BALTIMORE, Md. — The 25th-ranked host Johns Hopkins University baseball team clinched the top seed in the upcoming Centennial Conference Tournament with a 10-3 win over visiting Washington College this afternoon. The Blue Jays also completed a home-and-home sweep of the Shoremen with the victory.
#25 Johns Hopkins 10, Washington College 3
How It Happened
- Daniel Albert gave the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run to left with one out in the bottom of the first inning. Hopkins added a run in the bottom of the second when Ryan Orgielewicz scored on a two-out error.
- Bryan Baquer plated a pair of runs for the Shoremen with a single in the top of the third. Evan Hirschbaum followed with a sacrifice fly in the next at bat to even the score at 3-3.
- Alex Darwiche put Hopkins back in front, 4-3, with a two-out double in the bottom of the third. Orgielewicz then followed with a three-run home run to extend the lead to 7-3. Conor Reynolds tacked on another run with a one-out home run in the bottom of the fourth. Albert drove in another run with a sacrifice fly later in the inning as the lead grew to 9-3.
- The score remained 9-3 until Raul Shah homered in the bottom of the seventh to supply the final margin.
For the Shoremen (25-10-1, 9-7 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Aaron Barclay (3-for-4); Baquer (2-for-3, 2 runs, double, walk)
- Pitching: Brian Kasey (Loss, 7 innings, 9 hits, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 10 runs, 8 earned); Sean Weiss (1 inning, 1 walk, 0 runs)
For Johns Hopkins (26-9-2, 13-2-1 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Albert (2-for-3, 3 RBI, 2 runs, 1 home run); Shah (2-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 runs, home run); Orgielewicz (1-for-3, 3 RBI, 2 runs, home run, walk, stolen base)
- Pitching: Preston Betz (Win, 5 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts, 0 runs); Wyatt Lam (3 innings, 5 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts, 3 earned runs); Alex Ross (1 inning, 1 strikeout, 0 runs)
Up Next for the Shoremen
4/30 v. Dickinson (2) - 12:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference double-header)
- The double-header against Dickinson will double as the Shoremen's Senior Day. The Shoremen are still alive for one of the four spots in the Centennial Conference Tournament. Two wins would clinch a berth in the tournament for Washington regardless of any other outcomes. A win and a loss by McDaniel or two losses by McDaniel would also clinch a spot for the Shoremen.