Zwier Drives In Four As Shoremen Post Best 20 Game Start Since 2012
DOVER, Del. — Visiting Washington College drew 13 walks and Ryan Zwier (Newark, Del. / Christ School (N.C.)) hit a three run home run and set a new career high with four RBI's as the Shoremen defeated host Wesley 10-4 in a non-conference baseball game played this afternoon at Bob Reed Field in Dover, Delaware.
Washington College 10, Wesley 4
How It Happened
- Evan Hirschbaum put the Shoremen on the board in the top of the first inning on an RBI groundout to short, scoring Aaron Barclay to give Washington a 1-0 lead they would never relinquish.
- The Wolverines got a runner to third base in the bottom of the third inning, but could not score.
- The Shoremen busted the game open with six runs, all unearned, and all coming with two outs, in the top of the fourth inning. Joe Lozupone reached on a fielding error to start the inning and would later score on a passed ball to push the lead to 2-0. Zwier then hit a three run home run to left field, his second home run of the season and fifth home run of his career, bringing home Barclay and CJ Gillmer to push the lead to 5-0. Joe Otto reached on a fielding error, which allowed Hirschbaum to score from first base and extend the lead to 6-0. Otto capped the inning when he stole home as part of a double steal with TC Conrad, who stole second base on the play, to make it a 7-0 Shoremen lead.
- The Wolverines got on the board in the bottom of the fifth inning when Kevin Schmitt hit a solo home run to left field to cut the lead to 7-1.
- Max Hammond doubled down the right field line, driving home Gillmer to push the lead to 8-1 in the top of the seventh. Hammond scored later in the inning on a sacrifice fly to center field from Zwier to make it a 9-1 Shoremen lead.
- The Wolverines picked up three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning. Jarrett Wallace hit a sacrifice fly to center field, which scored Schmitt. Later in the inning, Chris Seibert singled down the right field line, chasing home Cody Dmiterchik and Jordan Marucci to cut the Washington lead to 9-4.
- The Shoremen picked up a run in the top of the ninth when Gavin O'Donnell doubled to left center field, bringing home Barclay to push the lead to 10-4 and cap the scoring.
For the Shoremen (16-4)
- Hitting: Zwier (2-for-4, home run, double, career high four RBI's, run), Hirschbaum (2-for-5, double, RBI, walk, run), Gillmer (2-for-5, two runs, stolen base), Hammond (double, RBI, run), O'Donnell (double, RBI), Barclay (four walks, three runs), Otto (two walks, run, stolen base), Conrad (two walks, stolen base), Jay Felts (two walks, stolen base), Lozupone (walk, run).
- Pitching: Matt Furlong (win, 2-0, 7.2 innings, two hits, four runs, three walks, five strikeouts), Ethan Osgood (1.1 innings, one hit, zero runs, one walk, zero strikeouts).
- The Shoremen collected eight hits in the win, drew 13 walks, and left 14 runners on base.
- Washington played a clean game defensively, committing zero errors.
For Wesley (6-8)
- Hitting: Seibert (hit, two RBI's), Schmitt (hit, RBI, walk, two runs), Michael Piccirillo (hit, walk), Dmiterchik (two walks, run), Wallace (RBI), Marucci (run).
- Pitching: Darin Matthews (loss, 2-1, 3.2 innings, five hits, seven runs, one earned run, six walks, four strikeouts), Chris Bramble (3.1 innings, two hits, two runs, one earned run, four walks, four strikeouts), Mike Sabino (one inning, zero hits, zero runs, two walks, one strikeout), Wallace (one inning, one hit, one run, one walk, one strikeout).
- The Wolverines had just three hits in the loss, drew four walks, and left four runners on base.
- Wesley committed a pair of errors, leading to seven unearned runs for the Shoremen.
- The 13 walks drawn by the Shoremen are a season high and the first double digit walk performance by Washington this season.
- The 13 walks also represent the most walks drawn by the Shoremen in a game since they drew 14 walks, also against Wesley, in a 6-4 win over the Wolverines on March 23rd of last season.
- Washington improves to 16-4 with the win, the teams best 20 game start since starting 17-3 in 2012.
Up Next for the Shoremen
3/28 @ Eastern - 3:30 p.m.
- It will be the second meeting between the two teams in baseball. The first came in 2016, when Barclay hit a three run home run with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game 8-8. The game was called one pitch later due to darkness as the game ended in an 8-8 tie.