Seventh-ranked Blue Jays belt five homers in 16-6 win at McDaniel
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Brian Youchak went 4-for-5 with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored to lead No. 7 Johns Hopkins to a 16-6 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action on Friday.
The Blue Jays (16-3, 5-0 CC) rapped out 20 hits, including five round trippers, to notch their second win over the Green Terror (5-9, 1-5 CC) in as many days.
Andrew Worm (Easton, Md./Easton) had three of McDaniel’s 10 hits, adding two runs scored.
A leadoff two-base error put Sam Wernick on base in the top of the first inning.
After back-to-back strikeouts, Dave Kahn reached on a slow-rolling infield hit to put runners at the corners before a passed ball allowed Wernick to score.
Jesse Sikorski just cleared the left-field wall on a 2-0 pitch to stretch the lead to 3-0.
A Kahn sacrifice fly and two-run double from John Swarr keyed a four-run third inning that stretched the lead to 7-0.
A Patrick Christopher (Union Beach, N.J./St. John Vianney) two-run double trimmed the deficit to 7-3 in the bottom of the frame but a Chris Huisman double and Kahn sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth pushed the lead to 8-3.
After Worm reached on a two-out infield single in the home fifth, an error and Russell Coover (Schuylkill Haven, Pa./Blue Mountain) single up the middle and Matthew Pace (Baltimore, Md./North County) single made it an 8-6 game.
However, three home runs before an out was recorded in the sixth accounted for a four-run frame that gave Johns Hopkins a 12-6 lead.
Youchak’s second home run, a Kahn triple and RBI singles from Sikorski and Aaron Borenstein pushed the lead to 15-6 in the eighth before a two-out walk turned into a 16th run in the ninth.
McDaniel returns to action in a doubleheader at Haverford on Saturday. The first game of the twinbill begins at 12:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins (16-3, 5-0 CC) 3 0 4 1 0 4 0 3 1 - 16 20 3
McDaniel (5-9, 1-5 CC) 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 - 6 10 1
Alex Eliopoulos, Andrew Pevsner (6), Blake Platt (8), Garrett Gomez (9) and Joe Borrelli, Mike Aspegren (8); Danny Snight, Christian Wingate (6), Joe Drzonsc (8), Gio Fricchione (9) and Ray Hart, Greg Povlow (9). WP: Eliopoulos (3-0). LP: Snight (2-4). S: none. SO-BB: Eliopoulos 2-2, Pevsner 2-0, Platt 0-1, Gomez 2-0; Snight 2-3, Wingate 1-1, Drzonsc 1-1, Fricchione 1-1. 2B: Chris Huisman (J), John Swarr 2 (J), Lee Bolyard (J), Patrick Christopher (M). 3B: Dave Kahn (J). HR: Sam Wernick (J), Brian Youchak 2 (J), Kahn (J), Jesse Sikorski (J).