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Holden goes 3-for-3 with two triples in victory

Naquan Holden (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Naquan Holden (c) 2019 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel (1-4) 10, Gallaudet (2-6) 5 – 8 innings
What: Non-conference baseball game
When:
Tuesday, Mar. 5
Where: Washington, D.C.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel scored the final seven runs of the game to defeat Gallaudet, 10-5.

THE LEADERS
Naquan Holden (Brooklyn, N.Y./Perkiomen School) led the Green Terror with a 3-for-3 day. He had a pair of triples among his three plate appearances.
• Jared Pezzano (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island) added two hits, including a double, and a stolen base.

FOR THE FOES
• Ryan Gilbert led the Bison with two hits.
• Darren Drolsbaugh stole four bases in addition to his hit, walk and hit by pitch.

THE REST OF THE STORY
• Darren Drolsbaugh led off the bottom of the first with an infield single before Ryan Gilbert followed with a single of his to put runners at first and second. A Drolsbaugh steal of third put runners on the corners before Cameron Upton singled to right for a 1-0 lead.
• Tim Griest (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) singled with one out in the top of the second before stealing second and scoring on a Naquan Holden triple to straightaway centerfield.
• Three straight one-out walks in the bottom of the third loaded the bases before a sacrifice fly gave the hosts a 2-1 lead. After a double steal put both runners in scoring position, Gilwon Seo reached on an infield single to score Upton and an errant throw allowed a second run to score for a 4-1 lead.
Tom Daly (Haddon Heights, N.J./Haddon Heights) and Griest drew back-to-back walks to lead off the third. A fly ball to right put runners at the corners before another double steal plated Daly. After an infield single and bunt single loaded the bases, a Colin Franke (Highland Mills, N.Y./Cornwall Central) sacrifice fly cut the deficit to 4-3.
• A Billy Sowers single, two stolen bases and a Gilbert sacrifice fly pushed the lead back to two.
• Holden roped a one-out triple down the line in the top of the sixth before scoring on a Julian Jenkins (Tempe, Ariz./Desert Vista) single through the left side. He stole second before taking third on a fly out and scoring on a Jared Pezzano double, tying the game at 5-all.
• In the top of the eighth, Holden walked before giving way to pinch-runner Wyatt Church (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur), who took third on a Franke single. A Pezzano walk loaded the bases for DJ Biscoe (Millersville, Md./Old Mill), who singled home two runs for the lead.
Brad Thaxton (Stevensville, Md./DeMatha), who pitched the final three innings, allowed a pair of infield singles in the bottom of the frame but used two of his four strikeouts and a ground ball to earn the win.
• Griest reached on an error in the ninth before scoring on a one-out Church triple down the line. A Jenkins RBI single pushed the lead to 9-5 before another double steal with runners at the corners allowed Jenkins to score for the five-run margin.

THE INSIDE STORY
• The game was called entering the bottom of the ninth inning due to darkness.
• It was the first Green Terror victory for first-year head coach Grant Neary.
• The teams combined for 23 stolen bases – one shy of the NCAA Division III record for combined stolen bases in a game and second all-time. Hendrix and Rust combined for 24 on Mar. 24, 2001.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at Stevenson on Friday. Game time is 2:30 p.m.

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