Shoremen Blank Mounties, 3-0, To Start 3-0 For The First Time In Six Years

Shoremen Blank Mounties, 3-0, To Start 3-0 For The First Time In Six Years

Jarrell and Bartels Combine On Shutout

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Washington College baseball team improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009 with a 3-0 victory over Mount Aloysius on Monday morning at Crosley Field at Ripken Experience in a non-conference baseball contest.  The Mounties fall to 3-1 on the season with the loss.

The Shoremen broke onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth when sophomore Evan Hirschbaum (Massapequea, N.Y./Plainedge) doubled home freshman Wes Robertson (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire) for the game's first run with nobody out. 

Washington tacked two runs in last of the sixth when to make it 3-0.  Freshman Ryan Donnelly (Novi, Mich./Brother Rice) tripled to right-center to score junior Bryan Baquer (Woodbridge, Va./Osbourn Park) with one out.  The next batter, Robertson hit a sacrifice fly to center to send in Donnelly to give the Shoremen a three-run advantage.

The Mounties had the tying run at the plate with two outs in the top of the seventh, but freshman pitcher Mike Bartels (Middletown, N.J./Middletown North) got Benjamin Legath to fly out to Baquer in center to quelch the threat.  Bartels would retire Mount Aloysius in order in the 8th and 9th innings to prevent anymore Mountie rallies.

At the plate for Washington, Baquer and Hirschbaum each had a pair of hits in the win as the Shoremen churned out seven hits in the win.  On the mound, junior pitcher Dan Jarrell (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) and Bartels combined on an eight-hit blanking.  Jarrell gave up seven hits in 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win and improves to 1-0.  He walked two and struck out three.  Bartels notched his first career save with a 3 2/3 innings appearance.  He struck out four and surrendered just one hit, while walking none.

For the Mounties, Connor Bowie went 2-for-3 as Mount Aloysius as the Mounties had eight hits.  On the hill, Jacob Bryja took the loss and falls to 0-1.  He went 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs, two earned, walking two and striking out four.  He gave up all seven hits for Mount Aloysius.  Rodney Patterson tossed 2 2/3 hitless innings in relief and fanned two.

Washington is in action tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. against Catholic in Myrtle Beach at Carolina Forest High School.