Meder Tallies Two Hits and Scores Washington's Lone Run
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting Salisbury got a complete game six-hitter from Connor Reeves and scored twice in the top of the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie on its way to a 3-1 win over host Washington College in the back end of a home and home series on Thursday afternoon in a non-conference baseball game at Athey Baseball Park. The Sea Gulls won the first meeting on March 2 by a 7-6 score down in Salisbury.
Salisbury 3 Washington College 1
How It Happened
- Salisbury got onto the board with a run in the top of the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. With one away, Jack Decker singled to right field to score Tom LaBriola for the game's opening run.
- The Shoremen would level the game in the last of the fourth when with two outs Aaron Barclay singled to right-center to score Charlie Meder and game was tied at 1-1.
- In the top of the fifth, the Sea Gulls netted a pair of runs to take a 3-1 lead. Kyle Canavan led off the frame with a first pitch home run over the left field fence to make it 2-1 and still with nobody out Pete Grasso hit a sacrifice fly to center that scored Justin Meekins to give Salisbury a two-run cushion.
- The Shoremen had runners on first and second in the last of the fifth and Matt Tancredi at the plate. Trancredi hit a single to right and Gavin O'Donnell tried to score from second base, but the from the throw from Colby Dean in right was relayed to Jay Perry at first and his throw to LaBriola was able to get O'Donnell at the plate to end the inning and keep the score at 3-1.
- Washington twice got the tying run to the plate in the sixth and eighth innings, but failed to score.
For The Shoremen (9-11)
- Hitting: Meder (2-for-4, run), Luke D'Ostilio (two walks)
- Pitching: Matt Furlong (loss 0-2, one inning, two hits, two runs, two earned, one walk, zero strikeouts)six innings, eight hits, three runs, three earned, three walks, four strikeouts)
- Washington had six hits and drew two walks, while leaving three on base.
- The Shoremen had one error in the game leading to zero unearned runs for the Sea Gulls.
- Washington used six pitchers in the game.
For Salisbury (18-7)
- Hitting: Scott Ardoin (2-for-5), LaBriola (two walks, run)
- Pitching: Reeves (win 4-1, complete game six-hitter, one unearned run, two walks and eight strikeouts)
- The Sea Gulls notched six hits, drew four walks and had three hitters get hit by pitch as they left 10 on base.
- The visitors had zero errors in the win.
- Meder was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game on the webcast of the contest.
- Meder, who tallied his 100th career hit on March 21 at Wesley, has had three two-hit games in his last four games.
- It was the final non-conference contest for the Shoremen this season.
4/1 @ Franklin & Marshall – 12:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference doubleheader)
- Conference opening games for the Shoremen Nine.
- Shoremen won both contests a season ago.