Washington Scores 12 Times In Eighth Inning To Offset Eight Errors
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Visiting Washington College scored 16 unanswered runs, including 12 in the top of the eighth inning, to overcome an 11-4 deficit to down host McDaniel, 20-12, on Tuesday afternoon at Preston Field in Centennial Conference baseball action. The Shoremen improve to 22-11 overall and 6-5 in the Centennial, while the Green Terror slip to 9-12 and 3-8 respectively.
Washington College 20 McDaniel 12
How It Happened
- Washington trailed 11-4 after the fourth inning before scoring twice in the top of the sixth inning to cut it to 11-6.
- In the top of the eighth, Washington took advantage of three McDaniel errors to score 12 runs, 10 of which were unearned. With one away, Chris Kramedas gave the Shoremen their first lead since the first inning on a two-run single up the middle to score Ryan Zwier and CJ Gillmer to put the Shoremen ahead 12-11. Leading 15-11 with two outs, Zwier capped the 12-run outburst with a three-run opposite field home run to right field as Washington sent 16 men to the plate in the inning as the visitors took an 18-11 lead going into the bottom of the eighth.
- Washington added two runs in the top of the ninth before the Green Terror scored once in the last of the ninth to provide the final margin.
- The Shoremen scored twice in the top of the first before McDaniel answered with eight runs, seven of them being unearned, to grab an 8-2 lead after one. McDaniel, which took advantage of five WC errors in the last of the first took the lead with one out when Kasey Nelson scored on a throwing error to give the Green Terror a 3-2 lead. McDaniel capped the inning with when Aaron Rosanova scored on a fielding miscue by Washington to give the hosts a six-run lead.
- Each team scored one run in its half of the second inning as McDaniel led 9-3 after two.
- The Green Terror took a 10-3 lead after three before the Shoremen got one back to trim the lead to six in the top of the fourth. McDaniel got a run in the last of the fourth to go back ahead 11-4.
For The Shoremen (22-11, 6-5 CC)
- Hitting: Donnelly (5-for-5, two triples, two doubles, five runs, two RBI, career-high in hits), Barclay (3-for-5, four RBI, two hits), Matt Tancredi (3-for-5, four runs), Evan Hirschbaum (3-for-6), Zwier (four RBI, two runs, home run), Joe Lozupone (three runs), Kramedas (1-for-2, two runs, two RBI), Luke D'Ostilio (2-for-6)
- Pitching: Mike Smith (win 2-0, four innings, two hits, one run, one earned, one walk, three strikeouts)
- Washington had 20 hits, drew 10 walks and had one player reach on hit by pitch while leaving 11 on base.
- The Shoremen had eight errors in the game, leading to seven unearned runs for the Green Terror.
For McDaniel (9-12, 3-8 CC)
- Hitting: Rosnova (two RBI, two runs), Brett Anderson (two runs), Nelson (2-for-6, two RBI), Evan Finch (2-for-5, walk), T.J. McGuire (2-for-5), Zachary Glover (3-for-5), Colin Franke (two runs, two walks), Mike Dunn (2-for-4, two runs, two RBI)
- Pitching: Brandon Richmond (loss 2-2, 1/3 inning, one hit, two runs, two earned, one walk, one strikeout)
- The Green Terror notched 14 hits and drew three walks as they left 10 on base.
- McDaniel had four errors in the game, leading to 12 Washington runs.
- The Shoremen had season-highs in hits and runs scored this afternoon.
- Washington scored its most runs against McDaniel today, breaking the previous high of 17 set in 1957 in a 17-3 victory.
- Donnelly is the first Shoreman since Nick Marinelli '14 to have five hits in a game. Marinelli had five hits on April 14, 2013 against Swarthmore.
4/20 v. McDaniel – 3:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
- Shoremen won 3-1 last April in Chestertown.