Shoremen Rally With 10-Run Fourth Inning In Second Game Victory To Earn Split Against Royals

Shoremen Rally With 10-Run Fourth Inning In Second Game Victory To Earn Split Against Royals

Robertson Notches Career-Highs of Four Hits and Three Doubles In Game Two Victory

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Washington College baseball team rallied from 5-0 down in game two of a doubleheader against Scranton with a 10-run bottom half of the fourth inning to take a 10-5 lead on its way to winning by the same score in a non-conference baseball twinbill on Tuesday afternoon at Terry Park #1 at the Gene Cusic Classic.  The Royals captured first game against the Shoremen by a 10-2 score.  In the game two win, junior catcher Wes Robertson (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire) had career-bests of four hits and three doubles.    

Scranton 10 Washington College 2 (Game 1)

How It Happened
- The Royals struck for three runs in the bottom of the first inning, all coming with one out.  Kevin Haag singled through the right side to score both Patrick O'Dell and Anthony Simone to make it 2-0.  The three-run outburst was completed when the next hitter, Sean Haveron singled to center to score Chase Standen.
- Washington loaded the bases with nobody out in the top of the fourth.  Following a force out at the plate and a strikeout, Ryan Zwier got the Shoremen on the board with a two-out, two-run double down the left field line to score both Robertson and Evan Hirschbaum
- Scranton would respond with three runs in the last of the fifth to take a 6-2 lead.  Haag singled home O'Dell with nobody out to make it 4-2 Royals.  With one away, Simone scored on a fielder's choice off the bat of Patrick Mergel to extend the lead to three runs.  The final run was scored with two away when Haag touched home on a base hit through the left side by Brad Schneider.
- In the bottom of the sixth, Scranton tacked on four more runs to push the lead to 10-2 and provide the final margin.
- In the top of the third, Washington scored a pair of two out runs to take a 2-0 lead.  Aaron Barclay singled to right-center to drive in Robertson to make it 1-0.  On the play, Hirschbaum came home on a fielding error by Scranton to make it a two-run play.
- Scranton got on the board in the last of the fourth on a one out sacrifice fly to center by Ryan Michael to score Ryan Stancl
- The Shoremen answered right away with a two-run top half of the fifth.  With one away, Barclay doubled to center to chase home Robertson to make it 3-1.  Barclay would come around to scoring on a fielding error during the next at bat, which was with Charlie Meder at the plate to push the lead to three runs.
- Washington broke the game open with five runs in the top of the eighth to push the lead to 9-1 and tacked on two more in the top half of the ninth to extend its lead to 11-1.

For The Shoremen (5-7)
-Hitting: Zwier (two RBI double), Luke D'Ostilio (2-for-3)
-Pitching: Billy Benson (loss 1-1, 4 2/3 innings, eight hits, six runs, three earned, zero walks, two strikeouts)
-Washington had a three hits and drew two walks, while leaving four on base.
-The Shoremen had two errors in the game, leading to three unearned runs for the Royals.

For Scranton (7-3)
-Hitting: Haag (4-for-4, four RBI, two runs), O'Dell (3-for-4, three runs), Tommy Trotter (2-for-4), Simone (two runs), Bryan Camron (two RBI)
-Pitching: Kyle Bravin (win 1-0, complete game, three hits, two runs, zero earned, two walks, seven strikeouts)
-The Royals had 14 hits as they left eight on base and did not draw a walk.
-Scranton had one error in the game, leading to both WC runs being unearned.

Notes
- Zwier had his first multiple-RBI game as a Shoreman.
- It was the first meeting between the two schools on the baseball diamond this afternoon.

Washington College 10 Scranton 5 (Game 2)

How It Happened
- The Royals scored three unearned runs in the top of the second to take a 3-0 lead.  Anthony Caladie and Michael Ratner scored on a two out fielding error to make it 2-0 Scranton.  Justin Howell would score on a dropped ball in the outfield to cap the scoring and gave the Royals a three-run cushion.
- In the top of the third, Simone led off the frame with a home run to right-center to make it 4-0.  With one away, Anthony Caladie hit a sacrifice fly to center to send in Ryan Coonahan to give the Royals a five-run lead.
- Washington responded with a 10-run last of the fourth where they sent up 15 batters to the plate to grab a 10-5 lead.  The run scoring began with one out on a Max Hammond single through the right side to score Meder to trim the lead to 5-1.  Two batters later, Joe Lozupone bloop single to right-center to score Zwier and the lead was down to three runs.  After a pitching change, D'Ostilio singled through the left side to knock in Hammond and the lead was down to 5-3.  Robertson would tie the game at 5-5 with his third double of the game, this one to center, that drove home both Chris Kramedas and Lozupone.   With two outs and the bases loaded, Zwier worked out a walk to score D'Ostilio.  The next batter, Joe Otto drew a bases loaded walk to send in Hammond to make it 7-5.  Hammond drew the third straight bases loaded base on balls to plate Jay Felts to give WC a three-run lead.  Kramedas capped the 10-run bonanza with a two-run base hit through the left side to score both Zwier and Hammond. 
- Scranton got one runner on base the rest of the game, a two-out double by Trotter in the top of the sixth.

For The Shoremen (6-7)
-Hitting: Robertson (4-for-4, three doubles, two RBI), Kramedas (2-for-2, walk, two RBI), Hammond (two RBI), Zwier (two runs)
-Pitching: Brandon Bartlett (win 1-1, three innings of scoreless relief, one hit, one walk, two strikeouts), Sean Weiss (scoreless seventh inning with one strikeout)
-Washington had 13 hits and drew four walks, while leaving eight on base.
-The Shoremen had three errors in the game, leading to three unearned runs for the Royals.

For Scranton (7-4)
-Hitting: Simone (2-for-3, home run), Ratner (2-for-3)
-Pitching: Brian Jenkins (loss 0-1, 1/3 inning, two hits, five runs, five earned, two walks, zero strikeouts)
-The Royals had nine hits, drew two walks as they left six on base.
-Scranton had zero errors in the game.

Notes
- Robertson is the first Shoreman to have three doubles in a game since Lozupone had a trio of two-baggers on March 22, 2015 versus D'Youville. 
- Prior to Robertson's four-hit game today, the last Shoreman to have four hits in a game was Barclay on March 22, 2016 versus Wesley.

Up Next
3/15 v. Carroll – 9:00 a.m. (Fort Myers, Fla. – Gene Cusic Class)
- First-ever meeting between the two programs in baseball.
- Team's final game in Florida.