Record Breaking Seniors Lift Shoremen To 5-2 Win Over Haverford In Season Finale

Record Breaking Seniors Lift Shoremen To 5-2 Win Over Haverford In Season Finale

Barclay Breaks Record For Career Games Started, Becomes Seventh Player To Have 150 Career Hits

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — The host Washington College baseball team closed out a strong 2019 season with a 5-2 win over visiting Haverford in a Centennial Conference baseball game played today at Athey Park in Chestertown, Maryland. The win gives the Shoremen 28 wins this season, tying the 2012 team for the most wins in a single season in program history.

Washington College 5, Haverford 2

How It Happened
- Haverford grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when Ethan Lee-Tyson scored from second base on a two out fielding error.
- Owen Plambeck sent the first pitch of the fourth inning over the fence in left field to push the Fords' lead to 2-0.
- The Shoremen got on the board in the bottom of the fourth when Jay Felts hit a two out single up the middle, scoring Ryan Zwier to cut the lead to 2-1. 
- Aaron Barclay gave Washington a 3-2 lead with his 150th career hit in the bottom of the fifth, a two run double to the fence in left center field, which chased home Chris Baker and TC Conrad. Zwier followed with a single to left field, scoring Barclay to push the lead to 4-2.
- The Fords got two runners aboard in the top of the sixth, but a strikeout from Shoremen reliever Dom Giandonato ended the inning. It was the only batter that Giandonato faced in the game.
- After the first two batters for the Shoremen in the bottom of the sixth were sat down on fly outs, Baker hit a ground rule double to right field, Barclay followed with an infield single, and Zwier singled through the left side, which brought home Baker to push the Washington lead to 5-2.
- Washington loaded the bases with one away in the bottom of the eighth before an infield fly and a strikeout ended the inning.
- Plambeck was hit by a pitch to lead off the top of the ninth, but senior Connor Morgan retired the next three batters in order to end the game and pick up his first career save in his final appearance for the Shoremen.  

For the Shoremen (28-12 Overall, 9-9 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Barclay (2-for-4, double, two RBI, walk, run), Zwier (2-for-3, two RBI, two walks, run), Baker (3-for-4, double, walk, two runs), Felts (hit, RBI), Conrad (hit, walk, run, two stolen bases).
- Pitching: Billy Benson (win, 3-1, 5.2 innings, three hits, two runs, one earned, one walk, zero strikeouts), Nick Roberti (one batter faced, walk), Giandonato (1/3 inning, one strikeout), Matt Furlong (two innings, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, two strikeouts), Morgan (save, 1, one inning, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, one strikeout).
- The Shoremen had nine hits in the win, drew six walks, had two batters reach by way of a hit by pitch, and left 12 runners on base.
- Washington committed two errors, leading to one unearned run for the Fords.

For Haverford (18-18 Overall, 11-7 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Plambeck (2-for-3, home run, RBI, run), Lee-Tyson (double, run), Zach Landry (walk), Jared Turner (walk).
- Pitching: Dylan Livingston (loss, 1-2, four innings plus, five hits, four runs, three walks, five strikeouts), Cole Bramhall (1.2 innings, four hits, one unearned run, zero walks, one strikeout), Eric Kopcynski (1.1 innings, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts), Ryan Giovenco (one inning, zero hits, zero runs, three walks, two strikeouts).
- The Fords had just three hits in the loss, drew a pair of walks, had one batter reach by way of a hit by pitch, and left six runners on base.
- Haverford committed one error, and it led to one unearned run for the Shoremen.

- Benson was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the first time in his career. He finishes his career with a 7-3 record in 15 career starts on the mound and 30 career pitching appearances overall.
- All five pitchers used by the Shoremen in today's game were seniors.
- Barclay finishes his career with 151 career hits, the seventh most hits by a player in their career in Shoremen history. He also finishes in the top 10 in program history with 107 runs scored and 113 RBI. Barclay also started his 145th career game today, breaking a tie with Nick Marinelli '14 for the most games started by a Shoremen in program history. He also finishes his career tied with Marinelli for the Washington record for career games played with 148.
- Zwier finishes the season with 40 RBI, the second most in a season in Washington program history. Scott Quinn holds the record for RBI in a season with 44, set in the 1997 season.
- Zwier also finishes the season with eight home runs, tied with Quinn and Alan Lerch for the most home runs in a season in program history. Quinn hit eight home runs in 1997, and Lerch hit eight home runs in 1987.
- Baker finishes the season on an eight game hit streak, picking up multiple hits in seven of those eight games and 18 hits total during the streak along with 10 RBI.
- The 2012 team also finished with 28 wins, with two of those wins coming in postseason play en route to also finishing 28-12.
- Nine seniors played their final game in a Shoremen uniform today: Barclay, Felts, Conrad, Benson, Roberti, Giandonato, Furlong, Morgan, and Luke D'Ostilio, who finishes his career with 142 hits. The 2019 senior class won 93 games in their career, the winningest senior class in the history of the Washington College baseball program, which dates back to at least 1871.