Washington scores five in seventh to key 6-4 win over McDaniel
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – John Rolewicz went 4-for-4 with two runs scored to lead Washington (Md.) to a 6-4 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action on Tuesday.
Patrick Christopher (Union Bridge, N.J./St. John Vianney) led the Green Terror (8-7, 1-2 CC) with a 3-for-5 showing.
Joe Willis and Ryan Mulhearn added two hits apiece for the Shoremen (11-7, 2-1 CC), who plated five runs in the seventh inning to overcome an early 3-0 deficit for the win.
Rolewicz led off the bottom of the seventh with a single through the left side A Tyler Cotterell single put runners and second and third before a field error loaded the bases.
Willis followed with a single into right field for his only two RBIs of the game and an error allowed Wilcox to score, evening the game at 3-all.
A Mulhearn triple scored Willis before an Ian Remington sacrifice fly allowed Mulhearn to score for a 5-3 lead.
A Rolewicz triple and fourth Green Terror miscue stretched the lead to 6-3 in the eighth.
Chris Longo (Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury) led off the top of the ninth with a walk before the Shoremen got two outs.
A Brandon Kline (Myersville, Md./Middletown) bunt single put runners at first and second before Christopher singled up the middle to load the bases.
Marshall Betts (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) followed with an infield single to cut the deficit to 6-4, chasing starter Joe Kearney-Argow from the game after eight hits and seven strikeouts.
Hunter Draheim induced a groundball out for his first save.
Kline led off the game with a walk before stealing second.
Christopher followed with an infield knock to put runners at the corners for Betts, who singled through the right side for a 1-0 lead.
With runners still at the corners, James Chiorello (East Windsor, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep) doubled in Christopher and Matthew Pace (Baltimore, Md./North County) singled to stake the Green Terror to a 3-0 lead before an out was recorded.
Kearney-Argow allowed just four more base runners until the ninth inning.
Gio Fricchione (New Tripoli, Pa./Northwestern) struck out six batters with no walks in seven innings.
McDaniel concluded the home-and-home season series with Washington at home on Friday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.
Gio Fricchione, Mike Freeman (8) and Chris Longo; Joe Kearney-Argow, Hunter Draheim (9) and John Rolewicz. WP: Kearney-Argow (2-1). LP: Fricchione (1-1). S: Draheim (1). SO-BB: Fricchione 6-0, Freeman 2-0; Kearney-Argow 7-4, Draheim 0-0.