By Pat Mariboe
Elm Staff Writer
The Shoremen started off the month of April with two back-to-back double headers against McDaniel and Ursinus. Heading into the first double header against McDaniel, the Shoremen held a 2-0 record in the Centennial Conference after sweeping Muhlenberg in a double header just a few days before.
In the first game against McDaniel, the Green Terror were the first ones to get on the board in the top of the second inning to take the 1-0 lead. It wasn’t long before Washington College tied things up however, when sophomore Logan Dubbe scored at home off a base hit from freshman Ryan Donnelly. Donnelly was involved again in the bottom of the fifth, hitting a triple to center field to bring home freshman Joe Lozupone and sophomore Evan Hirschbaum. McDaniel would end up scoring a run in the top of the eighth to make the Shoremen’s lead 3-2, but WC were able to hold on and take the 3-2 victory.
In the next game against McDaniel, the Shoremen came out storming, scoring six runs in the top of the first with important hits from Hirschbaum and junior Garrett Richardello. WC would go on to score three more runs in the second and third inning to bring their lead to 9-0 heading into the fourth inning. The Green Terror went on a run of their own, scoring seven runs while keeping the Shoremen quiet into the seventh inning. WC managed to scored two more runs of their own in the eighth inning to take the 11-7 victory and complete the sweep of McDaniel. With this win, the Shoremen are 4-0 in the CC for the first time in 17 years.
In their second double header of the week, the Shoremen faced off against Ursinus College. The Bears would start off the scoring early with a run in the first inning and then would add three more runs late in the game while keeping the Shoremen scoreless to take the 4-0 victory and giving them their first CC loss of the season. In the second game of the double header, WC came out strong, scoring three runs in the bottom of the second off hits from Hirschbaum, Donnelly, and Lozupone. The Bears would score two runs of their own to take the Shoremen’s lead to 3-2, but the Shoremen added two more of their own to make the score 5-2. WC kept up the momentum and closed the game out 7-4. The Shoremen hold a 13-5 overall record this season with a 5-1 record in the CC. In their next matchup, the Shoremen face Centennial Conference opponent Swarthmore on April 10 at 3:30 p.m.