Early and often
McDaniel plates five in first two innings to key 16-5 win over Gallaudet
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jimmy Najera (Fort Washington, Md./DeMatha) recorded two hits, an RBI and three runs scored to lead McDaniel to a 16-5 win over Gallaudet in non-conference baseball action on Tuesday.
James Chiorello (East Windsor, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep) and Brandon Kline (Myersville, Md./Middletown) added two-hit, two-run scored, one-RBI outings for the Green Terror (12-19), who also received a pair of hits from Matthew Pace (Baltimore, Md./North County).
Zane Noschese paced the Bison (17-22) with a 3-for-4 outing.
A Ricky LaSota (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch) double to right scored Christopher for a 1-0 lead before LaSota moved to third on a groundout and scored on a fielding error to double the advantage.
A single, walk and bunt single loaded the bases before a line-drive double play made it first and second with two outs.
Jackow drew his second bases on balls in as many innings to reload the bases before a fielding error allowed Chris Longo (Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury) to score.
LaSota and Chiorello drew consecutive bases-loaded walks to force in Kline and Jackow, respectively, and push the lead to 5-0.
A Casey Hicks double and throwing error coupled with a William Bissell sacrifice fly cut the deficit to 5-1 in the bottom of the third.
A walk and hit batsman before a Jordan Walters RBI single made it a 5-2 game before McDaniel responded with five runs in the top of the fourth.
Ryan Byrnes (New City, N.Y./Clarkstown North) was hit by a pitch to lead off the frame and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt.
Christopher followed with a triple and scored on a LaSota fielder's choice.
Chiorello singled to put runners at first and second before a Najera walk loaded the bases.
A throwing error allowed LaSota and Chiorello to score with two outs before a Longo double plated Najera for a 10-2 advantage.
A one-out Najera double, Pace triple and Longo RBI groundout stretched the lead to 12-2 in the sixth.
With one out in the seventh, Chiorello doubled and Najera tripled to make it a 13-2.
With two outs, Longo walked and Kline singled in Najera before Byrnes cleared the bases with a triple.
A Bissell double and Chris Guinn triple in the bottom of the inning. A Yuri Johnston single plated Guinn before Walters scored on a throw to set the final margin.
Mike Freeman (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) pitched six innings with six strikeouts to pick up his second win of the year on the hill.
LaSota finished with a hit and three RBIs.
McDaniel concludes the season at home against Messiah on Wednesday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
Score by Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 - R H E
McDaniel (12-19) 2 3 0 5 0 2 4 0 0 - 16 12 1
Gallaudet (17-22) 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 - 5 12 3
Mike Freeman, Jordan Holter (7), Dan French (9) and Chris Longo, Henry Belfont (9); Tyler Crace, Layton Seeber (4), Casey Hicks (7), William Bissell (8) and Chris Guinn. WP: Freeman (2-3). LP: Crace (0-4). S: none. SO-BB: Freeman 6-3, Holter 2-1; Crace 1-5, Seeber 0-3, Hicks 0-1, Bissell 3-2.