Shoremen Overcome Game One Loss to Earn Split Against Red Devils In Game Two Win

Shoremen Overcome Game One Loss to Earn Split Against Red Devils In Game Two Win

Roberti Tosses Career-Best 7 2/3 Innings In Game Two Victory

CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College and visiting Dickinson split a Centennial Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park.  The Shoremen bounced back from an 18-1 setback in game one to top the Red Devils 6-4 in the second game to come away with a split. 

Dickinson 18 Washington College 1 (Game 1)

How It Happened
- Rick Hopkins wasted little time putting the Red Devils ahead in the top of the first inning as he hit a three-run home run down the right field line opposite way to give the guests a 3-0 lead just three batters into the ballgame.  Scoring ahead of him were Austin Sumners and Rob Thompson
- The Red Devils scored two runs in the top of the second to push its lead to 5-0.  Jake Band made it 4-0 on an RBI single by Max Matilsky with nobody out.  Max Brown made it 5-0 when he scored on a wild pitch.
- Dickinson scored five times each and sent nine men to the plate in each of the top of the fourth and fifth innings to push its lead to 15-0. 
- Washington got its lone run of the game on a two out single to right field by Matt Tancredi that scored Gavin O'Donnell to trim the lead to 15-1.
- The Red Devils scored once in the top of the sixth and twice in the top of the seventh to provide the final margin.

For The Shoremen (11-18, 2-7 CC)
- Hitting: Tancredi (1-for-3, RBI), O'Donnell (1-for-1, double, run, walk)
- Pitching: Billy Griffin (loss 3-3, 3 2/3 innings, 10 hits, 10 runs, six earned, two walks, three strikeouts)
- Washington had six hits and drew three walks, while leaving eight on base.
- The Shoremen had three errors in the game, leading to four Red Devils runs.

For Dickinson (18-13, 5-4 CC)
- Hitting: Band (4-for-5, three RBI), Hopkins (1-for-3, four RBI, two runs, walk), Thompson (2-for-4, two runs), Matilsky (3-for-5, two runs, two RBI), Sumners (2-for-5, two runs), Jon Chudacoff (2-for-4, three runs, two RBI), Stephen Sacowicz (3-for-5, two runs), Pat Davis (2-for-5, three RBI, two runs),
- Pitching: Ryan Vasel (win 4-2, complete game, six hits, one run, one earned, three walks, nine strikeouts)
- The Red Devils notched 19 hits and drew six walks as they left eight on base.
- The visitors did not have an error in game one.

Notes
- Tancredi was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game on the webcast of the contest as he extended his hitting streak to 12 games with his fifth inning single.

Washington College 6 Dickinson 4 (Game 2)

How It Happened
- The Red Devils took a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Chudacoff singled through the left side to plate Thompson with one out.
- In the last of the first, the Shoremen tied the game on a one out sacrifice fly by Evan Hirschbaum that drove home Tancredi.
- Chudacoff gave Dickinson the lead back at 2-1 on a two-out base hit down the right field line in the top of the third inning that chased home Thompson.
- The Shoremen scored three runs with two outs in the last of the third to take their first lead of the doubleheader at 4-2.  Ryan Donnelly scored Luke D'Ostilio on a single to right field.  The next hitter, Joe Lozupone doubled to the gap in right-center to score Hirschbaum and Ryan Donnelly.
- After Tancredi led off with a single up the middle in the bottom of the fifth, Charlie Meder socked a two-run home run over the fence in right field to give Washington a 6-2 lead.
- Dickinson took advantage of a leadoff Washington error in the top of the eighth inning to score a pair of unearned runs with two outs.  Davis singled through the left side to plate Thompson to trim the lead to 6-3 and the next hitter, Band singled through the right side past a diving Hirschbaum to drive in Sacowicz and the lead was down to two.
- Following the Band single, Shoremen head coach Matt Reynolds summoned in Wes Robertson into the game to relieve Nick Roberti and preserve the lead.  Robertson would get Brown to foul out to himself to keep the lead at two.
- In the top of the ninth, Matilsky led off the frame with a single through the left side.  Robertson struck out Sumners looking for the first out.  Thompson would register his fourth hit of the game and sixth of the twinbill on a single to right just over the leaping Hirschbaum and the Red Devils had runners on first and second with the go ahead run at the dish.  Robertson would get both Hopkins and Chudacoff to go down on strikes swinging to end the game.

For The Shoremen (12-18, 3-7 CC)
- Hitting: Tancredi (2-for-3, two runs), Lozupone (1-for-2, two RBI), Meder (2-for-4, two RBI, home run)
- Pitching: Roberti (win 1-2, 7 2/3 innings, 11 hits, four runs, two earned, one walk, three strikeouts), Robertson (save 1, 1 1/3 innings, two hits, zero runs, zero walks, three strikeouts)
- Washington had nine hits, drew one walk and had one player reach via hit by pitch, while leaving four on base.
- The Shoremen had one error in the game, which led to a pair of Red Devils runs.

For Dickinson (18-14, 5-5 CC)
- Hitting: Thompson (4-for-5, three runs), Chudacoff (2-for-5, two RBI), Davis (2-for-4), Sumners (2-for-5)
- Pitching: Ben Woodard (loss 2-2, three innings, six hits, four runs, three earned, one walk, three strikeouts)
- The Red Devils notched 13 hits and drew one walk as they left nine on base.
- The visitors had one error in the loss, leading to one unearned run for Washington.

Notes
- Roberti, who tossed a career-high 7 2/3 innings, was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game on the webcast of the contest.
- Robertson, who notched his first career save, has recorded five of his seven outs Robertson on the mound this season via the strikeout.
- Tancredi extended his hitting streak to 13 games with his first inning single.

Up Next
4/18 v. McDaniel – 3:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Teams split the season series last season with each team winning on the road.