Felts Hits First Career Home Run In Victory
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Sophomore Jay Felts (Glen Arm, Md./McDonogh) snapped a 3-3 tie with a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning as host Washington College downed visiting Wesley, 6-4, in the back end of a home and home series on Thursday afternoon in a non-conference baseball game at Athey Baseball Park. The Shoremen avenged a 10-9 loss on Tuesday in Dover, Del. to earn a season split with their Delmarva rival.
Washington College 6 Wesley 4
How It Happened
- The Shoremen scored twice in the bottom of the first to take a 2-0 lead. With the bases loaded and one out, Aaron Barclay was hit by the pitch and that forced in TC Conrad for the game's first run. The next hitter, Ryan Zwier worked out a walk with the bases loaded to force in Charlie Meder for the frame's second run.
- Wesley got onto the scoreboard in the top of the third after Washington retired the first two batters. Chris Seibert singled to right-center with two away to score Trey Mears to cut the lead to 2-1. The next hitter, Mike Calvarese also singled to right-center to chase in Cody Dmiterchik to level the game at 2-2. Seibert would steal home as part of a double steal to give the Wolverines a 3-2 lead.
- Washington loaded the bases with one out in the last of the third on two walks and a hit by pitch, but Wesley pitcher Jonathan Mullin recorded back-to-back strikeouts to escape the inning unscathed.
- Barclay would level things at 3-3 in the last of the fourth when he hit a one out double just fair down the third base line to score Evan Hirschbaum all the way from first to tie it up.
- Washington would regain the lead in the last of the sixth when Jay Felts hit his first career home run on a three-run blast over the left field fence to put the hosts ahead 6-3. Scoring ahead of him were Hirschbaum and Zwier.
- In the top of the ninth, the Wolverines had runners on the corners and one out with Trey Mears at the plate. Mears would hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score John Joines. The next batter, Dmiterchik worked out a walk to put the tying run on base with two away and put Seibert at the plate as the go ahead run. Washington pitcher Nick Roberti would get Seibert to hit a comebacker back to himself for the game's final out and preserve the victory.
For The Shoremen (8-10)
- Hitting: Hirschbaum (2-for-4, two runs), Felts (three RBI, home run)
- Pitching: Billy Benson (win 2-1, six innings, eight hits, three runs, three earned, three walks, four strikeouts), Nick Roberti (save 2, 1/3 inning)
- Washington had five hits and drew 14 walks, while leaving 16 on base.
- The Shoremen had one error in the game leading to zero unearned runs for the Wolverines.
- Washington turned three double plays in the victory.
For Wesley (11-7)
- Hitting: Mears (2-for-3, walk, run, RBI), Dmiterchik (2-for-4, RBI, run), Calvarese (3-for-4, RBI), Joines (2-for-3, run)
- Pitching: Ryan Devine (loss 1-1, three innings of relief, five hits, four runs, four earned, one walk, three walks, two strikeouts)
- The Wolverines notched 10 hits, drew five walks as they left eight on base.
- The visitors had one error in the loss, but it did not lead to an unearned WC run.
- Felts was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game on the webcast of the contest.
- Washington worked out 14 walks in a game for the first time since March 19, 2001 at Lincoln.
- It was the time the Shoremen have turned three double plays in a game since April 21, 2016 at Franklin & Marshall.
- The last time WC left 16 runners on base in a game was on April 15, 2008 at McDaniel.
- Shoremen snapped a three-game losing streak with the win.
3/25 v. Gallaudet – 1:00 p.m. (non-conference game)
- Washington downed Gallaudet, 5-1, last year in Washington, D.C.