By Louie Galdos
Elm Staff Writer
This past weekend, both the softball and baseball teams had big Centennial Conference games to play.
The Shoremen played their games on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday while the Shorewomen played their games on Tuesday and Saturday.
For the Shoremen on Tuesday, they hosted in-Conference opponent Franklin &Marshall College.
In this game, everything went positively for the Shoremen, as they went on to win 12-4. They had success in consistent hitting throughout nine innings.
Head Coach Cory Beddick shared his thoughts on the team’s approach.
“Our strategy is to play to our potential,” he said. “Our offense has been swinging the bats well recently. If we can get good pitching and solid defense, we feel good about our chances. I just want our team to play loose, and have fun.”
They next went on the road on Friday to play away at Franklin & Marshall. In this game, they lost 11-3. The Shoremen were able to keep the game competitive throughout nine innings and, unfortunately for WC, Franklin & Marshall experienced success with consistent hitting.
Senior pitcher and team captain Dom Giandonato
“We just needed to focus on one inning at a time,” senior captain Dom Giandonato said.
On Saturday, the Shoremen hosted another Centennial Conference opponent. Against Dickinson College, the Shoremen went 1-1 in their double header against the Red Devils.
In game one, the Shoremen won 10-3. However, in game two the Shoremen lost 17-6.
The Shoremen improved their overall record to 23-8 and their Conference record to 5-5by the end fo the weekend.
For the Shorewomen on Tuesday, they went on the road to play in-Conference against McDaniel College. The Shorewomen lost both games to McDaniel.
In the first game they lost 2-0, and then lost the second game 4-3. The Shorewomen were able to keep both games close and competitive but never caught a break against the Green Terror.
On Saturday, the Shorewomen hosted Centennial Conference opponent, Muhlenberg College for a double header.
The Shorewomen won both games, winning game one 9-3 and game two 4-3.
Saturday was a great way for the Shorewomen to end the week on a positive note, buildong thier records both in and out of Conference.
The Shorewomen improved their overall record to 10-20-1 and their conference record to 3-6-1.
Washington College baseball will play at Johns Hopkins University at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Softball will play Ursinus College at home in a double header on Saturday, April 20 to celebrate their seniors.