Barclay and Robertson Each Drive In Four and Alvarez Tallies First Career Win
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Washington College baseball team scored eight runs in the bottom of the third and six times in the last of the fourth for all 14 of its runs in a 14-5 win over Carroll in a non-conference baseball game on Wednesday morning at Player Development Complex #5 at the Gene Cusic Classic in the team's final game in Florida. The Shoremen Nine went 4-2 in its six games in Fort Myers.
Washington College 14 Carroll 5
How It Happened
- In the bottom of the third inning, the Shoremen sent 12 men to the plate and scored eight runs. With one out, Charlie Meder scored Wes Robertson on a base hit down the right field line for the game's opening run. The next hitter, Ryan Zwier launched a two-run home run over the left field fence to give Washington a three-run lead that also plated Meder. Three batters later, Matt Tancredi doubled down the left field line to chase in Joe Otto to give the Shoremen a 4-0 cushion. With two outs, Robertson had a two-run single up the middle to plate Max Hammond and Tancredi to give WC a half-dozen run lead. Aaron Barclay capped the eight-run frame with a double to left-center to score both Luke D'Ostilio and Robertson.
- The Pioneers took advantage of three Shoremen errors to score four times in the top of the fourth. With one out, Hunter Frey came around to score on a fielding error to get Carroll on the board. With two away, Ryan Hetherington scored on a fielding error to cut the deficit to 8-2. The next hitter, Matt Putman singled to center to drive in Jacob Horner and the lead was trimmed to five. Brady Durni scored when the next batter, Jake Langford reaching on a throwing error by Washington to reduce the lead to 8-4 and cap the scoring.
- Washington responded in its half of the fourth with six runs to push the lead to 14-4. With one out, Tancredi singled through the left side to knock in Otto and gave WC a five-run lead. The next hitter, Gavin O'Donnell singled through the right side to send home Hammond to make it 10-4. Two batters later, Robertson socked a double to left to drive in both Tancredi and O'Donnell to extend the Shoremen's lead to eight. Barclay, the following hitter, had a two-run single through the left side to plate D'Ostilio and Robertson to complete the six-run inning as the Shoremen sent 11 hitters to the dish.
- In the top of the sixth, Carroll got one run back on a double down the left field line by Langford with one away to score Durni to provide the final margin.
For The Shoremen (7-7)
-Hitting: Barclay (3-for-6, four RBI), Hammond (3-for-5, two runs), Robertson (2-for-4, four RBI, three runs), Otto (2-for-4, two runs), Tancredi (3-for-4, two RBI, two runs), Zwier (two-run home run), D'Ostilio (two runs)
-Pitching: Drew Alvarez (win 1-0, two innings, three hits, one run, one earned, one walk, zero strikeouts), Nick Roberti (four innings, seven hits, four runs, zero earned, zero walks and strikeouts)
-Washington tied its season-high with 17 hits in the win. WC drew five walks, while leaving 10 on base.
-The Shoremen had three errors in the game, leading to four unearned runs for the Pioneers.
For Carroll (4-5)
-Hitting: Durni (3-for-5, two runs), Putman (3-for-6, RBI), Langford (2-for-5, RBI), Frey (2-for-5, run)
-Pitching: Jake Sweet (loss 2-1, 2 1/3 innings, eight hits, six runs, three earned, one walk, one strikeout)
-The Pioneers had 12 hits, drew six walks as they left 16 on base.
-Carroll had two errors in the game, leading to five unearned WC runs.
- Alvarez notched his first career victory in today's outing.
- The Shoremen scored 14 runs in a game for the first time since March 22, 2016 versus Wesley.
- It was the first meeting between the two schools on the baseball diamond this afternoon.
3/17 v. Rochester – 3:00 p.m. (non-conference game)
- First game against Rochester since a 4-3 win in 1986.