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Baker & Morrissey Lead Shoremen Baseball to Doubleheader Sweep of Alfred State

Baker & Morrissey Lead Shoremen Baseball to Doubleheader Sweep of Alfred State

Chris Baker Records Career Hit 100 & Joe Morrissey Fans 11 In Game Two

Highlights

Chestertown, Md. – The Washington College baseball team opened their home slate with a doubleheader sweep of Alfred State, on Saturday afternoon at Athey Park. The Shoremen took the opener by an 11-3 count and then won the nightcap, 7-3. Washington improves to 5-3 while the Pioneers remained winless at 0-10.

Game 1, Shoremen 11, Alfred State 3
How It Happened
- The Shoremen scored twice in the bottom of the first as sophomore first baseman Danny Sheeler delivered an RBI sacrifice fly and senior third baseman Joe Curtin produced an RBI single.
- Curtin struck again in the bottom of the third as he ripped an RBI double to left center to score senior left fielder Max Ruvo.
- The hosts extended their lead to 4-0 in the third as senior catcher Ryan Colbert drilled a homer over the right field fence for his first dinger of the season.
- Ruvo doubled to left center to score freshman centerfielder Cael Magill to make it 5-0 in the fourth.
-Alfred State closed within 5-2 in the fifth as they put up a pair of runs. Catcher Owen Lansing produced an RBI groundout and first baseman Matteo Avallone doubled to right center to being home the other run.
- Avallone brought the visitors within 5-3 with an RBI infield single in the top of the seventh.
- Washington blew the game open with six runs on four hits in the bottom of the seventh. Senior shortstop CJ Gillmer recorded an RBI single, senior designated hitter Jack Kingman scored on a wild pitch, Magill drew a bases loaded walk, senior right fielder Chris Baker delivered a two-run double, and Ruvo lined an RBI sacrifice fly.

For the Shoremen
Hitting
- Baker went 3-for-5 (2B, 3B) and drove in a pair of runs.
- Curtin was 3-for-4 (2B) and drove in two runs.
- Ruvo went 2-for-3 (2B), drove in two runs, and scored a pair.
Pitching
- Senior Anthony Sofran (1-0) picked up the win in relief as he allowed a run on four hits in 2.2 innings.
- Left-handed starter Mike Smith allowed two unearned runs, fanned eight, and yielded just a single hit over 4.1 innings

For the Pioneers 
Hitting
Avallone went 2-for-5 (2B) with 2 RBI.
Pitching
-Chris Baldwin allowed six earned runs on seven hits over 3.1 innings to take the loss.

Game 2, Shoremen 7, Alfred State, 3
How It Happened

- Freshman second baseman Erik Risnychok got the Shoremen on the board first with an RBI infield single to third base in the bottom of the fourth.
- The visitors evened the score in the bottom of the fifth as second baseman Elijah Barinas lined an RBI sacrifice fly to center.
- The Shoremen went ahead for good in the bottom of the frame as Sheeler crushed an RBI double to right field.- Baker recorded his 100th career base hit as he made it 3-1 in the sixth with an infield RBI single.
- Risnychok extended the lead to 4-1 in the seventh with a line drive single to left.
- The visitors scored a pair of runs off reliever Ryan Mostoller in the eighth to cut the deficit to 4-3. Avallone recorded an RBI sacrifice fly and third baseman Brody Burdett brought in a run with a groundout.- The Shoremen created some breathing room in the bottom of the eight as they pushed across three runs on three hits. With the bases juiced, Kingman came through with a two-run single and left fielder Brandon Hoffman came around to score on a throwing error on the play.

For the Shoremen
Hitting
-Magill went 3-for-5
-Sheeler was 2-for-3 (2B), drove in a run, and scored a pair of runs
-Kingman finished 2-for-4 and drove in two runs.
-Risnychok was 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs.
Pitching
- Freshman RHP Joe Morrissey (2-0) allowed just three hits and a run over 7.0 scintillating innings. The freshman fanned 11 batters and allowed three free passes.

For the Pioneers
Hitting
-Five different players recorded one hit.
Pitching
-FR Ryan Bailey allowed four runs on nine hits over 6.2 innings of work. He walked four batters and struck out four.

Notes
- Morrissey continues to impress over his first three career starts. Morrissey, who owns a sensational 1.00 ERA through 18.0 innings, has allowed just 10 hits while fanning 23 batters.
- Smith has allowed just one earned run and has whiffed nine over 7.1 innings.
-Baker has hit in all eight contests and is second on the team with a .441 batting average.
- Sheeler continues to lead the squad with a .448 hitting clip as well as a team-high 11 RBI.

Up Next

The Shoremen head to Fort Pierce, Florida for a nine-game sping break trip. Washington will open with a doubleheader against Western Connecticut State on Sunday, March 13th.