Hirschbaum Becomes Sixth Player In Washington History To Register 150 Career Hits
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College swept visiting Gettysburg for the first time since in 2011 in a Centennial Conference baseball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Athey Baseball Park. The Shoremen won 8-3 in game one and captured game two, 12-5. In game two, senior infielder Evan Hirschbaum (North Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge) became the sixth Shoreman to record 150 career hits.
Washington College 8 Gettysburg 3 (Game 1)
How It Happened
- In the bottom of the first inning, Ryan Donnelly came home during a run down with Ryan Zwier. Zwier stayed in the run down long enough for Donnelly to score with two away before being tagged out for the opening run of the contest.
- The Shoremen took advantage of two errors by the Bullets to score three times in the last of the third to grab a 4-0 lead. With nobody out, Donnelly plated Chris Kramedas on a bunt single suicide squeeze and the next hitter Aaron Barclay drove in Joe Lozupone on a suicide squeeze bunt to give the hosts a 3-0 advantage. Washington capped the scoring on a dropped sacrifice fly off the bat of Hirschbaum that allowed Donnelly to touch the plate.
- Gettysburg got on the board in the top of the sixth on a two-out double to the gap in right-center by Sean Murphy that scored Dominick Gasparro to trim the Washington lead to 4-1.
- Washington answered in its half of the sixth with a three-run frame to push the lead to 7-1. Matt Tancredi stole home on a double steal to give the hosts a 5-1 lead with one away. CJ Gillmer would score on a double down the left field line by Kramedas to make it 6-1 and Kramedas came around to score on a two-bagger down the left field line by Lozupone to finish the scoring portion of the inning.
- The Shoremen added a run to extend their lead to 8-1 in the bottom of the seventh on a one-out single to right by TC Conrad that chased in Max Hammond.
- In the top of the ninth, the Bullets got a two-run base hit to right by Chuck Probst that plated both Matt Szczesny and Ryan Augustus to provide the final margin of 8-3.
For The Shoremen (17-9, 1-4 CC)
- Hitting: Kramedas (3-for-4, two runs), Donnelly (two runs), Tancredi and Lozupone (2-for-4)
- Pitching: Nick Roberti (win 2-0, seven innings, six hits, one earned run, one walk and three strikeouts)
- Washington had 11 hits, drew two walks and had one player get on via hit by pitch, while stranding seven runners on base.
- The Shoremen committed two errors, leading to a pair of unearned runs for Gettysburg.
For Gettysburg (7-14, 1-4 CC)
-Hitting: Probst (2-for-5, two RBI), Ryan LaCoe (2-for-5)
-Pitching: Dan Ball (loss 1-3, 5 1/3 innings, six hits, seven runs, five earned, two walks, three strikeouts)
-The Bullets had eight hits in the contest, had three players reach on hit by pitch and drew two walks as they left eight runners stranded.
- Gettysburg had four errors in the game, which led to two unearned runs for the Shoremen.
- Roberti was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game during the broadcast.
- Washington head coach Cory Beddick is a 2010 graduate of Gettysburg. During his four years with the Bullets (2007-10), Gettysburg went 6-2 against the Shoremen.
- The victory snapped a five-game losing streak for Washington.
Washington College 12 Gettysburg 5 (Game 2)
How It Happened
- In the bottom of the first inning, Hirschbaum had a two-out single up the middle for his 150th career hit.
- The Bullets took the lead in top of the second at 1-0 when Ryan Augustus homered to left field with two away.
- Washington tied it in the bottom of the third with two outs as Donnelly scored on a passed ball.
- The Shoremen took a 2-1 lead in the last of the fourth on a one out single to right field by Gavin O'Donnell that scored Luke D'Ostilio. With two away, Kramedas scored on a throwing error by the Bullets to give the hosts a 3-1 edge after four.
- In the bottom of the fifth, Washington scored three times to push the lead to 6-1. With nobody out, Hirschbaum singled through the right side to drive in Aaron Barclay to make it 4-1. With one out, Zwier scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Kramedas to give the hosts a four-run lead and with two away the next batter Gavin O'Donnell doubled down the left field line to plate David Hudak to cap the three-run frame.
- The Shoremen tacked on one in the bottom of the sixth and five in the eight to push the lead to 12-1 before the Bullets scored four times in the top of the ninth to provide the final margin.
For The Shoremen (18-9, 2-4 CC)
-Hitting: O'Donnell (3-for-5, three RBI), D'Ostilio (2-for-4), Lozupone (2-for-5), Hammond (two RBI), Hirschbaum (2-for-3)
-Pitching: Matt Furlong (win 3-0, five innings, six hits, one run, one earned, one walk, two strikeouts), Nick Popolizio (three scoreless innings of relief, two hits, two walks and three strikeouts)
-Washington had 12 hits, drew seven walks and had two players get on via hit by pitch, while stranding 11 runners on base.
-The Shoremen committed one error, but did not lead to a run for Gettysburg.
For Gettysburg (7-15, 1-5 CC)
- Hitting: Murphy (2-for-4, RBI), Logan Sneed (3-for-4, RBI), Gasparro (2-for-4), Joe Glovinco (1-for-1, three walks, run)
- Pitching: Will Wortmann (loss 0-2, four innings, four hits, four runs, two earned, three walks, one strikeout)
- The Bullets had 12 hits in the contest and worked out five walks as they left 10 runners on base.
- Gettysburg had four errors in game two, leading to three WC runs.
- O'Donnell was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game during the broadcast.
- The other five players in program history to notch 150 or more hits are Ryan Normoyle '12 (208), Bryan Baquer '16 (187), Sean Connole '13 (175), Nick Marinelli '14 (167) and John Rolewicz '12 (162).
- Tancredi extended his hitting streak to nine games with a base hit in the bottom of the eighth.
- In 2011, Washington swept Gettysburg by scores of 4-1 and 2-0 in Gettysburg. Beddick was an assistant coach for the Bullets that season.
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