D'Ostilio has game winning single in Game One; Hirschbaum hits game winning three run home run in Game Two
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. — Visiting Washington College pushed their win streak to six consecutive games with a pair of 10 inning wins over host Ursinus in a Centennial Conference baseball doubleheader played on Thomas Field in Collegeville, Pennsylvania this afternoon. The Shoremen rallied for a 7-6 win in Game One, then had to rally again for a 6-3 win over the Bears in Game Two.
Washington College 7, Ursinus 6 (10 innings)-Game One
How It Happened
- The Shoremen took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Brian Baquer hit a double to left-center field to score TC Conrad.
- Ursinus grabbed the lead in the bottom of the first inning. Chris Jablonski hit a fielders choice, which drove in Travis Kozak to tie the game at 1, followed by an RBI double down the right field line from Alex Campbell, which brought home Jablonski, to give the Bears a 2-1 lead.
- Washington tied it 2-2 in the top of the second inning after Garrett Richardello reached on a fielding error by the left fielder, which allowed Charlie Meder to score.
- Ursinus re-took the lead in the bottom of the second inning, as Kieran Geyer reached with a single, forcing an errant throw from center field which allowed Barron Natelli to score and gove the Bears a 3-2 lead.
- A Vincent Terry RBI single in the fourth inning extended the Bears lead to 4-2. Austin Kurey then hit an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to extend the lead to 5-2.
- The Shoremen tied the game with three runs in the top of the eighth inning. Baquer started the inning with a triple, and the next batter, Evan Hirschbaum, followed with a triple of his own to cut the lead to 5-3. Hirschbaum then scored as Wes Robertson reached on a fielding error to make it a 5-4 game. Robertson eventually scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 5-5.
- Baquer gave the Shoremen the lead in the top of the ninth inning as an RBI single scored Mike Pugh to give Washington a 6-5 lead.
- Ursinus tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, as the second RBI double of the day from Kurey scored Campbell to tie the game at 6-6 and send the game to extra innings.
- Luke D'Ostilio drove in the eventual winning run in the top of the 10th inning, as his RBI single scored Meder to make it a 7-6 game.
-Ursinus got a two out baserunner in the bottom of the inning, but could not score as the Shoremen picked up the come from behind win.
For the Shoremen (24-8-1, 8-5 CC)
- Hitting: Baquer (3-for-5, triple, double, 2 RBI's, run), Hirschbaum (3-for-5, triple, RBI, run), D'Ostilio (2-for-5, game winning RBI), Conrad (2-for-5, run, stolen base), Robertson (RBI, walk, run, stolen base), Meder (2 runs, walk).
- Pitching: Mike Bartels (win, 2-1, 2 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts), Brian Kasey (starter, 7 innings, 13 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts).
- The Shoremen pounded out 13 hits in the win, drew a pair of walks, and left eight runners on base.
- Washington committed a pair of defensive errors, leading to two unearned runs.
For Ursinus (16-18, 2-11 CC)
- Hitting: Kurey (3-for-5, 2 doubles, 2 RBI's), Terry (3-for-6, RBI), Campbell (3-for-6, double, RBI, run), Jablonski (2-for-6, double, RBI, 2 runs, stolen base), Kozak (2-for-5, walk, 2 runs).
- Pitching: Seth Regensburg (loss, 3-4, 2.2 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts), Sean Pisik (starter, 7.1 innings, 9 hits, 4 runs, 3 earned, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts).
- The Bears had 17 hits in the loss, drew two walks, and left 13 runners on base.
- Ursinus committed four errors, leading to two Washington runs.
Washington College 6, Ursinus 3 (10 innings)-Game Two
How It Happened
- Ursinus grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. A two run single from Austin Feuerman scored Jablonski and Kozak to open up the scoring.
- Washington cut the lead to 2-1 in the top of the third inning when a Matt Tancredi RBI single to right centaur field scored Ben Nelson.
- Kozak scored on a throwing error to extend the Bears lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
- D'Ostilio started the top of the eighth inning with a solo home run to right field, the first of his career, to cut the lead to 3-2.
- Baquer then hit a two out single through the left side of the infield to score Pugh and tie the game at 3-3.
- Ursinus put the potential winning run on third base in the bottom of the ninth inning, but Shoremen reliever Sean Weiss struck out Campbell to send the game to extra innings.
- Hirschbaum then launched his fifth home run of the season, a three run home run, to give the Shoremen a 6-3 lead in the top of the 10th inning.
- Ursinus got a runner to second base in the bottom of the 10th, but would not score, as the Shoremen held on for the sweep.
For the Shoremen (25-8-1, 9-5 CC)
- Hitting: Hirschbaum (game winning 3 run home run), Baquer (2-for-5, double, RBI, run), D'Ostilio (solo home run, first of career), Tancredi (RBI, run).
- Pitching: Weiss (win, 2-0, 1.1 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts), Nick Popolizio (starter, 6 innings, 6 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts), Nick Roberti (2.2 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts).
- The Shoremen had 10 hits in the win, drew one walk, and left seven runners on base.
- Washington had three defensive errors, leading to one unearned run.
For Ursinus (16-19, 2-12 CC)
- Hitting: Feuerman (2 RBI's), Kozak (2-for-3, 2 runs, stolen base), Jablonski (walk, run, 2 stolen bases)
- Pitching: Connor McCarthy (loss, 0-2, 1.1 innings, 2 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk), David Drea (allowed Hirschbaum home run, 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 strikeout), Matt Radwanski (starter, 7.2 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts).
- The Bears had nine hits in the loss, drew two walks, and left nine runners on base.
- Ursinus had a clean defensive game, committing zero errors.
- With the wins, Washington runs their win streak to six games.
- It is the second doubleheader sweep for the Shoremen this weekend, as Washington posted a pair of 5-3 wins yesterday over Haverford.
- Today was the first sweep of Ursinus since the 2011 season, and the first Centennial Conference sweep of the Bears on the road.
- Baquer has recorded at least 1 RBI in every game for the Shoremen during their win streak (8 RBI's in those six games)
-Washington now sits at 9-5 in the conference, good for third place in the standings with four conference games to play.
Up Next for the Shorewomen
4/26 v. Johns Hopkins - 3:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
-Johns Hopkins has won the last five head to head meetings against Washington.
-The Blue Jays will carry a 13 game unbeaten streak into Tuesday afternoon's matchup with the Shoremen.