Garnet Come From Behind To Defeat Shoremen, 6-3

Garnet Come From Behind To Defeat Shoremen, 6-3

Tancredi Picks Up Three Hits, Drives In A Pair Of Runs

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Visiting Swarthmore scored one run in the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth innings to post a come from behind 6-3 win over host Washington College in a Centennial Conference baseball game played this afternoon at Athey Park in Chestertown, Maryland.

Swarthmore 6, Washington College 3

How It Happened
- Swarthmore took the lead in the top of the first inning when Jackson Roberts reached on a fielding error, with Charles Levitt scoring on the play to give the Garnet a 1-0 lead.
- The Shoremen would respond with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead. Matt Tancredi tied the game when he grounded out to first base with the bases loaded, driving in Ryan Donnelly. Aaron Barclay then hit a sacrifice fly to center field, bringing home Ryan Zwier to give Washington a 2-1 lead.
- Swarthmore would waste little time tying the game back up. Sam Jacobsen would hit a two out single to center field and would score when the next batter, AJ Liu, doubled to right center field to tie the game at 2-2 in the top of the second inning. 
- The Shoremen took the lead in the bottom of the third when Tancredi doubled to center field, driving home Evan Hirschbaum to give Washington a 3-2 lead.
- Swarthmore tied the game 3-3 in the top of the sixth when Sam Jacobsen singled to left field, bringing home Conor Elliott. Swarthmore loaded the bases with one away later in the inning, but Coleson Hebble was thrown out at home by Shoremen first baseman Max Hammond to keep the game tied, and Levitt was later forced out at second for the third out to end the inning.
- The Garnet took the lead for good with an unearned run in the top of the seventh inning. Roberts reached by way of a throwing error at shortstop to start the inning and scored on a two out triple to right center field from Hebble two give the Garnet a 4-3 lead.
- Washington put two runners on base in the home half of the seventh, but could not score.
- Levitt extended the Garnet lead to 5-3 in the top of the eighth inning on a two out solo home run to right center field, his Centennial Conference leading sixth home run of the season.
- Jared Gillen extended the Swarthmore lead to 6-3 in the top of the ninth inning on a solo home run to deep left field.
- Luke D'Ostilio and Donnelly would draw back-to-back walks for the Shoremen to start the bottom of the ninth inning, but Zwier would strike out for the first out, and Hirschbaum would ground into a game ending double play as the Shoremen would not score.  

For the Shoremen (16-8 Overall, 0-3 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Tancredi (3-for-4, double, two RBI's), Zwier (2-for-5, run), Barclay (RBI), Donnelly (hit, walk, run), Hirschbaum (hit, walk, run).
- Pitching: Nick Roberti (5.1 innings, 10 hits, three runs, zero walks, one strikeout), Nick Popolizio (loss, 1-4, 1.2 innings, one hit, one unearned run, one walk, one strikeout), Matt Furlong (1.1 innings, two hits, both solo home runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts), Alex Bendzlowicz (2/3 inning, zero hits, zero runs, one walk, zero strikeouts).
- The Shoremen picked up nine hits in the loss, drew five walks, and left nine runners on base.
- Washington committed three errors, leading to one unearned run for the Garnet.

For Swarthmore (15-6 Overall, 2-1 Centennial Conference)
- Hitting: Levitt (3-for-5, home run, two doubles, one RBI, two runs), Hebble (2-for-5, triple, double, RBI), Gillen (solo home run, run), Cole Beeker (2-for-5), Jacobsen (2-for-4, RBI, run), Liu (double, RBI, walk), Roberts (double, RBI, run), Elliott (hit, walk, run, stolen base). 
- Pitching: Charles Groppe (win, 2-0, six innings, seven hits, three runs, three walks, five strikeouts), Zach Gonzalez (two innings, two hits, zero runs, zero walks, zero strikeouts), Jack Corkery (save, 4, one inning, zero hits, zero runs, two walks, one strikeout).
- The Garnet collected 13 hits in the win, drew a pair of walks, and left 11 runners on base.
- Swarthmore committed one error, but it led to zero Washington runs.

Notes
- Tancredi, who also extended his hit streak to six games, was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the second time in his career. Tancredi now has 16 RBI's this season, one shy of his career high of 17 set as a sophomore in the 2016 season.
- CJ Gillmer picked up a single today, extending his hitting streak to seven games.

Up Next for the Shoremen
4/6 @ Swarthmore - 3:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference game)
- Teams will be completing the home and home season series on Friday.