Shoremen Win Game One 3-1, Fall In Game Two 5-4; Robertson Drives In Career-High Four In Second Contest
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – The Washington College baseball team had its hopes of reaching the Centennial Conference Tournament for the first time in four years dashed on Saturday afternoon against visiting Dickinson in a Centennial Conference baseball doubleheader at Athey Baseball Park. The Shoremen won the first game 3-1, but could fell 5-4 in game two after racing out to a 3-0 lead. The game two loss, coupled with McDaniel sweeping its doubleheader against Ursinus ended the Shoremen's chances. Dickinson helped end the Shoremen's hopes for a tournament appearance for the second consecutive season as last season, Dickinson swept Washington in the final conference doubleheader to dash WC's hopes.
Washington College 3 Dickinson 1 (Game 1)
How It Happened
-Dickinson took a 1-0 lead with a one-out RBI single by Stephen Salkowicz to center to score Austin Sumners in the top of the third inning.
-The Shoremen leveled the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth on a leadoff home run by Bryan Baquer.
-With nobody out, Washington took the lead in the last of the sixth when Evan Hirschbaum delivered a two-run double to right to plate both Luke D'Ostilio and Baquer to give the hosts a 3-1 lead.
-Shoremen starting pitcher P.J. Miklulus retired the Red Devils in order in each of the final three innings to secure the game one win for WC. He got Jon Chudacoff to fly out to Baquer in center to end the opener.
For The Shoremen (26-10-1, 10-7 CC)
-Hitting: Baquer (two runs, home run), Joe Lozupone (2-for-3), Hirschbaum (two RBI)
-Pitching: Mikulus (win 4-1, complete game seven-hitter, one run, one earned, one walk, two strikeouts)
-WC had seven hits, drew five walks and stranded seven on the basepaths.
-No errors were committed by the hosts in the opener.
For Dickinson (19-18, 6-11 CC)
-Hitting: Sakowicz (2-for-4, RBI), Phil Werner (2-for-4)
-Pitching: Cristian Acosta (loss 4-3, 6 1/3 innings, seven hits, three runs, three earned, four walks, eight strikeouts)
-Dickinson had seven hits, worked out one walk and left six on base.
-The Red Devils did not commit an error in game two.
-Mikulus retired the final 10 batters in the game.
Dickinson 5 Washington College 4 (Game 2)
How It Happened
-The Shoremen came out strong in game two with a two-out three-run home run in the last of the first by Wes Robertson that also scored Matt Tancredi and Hirschbaum.
-Dickinson got onto the board in the top of the second inning when Matt Primavera scored on a one out double by Luke Besse.
-The Red Devils notched a pair of one-out runs in the top of the third to even the game at 3-3. Alex Jacobson singled in Werner to cut the lead to 3-2 and Primavera singled home Rick Hopkins to tie the contest.
-Robertson gave the hosts the lead back in the last of the third when with two outs he doubled in Baquer to give WC a 4-3 lead.
-The lead would last until the top of the sixth when Max Brown, who reached on an error, scored on a one out fielding error by the Shoremen to knot the game at 4-4.
-Dickinson would take the lead in the top of the eighth at 5-4 on a two-out single to center by Hopkins to score Ryan Dolan.
-Hirschbaum reached second base on a sacrifice bunt with one out in the bottom of the eighth, but was left stranded there. The Shoremen went down in order in the ninth to end the game.
For The Shoremen (26-11-1, 10-8 CC)
-Hitting: Robertson (2-for-2, home run, four RBI, walk), Hirschbaum (2-for-4)
-Pitching: John Beck (six innings, 10 hits, four runs, three earned, two walks, zero strikeouts), Nick Popolizio (loss 1-2, three innings, four hits, one run, one earned, zero walks, zero strikeouts)
-WC had six hits, drew four walks and left six on base.
-The three errors by Washington led to one unearned run for Dickinson.
For Dickinson (20-18, 7-11 CC)
-Hitting: Primavera (4-for-5, RBI), Hopkins, Werner and Brian McCloud (2-for-5)
-Pitching: Ian Brink (six innings, five hits, four runs, four earned, three walks, four strikeouts), Tyler Clauson-Wolf (win 2-0, one-plus inning, one hit, zero runs, one walk, three strikeouts), Reid Collins (save 4, two innings, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, two strikeouts)
-The Red Devils had 14 hits and two walks, while leaving 11 on base.
-Dickinson's one error did not lead to a Washington run.
-The Shoremen were eliminated when McDaniel won game two of its doubleheader against Ursinus 15-4. McDaniel won game one by a 6-2 score.
-Robertson drove in a career-high four runs in the game two loss.
-The 10 conference wins are the most by Washington since winning 11 in 2012.
-5/3 v. #17 Frostburg State – 4:00 p.m. (non-conference game)
-Season finale for the team.