Tancredi pushes hit streak to 15 games
WESTMINSTER, Md. — Host McDaniel scored five times in the bottom of the first inning and pounded out 21 hits for the game en route to a 13-6 win over visiting Washington College in a Centennial Conference baseball game played today at Preston Field in Westminster, Maryland. The Green Terror earn a split of the season series with the win after falling to the Shoremen 3-1 in Chestertown on Tuesday afternoon.
McDaniel 13, Washington College 6
How It Happened
- The Green Terror jumped out to a quick lead with five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Eric Grantland grounded out to second base, bringing home Nick Valori to put McDaniel on the board. Kasey Nelson then hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Antonio Rosanova and push the lead to 2-0. A Logan Seitz single brought home Chris Morris, and Will Strauss would score on a fielders choice to extend the lead to 4-0. Valori capped the inning by drawing a bases loaded walk, forcing home Seitz to make it a 5-0 McDaniel lead.
- McDaniel would tack on two more runs in the bottom of the third inning when Grantland singled to shortstop, driving home Tyler O'Shea and Valori, who scored courtesy of a Shoremen fielding error, to push the Green Terror lead to 7-0.
- The Shoremen got three of those runs back in the top of the fourth inning. Wes Robertson singled to left field, bringing home both Charlie Meder and Matt Tancredi. Robertson would later score on a two out fielding error to cut the lead to 7-3.
- The Green Terror pushed the lead back to 8-3 in the bottom of the fifth when Grantland hit a sacrifice fly to right, bringing home Valori. McDaniel extended the lead to 9-3 in the bottom of the sixth when Mike Dunn singled through the left side with two outs, bringing home Seitz.
- Washington got a pair of runs back in the top of the seventh inning. Luke D'Ostilio cut the lead to 9-4 when he hit a two out triple to right center field, bringing home Gavin O'Donnell, followed by a Tancredi single to left field, which scored D'Ostilio to cut the lead to 9-5.
- McDaniel picked up four runs in the bottom of the seventh to put the game out of reach. Rosanova singled through the left side to bring home Valori and push the lead to 10-5. Nelson then hit a three run home run to left field, his fourth home run of the year, bringing home Grantland and Rosanova to give McDaniel a 13-5 lead. All four runs came before an out was recorded in the inning.
- Max Hammond hit his first career home run, a solo home run to right center, in the top of the ninth inning to cut the lead to 13-6 and cap the scoring.
For the Shoremen (13-19, 4-8 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Tancredi (3-for-4, RBI, walk, run, stolen base), Robertson (two RBI's, run), D'Ostilio (2-for-5, triple, RBI, run), Hammond (solo home run, run), O'Donnell (hit, walk, run scored), Meder (double, run scored).
- Pitching: Nick Roberti (loss, 1-3, 2 1/3 innings, 11 hits, seven runs, two walks, one strikeout), Brandon Bartlett (2 1/3 innings, three hits, one run, one walk, one strikeout), Mike Bartels (1 1/3 innings, six hits, five runs, zero walks, one strikeout).
- The Shoremen picked up 11 hits in the loss, drew a pair of walks, and left six runners on base.
- Washington committed one error, leading to one unearned McDaniel run.
For McDaniel (12-17, 4-8 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Nelson (3-for-4, double, home run, four RBI's, run), Rosanova (4-for-6, RBI, two runs), Valori (3-for-4, double, two walks, RBI, four runs), Grantland (2-for-4, three RBI's, run), Seitz (3-for-5, RBI, two runs, two stolen bases), Dunn (walk, two RBI's).
- Pitching: Brad Thaxton (win, 4-3, six innings, seven hits, three runs, zero walks, five strikeouts), Tyler Wright (two innings, three hits, two runs, zero walks, two strikeouts).
- The Green Terror pounded out 21 hits in the win, drew four walks, and left 10 runners on base.
- McDaniel committed one error, leading to one unearned Washington run.
- Tancredi extended his hitting streak to 15 games with his 3-for-4 performance.
- The loss snaps a five game road winning streak the Shoremen had over McDaniel in Westminster.
- With the win, McDaniel evens up the all-time series with the Shoremen at 64-64-1.
Up Next for the Shoremen
4/22 v. Muhlenberg - 12:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference double-header)
- The Shoremen split last year's doubleheader in Allentown, winning the first game 6-4 before falling in the second, 8-1.
- There will be a ceremony held before first pitch tomorrow to dedicate the Shoremen baseball locker room to Al Streelman '69, a former Shoremen baseball student-athlete and later Assistant and Head Coach of the Shoremen Baseball program. Streelman spent 15 seasons as Head Coach, retiring after the 2012 season, after spending 1979-1997 as an Assistant Coach under Ed Athey '47. Streelman was promoted to Head Coach following Athey's retirement.
- Streelman picked up 219 wins as Head Coach of the Shoremen, third in program history behind Athey (330) and J. Thomas Kibler (299).