WESTMINSTER, Md. – Jon Zimmerman (Lemoyne, Pa./Cedar Cliff) notched four hits and drew three walks to lead McDaniel to a doubleheader sweep of Swarthmore in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action on Sunday.
The Green Terror (11-7, 4-3 CC) took the opener 8-4 before building an early lead in game two and holding on for an 11-8 victory.
In the nightcap, Zimmerman drew three walks from his leadoff position to tie the career mark for walks with 62 bases on balls.
Mike Waterhouse led the Garnet (8-16, 0-8 CC) with three hits and three runs scored.
Trailing 3-0 heading to the bottom of the third in game one, Zach Croft (Laurel, Md./DeMatha) reached on an error to begin a nine-batter, four-run inning.
A failed pickoff attempt allowed Croft to move to second.
Sergio Nieto (Mameroneck, Md./Rye Neck) singled through the left side to put runners at the corners before a Zimmerman triple to the gap in right-center cleared the bases and drew McDaniel within 3-2.
Justin Reitz (Halifax, Pa./Halifax) drew a walk before a one-out error allowed Zimmerman to score and tie the game.
A two-out single from Troy Tipton (Hanover, Pa./South Western) played Reitz to give the Green Terror a one-run lead.
Harold Baines, Jr. (St. Michaels, Md./St. Michaels) singled home Nieto, who was hit by a pitch to reach base, in the fourth before a Matthew Pace (Baltimore, Md./North County) double and Nieto RBI groundout stretched the lead to 6-3 in the fifth.
A Baines walk, Russell Coover (Schuylkill Haven, Pa./Blue Mountain), sacrifice and Andrew Worm (Easton, Md./Easton) singled accounted for two more runs in the home sixth.
A Waterhouse single a Wiley Archibald double in the top of the seventh set the final margin.
A hit batter, two walks, an error, a balk and groundout accounted for two Swarthmore runs in the top of the second without the aide of a base hit.
Matt Lamb drew a walk to lead off the third before scoring on a Jimmy Gill single in the third to open the three-run lead.
In game two, a two-run single from Coover played Zimmerman and Baines in the first.
Four walks and four singles in the home third accounted for five runs to stretch the lead to 7-0.
Worm keyed the inning with a two-run single.
An error and singles from Conor Casey and Miles Santo in the fourth pulled the visitors within 7-4 before an error on a sacrifice bunt and squeeze play trimmed the deficit to one in the fifth.
Joe Drzonsc (Albany, N.Y./Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons), on in relief of starter Chase Wolf (Middletown, Md./Middletown) after the first two batters of the fifth reached, retired eight of the 12 batters he faced in three innings to keep it a one-run game and improve to 3-0.
After Danny Snight (Silver Spring, Md./St. John’s College Prep) needed just five pitches for a 1-2-3 top of the eighth, the Green Terror took advantage of a one-out error to plate four insurance runs.
A Pace two-run double coupled with RBI singles from Baines and Tipton keyed the frame.
An Anthony Montalbano two-run home run in the top of the ninth set the final margin.
Snight picked up his second save of the season in game two.
Tyler Persun (Mount Joy, Pa./Donegal) went the distance in the opener to improve to 3-2.
Baines, Coover and Tipton all recorded three hits in the twinbill. Tipton added four RBIs.
The Green Terror returns to action at Johns Hopkins on Monday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game One 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - R H E
Swarthmore (8-15, 0-7 CC) 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 - 4 7 5
McDaniel (10-7, 3-3 CC) 0 0 4 1 1 2 x - 8 10 1
Neil Meija, Adam Koshkin (6) and Mike Waterhouse; Tyler Persun and Justin Reitz. WP: Persun (3-2). LP: Mejia (2-4). S: none. SO-BB: Mejia 2-3, Koshkin 0-2; Persun 3-6. 2B: Wiley Archibald (S), Russell Coover (M), Matthew Pace (M). 3B: Jon Zimmerman (M).
Score by Inning – Game Two 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - R H E
Swarthmore (8-16, 0-8 CC) 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 2 - 8 8 1
McDaniel (11-7, 4-3 CC) 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 4 x - 11 11 2
Andy Allen, Zach Weiner (3), James Bernard (7), Adam Hardy (8) and Matt Lamb; Chase Wolf, Joe Drzonsc (5), Danny Snight (8) and Ray Hart, Justin Reitz (6). WP: Drzonsc (3-0). LP: Allen (3-1). S: Snight (2). SO-BB: Allen 1-6, Weiner 2-1, Bernard 0-1, Hardy 0-0; Wolf 2-4, Drzonsc 2-2, Snight 0-1. 2B: Harold Baines, Jr. (M), Matthew Pace (M). HR: Anthony Montalbano (S).