Baseball secures wins over McDaniel

By The Elm - Apr 11,2019@12:00 am

Baseball_SrBillyBenson_MarkCooleyBasebll_FrBenRuvo_MarkCooleyBy Kayla Zapcic

Elm Staff Writer

The Washington College baseball team has 20 wins for the fifth time in Washington College history. Head Coach Cory Beddick is thrilled with the results so far, but knows there is more work to be done.

“We feel extremely confident and prepared,” he said. “We know that we can’t necessarily control the direct outcome of every game, but we feel good about where we are in the development of our squad and feel that we are poised for continued success as we enter Conference play.”

Beddick said the team is always focused on the next game.

“We don’t want to be the 2019 Shoremen that started out hot, but cooled off when the games mattered most,” he said.

The Shoremen took on McDaniel College away on Tuesday, April 2 where they beat them 11-3 and played them again at home on Sunday, April 7. The Shoremen topped the Green Terror 17-5 on Sunday.

The team demonstrated a wide range of stats, gaining offensive and defensive advantages from the freshmen through seniors.

On April 2, freshman Ethan Osgood pitched 41-3 innings and had three hits, one run, zero earned, one walk and three strikeouts.

Sophomore CJ Gillmer was three for five, with three RBI. Senior Luke D’Ostilio was three for six and had two runs. Senior Aaron Barclay was three for six and freshman Ben Ruvo was two for four and had two walks. Freshman Ryan Colbert was two for five and had two runs, while senior TC Conrad was one for one and had two runs. Nepert had two RBIs.

On April 7, the Shoremen showcased a number of pitchers, including senior Billy Benson, sophomore Alex Bendzlowicz, and freshmen Ethan Kile, JD Sparks, and Colin Brown.

Junior captain Dylan Nepert is confident as the team dives into Centennial Conference play.

“We put in a ton of work in the off season to get us ready and it is showing,” he said. “We are playing well as a team and continually finding ways to win. It’s easy for us to feel confident going into Conference games because we know that we have done everything possible to prepare ourselves.”

On Saturday, April 6, the Shoremen took on Gettysburg College in a double header away.

The baseball team fell to the Bullets in both games, losing 7-5 an 10-4.

In the first game, Barclay had his second career four-hit game and is in tenth place all-time in career base hits at WC with 135. Barclay was four for five and had two RBIs.

Junior Tommy Buckam was three for five and had a career-high three RBI.

Junior Ryan Zweir was two for four and had three runs and one walk.

Freshman Max Ruvo was two for five with one run., while sophomore Mike Smith pitched for six innings, had seven hits, five runs, five earne and had one walk and seven strikeouts.

Despite these two losses senior captain Luke D’ostillio remains optimistic as the team keeps working towards the Centennial Conference Tournament.

“The team is feeling great about Conference play,” he said. “Every game is more meaningful, so everyone shows up ready to go.”

On Sunday, April 7,  D’Ostilio saw his words come to light in their win over the McDaniel Green Terror at home 17-5.

Zwier had two home runs for the Shoremen, Ben Ruvo hit a triple, and Gillmer, Barclay, and Colbert hit doubles.

“Once you’re in the Tournament, anything can happen,” D’Ostilio said. “We just want to get there.”

The Shoremen take on Conference match Franklin & Marshall College away on Friday, April 12.

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