Johns Hopkins outduels McDaniel
Seventh-ranked Blue Jays win 17th straight over Green Terror
BALTIMORE, Md. – Dave Kahn went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored to lead No. 7 Johns Hopkins to a 7-3 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action on Thursday.
The Blue Jays (15-3, 4-0 CC) scored all seven of their runs in the first five innings to build a 7-1 lead en route to their 17th consecutive victory in the series.
Brandon Kline (Myersville, Md./Middletown) rapped out two hits for the Green Terror (5-8, 1-4 CC), including a home run to lead off the game.
Trailing 1-0 on the Kline long ball to left, Matthew Bernardi led off the home first with a single before an error, walk and sacrifice fly evened the game.
A Brendan Walsh one-out home run in the bottom of the second broke the deadlock before James Teta singled and scored on a Chris Huisman single for a 3-1 advantage.
A two-out walk to Lee Bolyward and Walsh RBI single stretched the lead to 4-1 an inning later before a Kahn two-run home run in the fourth made it a 6-1 game.
Teta drove in Bolyard in the fifth for a 7-1 advantage.
Tyler Jackow (Colonia, N.J./Colonia) drew a leadoff walk in the seventh before scoring on a Kline RBI ground out.
A Kline double and Andrew Worm (Easton, Md./Easton) RBI groundout in the ninth set the final margin.
McDaniel concludes the home-and-home series with the Blue Jays at home on Friday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
McDaniel (5-8, 1-4 CC) 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 - 3 8 1
Johns Hopkins (15-3, 4-0 CC) 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 x - 7 11 2
Mike Freeman, Brian Rosato (6), Zach Jones (7), Joe Drzonsc (8) and Ray Hart; Marco Simmons, Ryan Scherich (8), Aaron Schwartz (9) and John Swarr. WP: Simmons (2-1). LP: Freeman (0-1). S: none. SO-BB: Freeman 4-3, Rosato 2-1, Jones 0-0, Drzonsc 0-0; Simmons 4-3, Scherich 1-0, Schwartz 1-0. 2B: Brandon Kline (M), Matthew Pace (M), Dave Kahn (J). HR: Kline (M), Kahn (J), Brendan Walsh (J).