Shoremen Score 34 Runs In Doubleheader
CHESTERTOWN, MD – Host Washington College scored 34 runs en route to a doubleheader sweep against the City College of New York this afternoon at Athey Baseball Park in non-conference baseball action. The Shoremen won 21-4 in game one and took game two by a 13-3 score. The Shoremen are now 2-2 on the season, while the Beavers fall to 0-7.
In game one, Washington lead 2-0 in the top of the second before CCNY scored three runs to take a 3-2 lead. With two away in the of the second, Sal Carillo hit a two-run home run down the left field line and the next batter Michael D'Agnese launched a long ball over the centerfield wall to put the visitors up by a run. The Shoremen tied it in the bottom of the second at 3-3 on a double by freshman Nick Marinelli (Ellicott City, MD/Marriotts Ridge) down the right field line that plated fellow classmate Ian Remington (Guilford, CT/Guilford).
The Shoremen took the lead for good in the bottom of the third inning on a two-run home run to left field by sophomore Ryan Mulhearn (Nazareth, PA/Nazareth Area) that scored sophomore Kyle Aldrich (Warren, NJ/Watchung Hills Regional) and put the hosts up 5-3. Aldrich led off the frame with a walk.
The Beavers scored a single run in the top of the fourth when Michael Perez singled to left to knock in Chris Lounsbury to cut the lead to 5-4. However, Washington scored two in the bottom of the fourth to take a 7-4 and then busted the game open with a 12-run bottom of the fifth to take a 19-4 lead. In the bottom of the fifth, WC sent 17 batters to the plate.
The Shoremen tacked on two more in the bottom of the sixth to provide the final margin in the opener.
For Washington, Marinelli went 3-for-4 with a career-bests of three RBI and two runs scored, while Mulhearn went 2-for-4 with a game and career-high four RBI and added two runs scored. Junior Ryan Normoyle (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) went 2-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored, junior John Rolewicz (Bear, DE/Salesianum) went 2-for-3 with three runs scored, freshman Jon Mahaffey (Sykesville, MD/Century) went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and Remington went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Aldrich had three RBI and crossed home plate twice, while junior Ben Jardot (McLean, VA/Flint Hill School) and freshman Mike Love (Woodstown, NJ/Woodstown) had two RBI. Sophomore Tyler Cotterell (Lincroft, NJ/Middletown South) scored twice. The Shoremen drew 16 walks in the first game. On the mound, junior pitcher Shane Mattingly (Ellicott City, MD/Centennial) got the win and improves to 1-1 on the year. He struck out six batters in four innings to garner the win.
For CCNY, D'Agnese went 3-for-4 with a home run. Carillo went 1-for-3 with two RBI, both coming on his home run and Lounsbury was 2-for-2 at the dish. On the mound, Joseph Curto took the loss and falls to 0-1.
The 21 runs for WC is the most since scoring 22 runs against Old Westbury on March 14, 2008.
In the second game, CCNY jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first. D'Agnese scored on a wild pitch and Michael Smith doubled to left-center to send home Raymie Fernandez. The Shoremen tied it in their half of the first on a double by Rolewicz down the right field line that scored Marinelli and a Jardot single through the left side that chased in Rolewicz.
WC scored four times in the bottom of the second to take a 6-2 lead and a lead they would not give up. Rolewicz drove in junior Dwight Wilcox (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) on a double to center to put Washington up 3-2. Normoyle singled to left and that scored Rolewicz to make it 4-2. Jardot hit a two-bagger to left-center that brought in Normoyle increase the lead to 5-2. Mulhearn capped the scoring on a single to left that scored Jardot to make it 6-2.
After CCNY scored a run in the top of the fourth to cut it to 6-3, Washington took advantage of three errors by the Beavers in the bottom of the fourth to score five times and take an 11-3 lead after four innings. The Shoremen added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 13-3 lead and cap the scoring.
Jardot and Mulhearn each had three hits in game two for WC, with Jardot driving in four and scoring twice and Mulhearn knocking in two. Jardot's four RBI is a career-best. Rolewicz scored a career-high four times and had two hits and two RBI in the victory. Remington had his first multiple-RBI collegiate game as he chased in two teammates. Wilcox scored twice for his first two runs scored at WC. On the mound, sophomore pitcher Joe Kearney-Argow (Mt. Laurel, NJ/Lenape) got the win and is now 1-0. He went five innings and gave up two hits to register the victory.
Smith went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI for CCNY in the second game. Gary McCool took the loss for the Beavers and falls to 0-4.
The Shoremen hit the road on Monday for their first road game of 2011 against Stevenson with first pitch at 3:00 p.m. The game will be at Yankee Stadium Field at Ripken Baseball Academy in Aberdeen, MD.