground ball double play to get Washington one out away from the sweep.  The Shoremen completed the sweep when pitcher Nick Roberti fanned the Fords' Yannick Villaneuva swinging to end it.

For The Shoremen (23-8-1, 7-5 CC)
-Hitting: Meder (3-for-4, three runs, two RBI, home run), D'Ostilio (3-for-4), Baquer and Tancredi (2-for-3, walk)
-Pitching: P.J. Mikulus (win 3-1, eight innings, eight hits, three earned runs, one walk, five strikeouts), Roberti (save 1, one inning, one hit, one strikeout)
-WC had 13 hits in the game two win, worked out two walks and stranded eight runners.
-The hosts did not commit an error in the game.

For Haverford (20-12, 9-5 CC)
-Hitting: Ott and Verducci (2-for-4), Tyson (two RBI, inside the park home run)
-Pitching: Grant Finn (loss 3-4, 6 1/3 innings, 10 hits, four runs, four earned, two walks, one strikeout)
-The Fords had nine hits, drew one walk and left three on the bases.
-Haverford did not commit an error in game two.

Notes
-Baquer, who had four hits in the sweep, is now second all-time in career hits with 177 as he trails just Ryan Normoyle '12 who totaled 208 career hits.  The senior has scored 101 career runs. 
-The other six Shoremen to score 100 or more runs in their career are Normoyle (138), Rory Conway '94 (133), Connole (119), Nick Marinelli '14 (113), John Rolewicz '12 (111) and Dan Gerbasi '99 (100). 
-Washington did not commit an error in either game.
-The Shoremen have won five of the last six against the Fords and have won each of the past two doubleheaders at home against Haverford.
-With today's two wins, the 2016 Shoremen are at 23 wins, trailing just the 2012 squad that won 28 times for most wins in program history in a single season.

Up Next
4/24 @ Ursinus – 12:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference doubleheader)
-The two squads split a doubleheader last season in Chestertown.