Baseball busy since spring break

By Tim Marcin
Elm Sports Editor

Spring break was a busy time for baseball. The Shoremen played seven games in Florida, and came away from the road trip with four wins and five losses.

Perhaps the wildest came of the trip was a 22-1 win over Becker College. In the blowout win the Shoremen amassed 16 hits and ten walks. WC scored in bunches, exploding for seven runs in the first inning and thirteen in the third.

After the Shoremen’s record stood at 6-7 overall. They were able to improve to 7-7 after beating the Seahawks of St. Mary’s College 9-4.

The story of the day was the base-running acumen displayed by WC. The team stole 12 bases, including four a piece from senior Tyler Cotterell and freshman Bryan Bacquer.

Dan Jarrell picked up the win, improving his record to 3-0. Bacquer was the star at the plate, as well as on the bases. He went 3-3 on the day and scored four of the Shoremen’s runs.

The game was turned in the Shoremen’s favor in the fifth inning. They were down 4-3 going into the bottom of the fifth, but turned that deficit into a 6-4 lead with a three-run burst of offense. Sophomore Scott Matthews put WC up for good when he scored on a double, again supplied by Bacquer.

The Shoremen would expand that gap to five over the course of the game, leaving the final score at 9-4.

In other baseball news, senior Sean Connole won his second career Centennial Conference Player of the Week award. He earned it for his performance in the week ending March 17. He batted a stellar .609 during the week, going 14-for-23.

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