Connor Thomas Tosses Career-Best 8 2/3 Innings In Career Finale
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Visiting #17 Frostburg State scored the game's only run in the top of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Teron Tyre that scored Devin Bell with one out to top host Washington College in a non-conference baseball game on Tuesday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park. It was the season finale for the Shoremen.
#17 Frostburg St. 1, Washington College 0
How It Happened
-The Shoremen loaded the bases in the bottom of the second inning, but failed to score and left two runners on base in the last of the third.
-In the top of the fourth, the Bobcats loaded the bases with two away, but a fielder's choice ended the first scoring chance of the game for the guests.
-Bell led off the top of the ninth with a double down the left field line and would move up to third base on a groundout by Brad Garrant. Two batters later, Tyre, who was up as a pinch-hitter hit a fly ball to left field and Bell tagged up from third base. The throw from the Shoremen's Matt Tancredi in left was off the mark and Bell slid in safely for the game's lone run.
-Washington loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the ninth on an intentional walk to TC Conrad. Bobcats' closer, Nick Huff got Joe Lozupone to hit a ground ball in front of home plate that Frostburg State's Cody Harman was able to field the ball and just beat WC's Bryan Baquer coming down the line from third base at the plate for the second out. Huff would strike out Addison Hanscom for the game's final out.
For The Shoremen (26-12-1)
-Hitting: Evan Hirschbaum (2-for-4), Baquer (walk and hit by pitch)
-Pitching: Connor Thomas (loss 0-1, career-bests of 8 2/3 innings and three strikeouts, four hits, one run, one earned, four walks, six 1-2-3 innings tossed)
-Washington had four hits, drew four walks, had a hitter reach on a hit by pitch while leaving eight on base.
-The Shoremen did not commit an error in the game.
For Frostburg St. (28-10)
-Hitting: Bell (2-for-3, walk, run)
-Pitching: Anderson Burgess (7 2/3 innings, three hits, zero runs, three walks, 13 strikeouts), Logan Hunt (win 1-0, 1/3 inning, only out recorded was on a runner caught stealing), Huff (save 11, one inning, one hit, one walk, one strikeouts)
-The Bobcats left seven on base as they tallied four hits and worked out four base on balls.
-The visitors did not commit an error in the win.
-Today marked the final game for seniors Baquer, Hanscom, Connor Thomas, John Beck, Dan Jarrell, Garrett Richardello and Ryan Stevens.
-The 26 wins for Washington is the second most in program history as the 2012 club won 28 times.