WASHINGTON, D.C. – McDaniel plated five runs in the seventh to break open a 5-3 game, defeating Gallaudet 10-3 in non-conference baseball action on Thursday.
Pat Christopher (Union Beach, N.J./St. John Vianney) led the Green Terror (3-2) offensive with a 2-for-4 day, adding two runs scored and two RBIs. Sean Sivo (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) went 3-for-5 from the leadoff spot.
Chase Magsig paced the Bison (3-6) with a 2-for-3 day – one of four players in the lineup with two-hit outings.
A Tyler Jackow (Colonia, N.J./Colonia) single plated Hofmeister for a 1-0 lead.
Christopher drew a one-out walk in the fifth to spark a three-run frame. Cameron Bahr (Southampton, N.J./Seneca) followed with and took second on the throw, putting runners at second and third.
An error plated both Christopher and Bahr, allowing Marshall Betts (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) to reach.
After a Hofmeister walk, Fiore greeted the new pitcher with a single to left field, scoring Betts for a 4-0 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, Chris Guinn walked before Jeremy Adams singled and Magsig was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out.
A Marcus Smith RBI groundout scored Guinn before JJ Klein knocked in Adams to cut the deficit to 4-2.
Bahr doubled home Christopher, who walked and stole second, with two outs in the top of the sixth before Adams singled home Guinn in the bottom of the frame.
Brandon Hayward (Salisbury, Md./J.M. Bennett) led off the seventh with a single before Hofmeister walked and Fiore reached on an error to load the bases.
A second error kept the bases loaded, scoring Hayward.
Sivo followed with an RBI single to right to plate Hofmeister for a 7-3 advantage.
Jonathan McKinney (Jonestown, Pa./Northern Lebanon) followed with a sacrifice fly to score Fiore before a Christopher two-run double set the final margin.
Bahr and Fiore finished with two hits each.
James Chiorello (East Windsor, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep) threw six innings to pick up his first win of the season, striking out two with one walk, scattering 10 hits. Andrew Monger (Ellicott City, Mt. Hebron) threw the final three innings, allowing two hits with three strikeouts.
McDaniel opens the home schedule with a doubleheader against Penn State-York on Saturday. The first game begins at 12 p.m.