WESTMINSTER, Md. – Waynesburg pieced together four runs over the first five innings en route to a 5-2 victory over McDaniel in the championship game of the 2013 ECAC South baseball tournament on Saturday.
Marty Windisch (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) led the second-seeded Green Terror (22-16) with three hits and an RBI.
Tournament most outstanding player Clay Roman led the fourth-seeded Yellow Jackets (22-18) to the championship with two hits and two RBIs.
Ben Shorthouse led off the second inning with a single through the left side before a sacrifice moved him to second. A Tim Chilcote double to the gap in right-center scored Shorthouse for a 1-0 lead.
Kyle Sasala drew a walk to lead off the third before stealing second and scoring on a Roman single up the middle.
With the bases loaded, the Green Terror got a groundball and Windisch initiated a 5-2-3 double play to get out of the inning, trailing 2-0.
Roman drew a walk to lead off the fifth and then stole second before scoring on a Nick Berdine double.
Two errors in the inning allowed Berdine to score for a 4-0 lead.
With two outs in the eighth, David Houseman was hit by a pitch and stole second in advance of a Sasala walk.
A Roman hard-hit single up the middle plated Houseman for a 5-0 advantage.
Back-to-back doubles from Tyler Jackow (Colonia, N.J./Colonia) and Windisch, who roped a ball to the warning track in center field, broke up the shutout.
Brian Resnik, however, retired four of the last five batters he faced for his second save of the tournament.
McDaniel had an opportunity to get on the board in the sixth after a Christopher leadoff single but Houseman jumped to snag a hard-hit ball that turned into a double play. The Green Terror had two runners on base in the first, second and fourth but Anthony Longo worked out of trouble each time to record the win.
Christopher had two hits on the day to finish his career with a program-record 167 for this career.
Hayward and Jonathan McKinney (Jonestown, Pa./Northern Lebanon) had two hits apiece as well for McDaniel, which finished with a 13-11 advantage in hits but stranded 10 runners on base. Waynesburg stranded 11.