Shoremen Win Streak Ends With 5-2 Loss to Blazers

Shoremen Win Streak Ends With 5-2 Loss to Blazers

Kramedas Triples, Knocks In Both Of Shoremen's Runs

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Host Washington College saw its perfect start to the season come to an end with a 5-2 loss to visiting Hood in a non-conference baseball game played today at Athey Park in Chestertown, Maryland. Washington had won it's first 14 games to start the season and 15 games in a row dating back to last year.

Hood 5, Washington College 2

How It Happened
- The Blazers struck first in the top of the first inning when Andrew Wenner singled to shortstop, bringing in Nathan Kessler for the first run of the game.
- Hood added a pair of runs in the top of the second, the first coming on a groundout to second base from James DeProspero, which scored Trent Copenhaver to make it a 2-0 game. The lead grew to 3-0 when Brad Sawyer scored on a two out passed ball.
- The Shoremen cut the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the second when Chris Kramedas singled back up the middle, scoring Joe Otto. The inning ended when Tommy Buckman was thrown out at the plate trying to score on the play. 
- The Blazers increased their lead to 4-1 in the top of the third when Wenner singled to second base, which scored Daniel Shepherd.
- After Ryan Colbert reached on a dropped pop up with one away, Kramedas tripled to the fence in left center field, scoring Colbert from first to cut the lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning. The next two batters were then retired by way of a fly out and a strike out to end the inning.
- Hood pushed the lead back up to 5-2 in the top of the eighth when DeProspero singled up the middle, chasing home Brady Ward.
- Washington got the leadoff man aboard in the bottom of the ninth, but would not score.

For the Shoremen (14-1)
- Hitting: Kramedas (2-for-2, triple, two RBI's, walk), Otto (2-for-4, run), Aaron Barclay (2-for-4), Colbert (run), Buckman (stolen base).
- Pitching: Jonah Frankel (loss, 2-1, six innings, eight hits, four runs, three earned, one walk, six strikeouts), Connor Morgan (one inning, one hit, zero runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts), Alex Bendzlowicz (two innings, three hits, one run, zero walks, zero strikeouts).
- The Shoremen picked up eight hits in the loss, drew three walks, and left five runners on base.
- Washington committed one error and had a passed ball which led to an unearned run for the Blazers.

For Hood (9-5)
- Hitting: Wenner (2-for-3, two RBI's, stolen base), DeProspero (2-for-4, two RBI's), Shepherd (3-for-5, triple, double, run, stolen base), Sawyer (double, walk, run), Kessler (hit, run, stolen base), Copenhaver (hit, run).
- Pitching: Ryan D'Allesandro (four innings, five hits, one run, one walk, one strikeout), Chris Devine (win, 1-0, 2.1 innings, three hits, one run, one walk, three strikeouts), Jahlin Jean-Baptiste (2/3 inning, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, one strikeout), Des Grimes (one inning, zero hits, zero runs, one walk, zero strikeouts), Jake Howell (save, 3, one inning, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts).
- The Blazers collected 12 hits in the win, drew one walk, and left eight runners on base.
- Hood committed one error, leading to one unearned Shoremen run.

Notes
- Kramedas was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the second time in his career.
- The Shoremen's 14 game winning streak to start the season was the longest single-season winning streak in program history. The loss also snaps a 15 game win streak dating back to the last game of last season.
- Otto has reached base safely in all 13 games he has played in for Washington this year.
- Shoremen Head Coach Cory Beddick was the former and first head coach of Hood from 2015-2017, winning MAC Commonwealth Coach Of The Year honors in 2016.
- Former Shoremen player Sean Connole '13 is an assistant coach on the Hood coaching staff. 

Up Next for the Shoremen
3/23 v. Penn College - 12:30 p.m. (non-conference double-header)
- First meeting between the two teams since 2015, a 7-5 win for the Shoremen in a game played in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.