Shoremen Win First Seven Games for First Time Since 1940

Shoremen Win First Seven Games for First Time Since 1940

Washington Sweeps Marywood in Pair of One-Run Wins, 5-4 and 7-6

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – The Washington College baseball team improved to 7-0 on the season for the first time in 79 years by sweeping Marywood in a doubleheader on Monday at Bob Gladwin Baseball Complex in non-conference action.  The Shoremen overcame a 4-0 deficit to win game one, 5-4, and overcame blowing a four-run lead to grab game two in eight innings, 7-6.  The Pacers fall to 0-4.    

Washington College 5 Marywood 4 (Game 1)

How It Happened
- Marywood scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning to grab a quick 2-0 lead.  Michael Tempel came home on a one out base hit to right by Trevor Powers for the game's first run and Powers scored on an infield hit off the bat of Anthony Navaro for the second run of the frame.
- In top of the fourth, the Pacers took advantage of an error by the Shoremen to plate two runs and take a 4-0 edge.  John Mandarano came all the around from first base to score on a throwing error by Washington to push the lead to three and Vinny D'Auria was singled home on a base hit to left by Morgan Theobold.
- Washington would erase the deficit with a four spot in the bottom of the fifth.  With one out, Chris Baker doubled to center to score CJ Gillmer to trim the lead to 4-1 and Ryan Colbert and Baker would come home on a two-bagger to right by Luke D'Ostilio to cut the deficit to 4-3.  D'Ostilio tied the game when he scored on a triple to right by Dylan Nepert.
- The Shoremen would take their first lead of the game in the last of the sixth, 5-4, when Baker walked with the bases loaded with one out that forced in Ben Ruvo.  Marywood pitcher Cody Reese would be summoned into the game following the walk and retired the next two hitters to keep it a one run contest.
- In the top of the seventh, Marywood got two runners on with two outs, but Ryan Mostoller got Navaro to foul out to Aaron Barclay for the game's last out.

For The Shoremen (6-0)
- Hitting: Baker (2-for-3, two RBI, run), D'Ostilio (2-for-4, two RBI, run), Gillmer (2-for-3, run)
- Pitching: Connor Morgan (win 1-0, 2 1/3 innings, one hit, zero runs), one walk, one strikeout), Mostoller (save 1, one inning, one hit, zero runs, one walk, one strikeout), Billy Benson (3 2/3 innings, seven hits, four runs, two earned, two walks, one strikeout)
- Washington had eight hits and drew three walks while leaving seven on base. 
- The Shoremen had two errors in the game, leading to two Pacers run.

For Marywood (0-3)
- Hitting: Tempel (2-for-4, run), Jake Schuster (1-for-2, two walks)
- Pitching: Joey Castellani (five innings, six hits, four runs, four earned, one walk, six strikeouts), Alex Ferriola (loss 0-1, 1/3 inning, two hits, one run, one earned, two walks, zero strikeouts)
- The Pacers notched nine hits and drew four base on balls as they left eight on base.
- Marywood did not commit an error in the game.

Notes
- Washington improved to 6-0 for the first time since 1985.
- Morgan tallied his first career win and Mostoller notched his first career save.

Washington College 7 Marywood 6 (Game 2 – Eight Innings)

How It Happened
- The Shoremen notched a three spot in the top of the first inning to take the lead before an out was registered.  Baker scored on a triple to right off the bat of D'Ostilio and D'Ostilio came home on a single to center by Ryan Zwier.  Zwier capped the scoring in the first when he touched home on a two-bagger by Barclay.
- In the top of the second, Ben Ruvo made it 4-0 on a sacrifice fly by D'Ostilio and with one away Baker was plated on a base hit to left by Barclay to extend the lead to five.
- Marywood notched a pair of two out runs in the bottom of the third to trim the lead to 5-2.  With one out, Theobald scored on a sac fly by Schuster and with two away Tempel got the Pacers within three as he came home on a Powers single to right.  The Pacers had the tying run at the plate, but Bubba Klein was thrown out at second trying to steal the base to end the inning.
- The Shoremen got one run back in the top of the fifth as TC Conrad scored on a squeeze bunt by Gillmer to lead 6-2.
- In the last half of the fifth, the Pacers scored four times to tie it at 6-6.  Tempel scored on a base hit by Schuster with one out and Schuster scored on a dropped sacrifice fly to trim the lead to 6-4.  Powers made it a one run game as he scored on a sac fly by Anthony Adames with one out and with two away Klein scored on a fielding error by WC to level the contest.
- Marywood in the bottom of the seventh loaded the bases with one out, but Washington relief pitcher Nick Brauer got a force at home for the second out and a line out to Gillmer at shortstop for the third out to send the game to extras.
- In the top of the eighth, D'Ostilio doubled to right with two out and nobody on and scored on a Zwier hit to left-center to give Washington a 7-6 advantage.
- Tempel reached on a two-out infield hit in the last of the eighth, but Brauer got Schuster to ground out to second to end the game.

For The Shoremen (7-0)
- Hitting: D'Ostilio (2-for-4, two RBI, two runs), Baker (2-for-4, two runs), Barclay and Zwier (2-for-4, two RBI), Ben Ruvo (2-for-3, run)
- Pitching: Nick Brauer (win 1-0, 1 2/3 innings, one hit, zero runs, walks and strikeouts), Matt Furlong (4 1/3 innings, 10 hits, six runs, four earned, zero walks, one strikeout)  
- Washington had 11 hits and worked out five free passes, while leaving nine on base.
- The Shoremen had two errors in the game, leading to two Marywood runs.

For Marywood (0-4)
- Hitting: Tempel (3-for-5, two runs), Powers (3-for-4, run, RBI), Schuster (two RBI), Klein (2-for-3, run), Adames (2-for-2, RBI)
- Pitching: Tyler Quick (loss 0-1, 6 1/3 innings, three hits, two runs, one earned, three walks, three strikeouts), John Mandarano (1 1/3 innings, seven hits, five runs, five earned, two walks, one strikeout)
- The Pacers notched 12 hits, got an intentional walk and had one hit by pitch as they left six on base.
- Marywood had two errors in game two, leading to one unearned run for WC.

Notes
- Brauer tallied his first career win in the game.
- In 1940 the last time Washington started 7-0, Washington College Athletic Hall of Famer Bill "Swish" Nicholson was a National League All-Star for the Chicago Cubs that season, the first of four All-Star Game appearances for Swish.  Nicholson hit .297 with 25 home runs and 98 RBI for the Cubs in 1940.
- The Shoremen downed Hartwick (6-5), Loyola (Md.) (9-1), Dickinson (4-1), Lebanon Valley (8-4), Maryland (3-1), Easton (8-6) and Gettysburg (2-0) in winning their first seven back in 1940.

Up Next
3/12 v. Northwestern (Minn.) @ Fort Pierce, Fla. – 7:30 p.m. (Non-Conference Game)