Shoremen Improve to 9-0 for First Time in 82 Years with 5-3 Win Over Earlham

Shoremen Improve to 9-0 for First Time in 82 Years with 5-3 Win Over Earlham

Brauer Throws Six Scoreless Innings in Relief to Pick Up Win

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Sophomore Nick Brauer (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) threw six scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win as the Washington College baseball team improved to 9-0 with a 5-3 win over Earlham today in Fort Pierce, Fla. The nine-game winning streak to open the season is the third-longest in program history and longest in 82 years. 

Washington College 5, Earlham 3

How It Happened
- The Shoremen got their first run across in the top of the first when Ben Ruvo scored on a bunt single by Aaron Barclay. Tommy Buckman drove in two more runs later in the inning with a single to right field. The Quakers got two run backs in the bottom of the frame when Danny Dopp drove in one with a single to left and later scored on a triple to right center by Brian Pincura
- In the top of the third, Joe Otto drove in the Shoremen's fourth run with a double to right center.
- Neither team would score again until the top of the seventh when Barclay drove in CJ Gillmer with a single to right field for a 5-2 Shoremen lead.
-Earlham trimmed the lead to two runs thanks to an RBI single to right by Cameron Wissel in the bottom of the eighth.
- Washington reliever Ryan Mostoller retired the Quakers in order in the bottom of the ninth.

For the Shoremen (9-0)
- Hitting: Barclay (3-for-5, 2 RBI, 2 runs); Buckman (3-for-4, triple, 2 runs); Gillmer (2-for-3, run, 2 walks, stolen base); Otto (double, RBI)
- Pitching: Nick Roberti (0.2 innings, 2 runs, 2 earned, 3 hits, 1 walk, 1 K); Brauer (win, 6 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 4 walks, 5 Ks); Ryan Mostoller (save, 2.1 innings, 1 run, 0 earned, 1 hit, 1 walk, 3 Ks)

For Earlham (6-4)
- Hitting: Shake (2-for-4, double, triple, walk, run); Pincura (2-for-2, RBI, run, triple, 2 walks); Dopp (hit, RBI, run)
- Pitching: Walter Talcott (loss, 7 innings, 5 runs, 5 earned, 11 hits, 2 walks, 11 Ks); Jordan Christian (1 inning, 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 walks, 2 Ks); Aidan Talarek (1 inning, 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 walk, 0 Ks) 

Notes
- The 1897 Washington College baseball team went a perfect 12-0; 40 years later, the 1937 team ran off a dozen straight wins to open the season en route to a 14-1 record. This year's team is just the third to win nine or more games in a row to open the season. Baseball at Washington College dates back to at least 1871.
- With today's win, the Shoremen avenged their only loss in Fort Pierce in either of the last two seasons and improved to 15-1 in the Sunshine State since 2018. 

Up Next
3/15 v. Wheaton (Ill.) (2) (at Fort Pierce, Fla.) - 1:30 p.m.
- Like the Shoremen, Wheaton brings an undefeated record into tomorrow's games. The Thunder are 7-0 this season.