Meder ties career high with five RBI's
HAVERFORD, Pa. — Host Haverford got home runs from three different players and scored six times in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 16-9 win over visiting Washington College in a Centennial Conference baseball game today at Kammerstein Field in Haverford, Pennsylvania. With the win, the Fords earn a split of the season series after falling to the Shoremen 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon in Chestertown.
Haverford 16, Washington College 9
How It Happened
- The Shoremen got on the board in the top of the first when Charlie Meder singled through the right side, bringing home Luke D'Ostilio for the first run of the game.
- Haverford quickly took the lead in the bottom of the first when Sam Partee hit his fifth home run of the year, a three run home run to left field, bringing home Ethan Lee-Tyson and Spencer Sohmer to give the Fords a 3-1 lead. Haverford pushed the lead to 4-1 later in the inning when Will Karp singled to third base, bringing home Harrison Burns.
- Washington got a run back in the top of the second when D'Ostilio singled to center field, bringing home Joe Lozupone to cut the Haverford lead to 4-2. Gavin O'Donnell was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second base on the play.
- The Fords pushed the lead to 6-2 in the bottom of the second when Lee-Tyson hit his sixth home run of the season, a two run home run to left field, scoring Thomas Vollaro. Matt Goss would score on a throwing error later in the inning to push the Fords lead to 7-2.
- Washington got xx runs back in the top of the fourth inning to tie the game. D'Ostilio grounded out to first base, scoring Ryan Donnelly to cut the lead to 7-3. Lozupone then scored on a fielding error to cut the lead to 7-4. Then, Meder would tie the game with a three run home run to right field, his second home run of the season, which brought home O'Donnell and Matt Tancredi to tie the game 7-7.
- The Shoremen took the lead back in the top of the sixth inning when Evan Hirschbaum singled through the left side with two outs, scoring D'Ostilio to give Washington an 8-7 lead.
- Haverford would take the lead for good with six runs in the bottom of the sixth. Karp scored on a fielders choice to tie the game 8-8, and Lee-Tyson would later single to right field, scoring Vollaro and Nick Perez to give the Fords a 10-8 lead. Sohmer followed with a double to right center field, bringing home Lee-Tyson to push the Fords lead to 11-8. Karp would later with two outs drop down a bunt with the bases loaded and beat the throw to first, bringing home Sohmer to make it a 12-8 game. Perez then drew a bases loaded walk, forcing home Ben Furlong to push the lead to 13-8.
- Washington got a run back in the top of the eighth inning when Meder hit into a fielders choice, bringing home D'Ostilio to cut the lead to 13-9. The Shoremen had a chance to do more but left runners on second and third.
- Haverford got the run back quickly in the bottom of the eighth when Furlong hit a leadoff solo home run to right field, his sixth of the season, to push the lead to 14-9. The Fords would add another run when Vollaro singled to left field to bring home Burns, and capped the scoring when Lee-Tyson singled to right field, chasing home Vollaro to push the lead to 16-9.
For the Shoremen (11-17, 2-6 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Meder (2-for-5, home run, career high tying five RBI's, run), Lozupone (2-for-4, walk, two runs, stolen base), D'Ostilio (1-for-3, two walks, two RBI's, three runs, stolen base), Tancredi (double, two walks, run), Donnelly (two walks, run, stolen base), O'Donnell (1-for-3, two walks, run, stolen base).
- Pitching: Billy Benson (starter, one plus inning, five hits, six runs, one walk, two strikeouts), Matt Furlong (loss, 0-3, four innings, two hits, three runs, zero walks, one strikeout), Sean Weiss (2/3 inning, two hits, three runs, one walk, one strikeout), Mike Bartels (1 1/3 innings, three hits, one run, two walks, two strikeouts), Connor Morgan (2/3 inning, three hits, two runs, zero walks, one strikeout), Drew Alvarez (1/3 inning, zero hits, zero runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts).
- The Shoremen collected 11 hits in the loss, drew nine walks, stole four bases, and left seven runners on base.
- Washington committed six errors, leading to four unearned runs for the Fords.
For the Haverford (13-10-1, 4-3-1 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Lee-Tyson (4-for-6, home run, five RBI's, three runs), Partee (home run, three RBI's, run), Furlong (home run, RBI, walk, two runs, stolen base), Karp (3-for-5, RBI, run, stolen base), Vollaro (two RBI's, three runs, stolen base), Burns (2-for-4, two runs, two stolen bases), Sohmer (2-for-5, RBI, walk, two runs).
- Pitching: Jared Deveau (starter, four innings, six hits, seven runs, three earned, four walks, three strikeouts), Anthony Rizzo (win, 1-0, 3 1/3 innings, three hits, two runs, three walks, one strikeout), John Masella (2/3 inning, zero hits, zero runs, one walk, one strikeout), Daniel Joffe (one inning, two hits, zero runs, one walk, one strikeout).
- The Fords pounded out 15 hits in the win, drew four walks, stole five bases, and left eight runners on base.
- Haverford committed just one error, but it lead to four unearned Shoremen runs.
- Meder has now gone 7/22 (.318) with three home runs and 13 RBI's against Haverford in his career. Three of his seven career home runs have come against the Fords.
- Tancredi extended his hitting streak to 11 games with his double today.
- Lee-Tyson and Furlong now share the Centennial lead in home runs with six each.
Up Next for the Shoremen
4/15 v. Dickinson (2) -12:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference Double-Header)
- The Shoremen split a Centennial doubleheader with the Red Devils in Chestertown last season, winning the first game 3-1 and falling in the second 5-4.
- That loss in Game Two kept the Shoremen out of the Centennial Conference playoffs, as Washington has been eliminated from playoff contention by Dickinson on the last day of the regular season the last two years in a row.