WESTMINSTER, Md. – Johns Hopkins, ranked fifth in the latest d3baseball.com poll, plated eight runs between the sixth and eighth innings to break open a 3-1 game and defeat McDaniel 11-2 in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action on Tuesday.
Marty Windisch (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) led the Green Terror (15-10, 4-3 CC) with three hits.
Jeff Lynch paced the Blue Jays (23-2, 7-0 CC) in their 16th straight win with a 5-for-5 day, including three doubles with four RBIs, while Ryan Zakszeski went 4-for-4 with three batted in.
Lynch led off the second inning with a double before scoring on a two-out error that allowed Richie Carbone to reach base. After Carbone stole second, Zakszeski singled to right to make it a 2-0 game.
A leadoff walk to Christopher Casey in the third and singles from Kyle Neverman and Lynch stretched the advantage to 3-0 an inning later.
A Lynch double and back-to-back singles from Mike Denlinger and Chris Wilhelm stretched the lead to 4-1 in the sixth before a Carbone sacrifice and Zakszeski two-run double pushed the advantage to 6-1.
Doubles from Neverman and Lynch around a Colin McCarthy walk stretched the lead to 8-1 in the seventh.
The Blue Jays tacked on three runs on four singles in the eighth for an 11-1 lead.
Bahr led off the bottom of the frame with a double to the gap before taking third on a Brad Hampton (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson) pinch-hit single and scoring on a Sean Sivo (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) single.
McDaniel concludes the home-and-home series with Johns Hopkins in Baltimore on Friday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.