Griffin Tosses Complete Game Victory In Game One
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College and visiting Ursinus split a Centennial Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park. The Shoremen took game one, 7-6, before the Bears responded to grab game two by a 13-5 score. It was the Shoremen's final two games of the year.
Washington College 7 Ursinus 6 (Game 1)
How It Happened
- Ursinus took a quick 1-0 lead as the third hitter of the game, Carter Usowski doubled down the left field line to plate Travis Kozak with nobody out. With one out, Alex Campbell scored on an RBI groundout to second off the bat of Dom Fiorentino to give the Bears a 2-0 lead. Usowski came home on a two-out wild pitch that extended the Bears lead to three and capped the run scoring in the inning.
- The Shoremen got onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning with a pair of runs. Aaron Barclay scored on a wild pitch with one out and Ryan Donnelly scored on a safety squeeze bunt off the bat of Gavin O'Donnell to trim the lead to 3-2.
- Alex Mumme scored on a squeeze bunt by Vincent Terry to make it 4-2 in the top of the third with one out.
- Washington took the lead for good with five-run bottom of the third to take a 7-4 lead. With one out, Donnelly singled up the middle to plate both Matt Tancredi and Barclay to tie the game at 4-4. The next batter, Max Hammond singled to right-center to score Logan Dubbé and put the hosts ahead for good at 5-4. Following a pitching change, Donnelly made it 6-4 when he came on an infield single to third by Joe Lozupone and Hammond capped the scoring when he came home on a sacrifice fly by O'Donnell.
- In the top of the fourth, Carter Usowski hit a one-out sac fly to plate Kozak and cut the lead to 7-5.
- Austin Kurey led off the top of the eighth with a home run to left to trim the hosts' lead to 7-6.
- Ursinus got a runner to second base in the top of the ninth, but Billy Griffin, in his final outing as a Shoreman, struck out the side, including Greg Petorak to end the game and give Washington the one-run win.
For The Shoremen (15-22, 6-11 CC)
- Hitting: Donnelly (2-for-3, two runs, two RBI), Dubbé (2-for-3, two runs), O'Donnell (two RBI), Tancredi (1-for-3, two walks, run)
- Pitching: Billy Griffin (complete game, 10 hits, six runs, six earned, one walk, 10 strikeouts)
- Washington had 10 hits and drew eight walks, while leaving 10 on base.
- The Shoremen had two errors in the game, leading to zero runs by the Bears.
For Ursinus (22-14, 9-8 CC)
- Hitting: Kozak (2-for-5, two runs), Campbell (2-for-4, run), Kurey (2-for-3, home run), Usowski (two RBI)
- Pitching: Pierce Greenleaf (loss 5-3, 2 1/3 innings, eight hits, seven runs, six earned, two walks, zero strikeouts), Bullpen (5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, two hits, six walks and two strikeouts)
- The Bears notched 10 hits and drew one walk as they left eight on base.
- The visitors had one error in the game, leading to one unearned run for WC.
- Griffin was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game on the webcast of the contest.
Ursinus 13 Washington College 5 (Game 2)
How It Happened
- Evan Hirschbaum put the Shoremen ahead in the last of the first when he singled through the left side with two outs to score Charlie Meder.
- Ursinus answered with a four-run top of the second to take a lead they never relinquished at 4-1. With nobody out, Kurey doubled to left-center to score Usowski and Mumme to make it 2-1 and the following batter Avery Perez homered to left to score Kurey to make it 4-1.
- Kurey made it 5-1 when he singled through the right side with one away to drive home Usowski. Two batters later and with two away, Kieran Geyer hit a two-bagger to right-center to score both Mumme and Kurey to extend the lead to 7-1.
- The Bears would score single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and three in the top of the seventh to get to their 13 runs. The Shoremen scored two in the fifth and one run each in the sixth and seventh to get to their five.
For The Shoremen (15-23, 6-12 CC)
- Hitting: Tancredi (4-for-5, run), Hirschbaum (2-for-5, three RBI), Lozupone (3-for-3, walk, run), Jay Felts (2-for-4, RBI), D'Ostilio (2-for-5, run)
- Pitching: Dubbé (loss 3-4, five innings, 13 hits, nine runs, six earned, zero walks, four strikeouts)
- Washington had 14 hits, drew four walks and had a hitter reach via hit by pitch, while leaving 14 on base.
- The Shoremen had three errors in the game, leading to three Ursinus unearned runs.
- Washington pitchers combined for 12 strikeouts in the game.
For Ursinus (23-14, 10-8 CC)
- Hitting: Mumme (5-for-6, three runs), Kurey (4-for-5, four RBI, two runs, home run), Usowski (3-for-6, three runs, three RBI), Perez (2-for-5, two runs, two RBI, home run), Geyer (2-for-5, two RBI), Terry (2-for-4, run), Kozak (2-for-6, two runs)
- Pitching: Seth Regensburg (win 7-2, seven innings, 13 hits, five runs, four earned, one walk, seven strikeouts)
- The Bears notched 20 hits and drew one walk as they left 10 on base.
- The visitors had one error in game two, leading to one unearned run for WC.
- Ursinus clinched a spot in the Centennial Conference Tournament with the game two win and a Franklin & Marshall loss at Muhlenberg in game two of its doubleheader.
- Hirschbaum was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game on the webcast of the contest.
- Tancredi matched his career-high in hits with four.
- Shoremen pitchers combined for 22 strikeouts in the twinbill.
- Today marked the final games in a Shoremen uniform for six seniors: Dubbé, Griffin, Hirschbaum, Meder, Drew Alvarez and Mike Mann.