Washington Wins Game One 3-1, Stevenson Rallies to Capture Second Contest, 4-3
STEVENSON, Md. – Visiting Washington College split a non-conference doubleheader against host Stevenson on Sunday afternoon Sugar Field. The Shoremen took game one, 3-1, while the Mustangs scored twice in their last at bat to prevail 4-3 in game two. The Shoremen are now 19-4 overall, while the Mustangs are currently 12-10.
Washington College 3 Stevenson 1 (Game 1)
How It Happened
- Stevenson scored the game's first run in the bottom of the third inning when with one away Kevin Murray singled to right field to score Matthew Kerber as the Mustangs led 1-0 after three.
- Washington took the lead with two runs in the top of the fifth. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Aaron Barclay singled through the right side to plate Chris Kramedas to tie the game. The next hitter, Tommy Buckman put the Shoremen ahead for good at 2-1 on a sacrifice fly to center to drive in CJ Gillmer.
- In the top of the sixth, Gillmer singled with two away and took second base on a wild pitch. He would score on a single to right-center by Ryan Zwier to make it 3-1.
- The Mustangs got runners on second and third with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but WC reliever Alex Bendzlowicz got Kerber to fly out to Kramedas in center to end the game.
For The Shoremen (19-3)
- Hitting: Gillmer (2-for-3, two runs, walk), Zwier (2-for-4, RBI)
- Pitching: Billy Benson (win 1-0, 6 2/3 innings, seven hits, one run, one earned, one walk, three strikeouts), Bendzlowicz (save 2, 1/3 inning, fly out)
- Washington had nine hits, had one player get on via hit by pitch and drew three walks, while leaving 11 on base.
- The Shoremen had no errors in the game.
For Stevenson (11-10)
- Hitting: Murray (3-for-3, RBI), Anthony Millington (2-for-3)
- Pitching: Ryan Smith (loss 0-1, four-plus innings, three hits, two runs, two earned, four walks, two strikeouts), Patrick Sullivan (three innings, four hits, one earned run, one walk, two strikeouts)
- The Mustangs notched seven hits and drew one walk as they left six on base.
- The hosts had zero errors in the game.
- With the win, Washington wins the Bison Baseball Classic as they went 3-0 and Stevenson went 2-1. Marymount and Gallaudet are 0-2 and will play on April 17 at Gallaudet.
Stevenson 4 Washington College 3 (Game 2)
How It Happened
- Washington took advantage of an error by Stevenson to score the first run of the game in the top of the first inning as Zwier scored on a two-out double by Barclay that got lost in the sun in right.
- In the top of the second, the Shoremen scored a pair of runs to push the lead to 3-0. Max Hammond scored on a double down the right field line by Ryan Colbert and two hitters later Max Ruvo scored on a fielder's choice.
- Thomas Holcomb got Stevenson on the board in the bottom of the fourth as he parked a home run down the right field line to trim the lead to 3-1 with one away. The Mustangs trimmed it to 3-2 on a two-out, Austin Taylor singled through the right side to drive in Jonathan Brandt and that would be the score after four.
- The Mustangs got runners on second and third with two outs following a wild pitch in the last of the fifth, but WC pitcher JD Sparks got Holcomb to ground out to first to end the threat.
- In its final trip to the dish in the bottom of the seventh, Stevenson scored a pair of runs to come away with the comeback victory. Murray led off the inning with a base hit to left field and would take third on a fielding error during the at bat of Jordan Moore. Moore would be pinch ran for by Blake Loewe and runners were on the corners with nobody out and Brandt at the plate. On an 0-2 pitch, Brandt hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Murray who beat the relay throw to the plate and Loewe was able to reach second on the throw. The next hitter, pinch hitter Mark Terrell doubled to right-center and that chased in Loewe for the walk-off run.
For The Shoremen (19-4)
- Hitting: Hammond (2-for-3, run), Colbert (2-for-3, RBI)
- Pitching: Ethan Osgood (loss 2-1, one-plus inning, two hits, two runs, one earned, zero walks, one strikeout), Matt Furlong (four innings, eight hits, two runs, two earned, zero walks and strikeouts)
- Washington had nine hits, drew one walk and had one hitter reach via hit by pitch, while leaving eight on base.
- The Shoremen had two errors in the game, leading to one Stevenson unearned run.
For Stevenson (12-10)
- Hitting: Brandt (2-for-3, RBI, run), Taylor (2-for-3, RBI), Moore (2-for-3), Murray (2-for-4, run)
- Pitching: Phil Wugalter (win 1-1, 2/3 inning, zero hits, runs, walks and strikeouts), Matt Reich (six innings, eight hits, three runs, two earned, one walk, zero strikeouts)
- The Mustangs notched 12 hits, had one player get on due to hit by pitch and drew one free pass as they left seven on base.
- The hosts had two errors in game two, leading to one unearned run for WC.
- WC lost its first one run game of the year after winning its first five.
- The Shoremen did not have a hitter strike out in a game for the first time since March 25, 2008 versus Swarthmore in an 8-2 win.
4/2 @ McDaniel – 3:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
- Washington swept McDaniel last season, including a 20-12 comeback win in Westminster last April.