Men’s baseball competes in four back to back games before spring break kickoff

The Shoremen split 2-2 in four straight days of gameplay leading them to a 3-3 overall score

By Louis Galdos

Elm Staff Writer

The Shoremen had a very busy schedule with games from Sunday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 4. This had to do with some game cancellations and heavy rescheduling to the next week.

Senior outfielder Joe Otto commented on the tight schedule the Shoremen were to face going into four back-to-back days of game play.

“At this point in the year teams tend to get excited and start looking forward to games in the future. I think its key for us to just focus on playing our game and not worry about the outside factors; just focus on one day and one game at a time and being a little bit better each day” Otto said.

They started their busy schedule on Sunday, traveling to Washington D.C. to take on the Gallaudet Bisons. In this game they ended up winning with a dominant score of 20-6.

In the first inning, the Shoremen started by going on an 8-0 run. They kept their lead throughout the entirety of the game.

Next, they came back on Monday to host the St. Mary’s Seahawks. In this game the lead was kept very tight; unfortunately, the Seahawks came out of this game with a score of 6-3.

 “From an individual standpoint going into this week’s games my approach was to trust that my coaches have prepared me, and the only thing left to do is execute.” said junior infielder C.J. Gilmer. “The team’s overall approach for this week’s games is to take care of the little things. We know we are a talented ball club, but the best team doesn’t always win in baseball. This week we will work as a team and execute the little things properly to make sure we come out on top.,”

However, on Tuesday, March 3 the Shoremen redeemed themselves by taking on Lancaster Bible College at home and winning with a score of 9-1. In the first inning, the Shoremen started off hot by scoring four runs and never let go of the lead for the duration of the game.

Lastly, the Shoremen took on ninth ranked Salisbury on Wednesday for their final home game before their spring break trip. The game was tight the entire time, as neither team took a big lead. Unfortunately, the Sea Gulls barely made it out of the game by winning 7-6. The scoring did not start until the third inning.

The Shoremen have an overall record of 3-3 and have not played a Centennial Conference opponent yet. The Shoremen then went on to compete in their spring break trip in Fort Pierce, Florida.

“We will be the most successful if we can stick to that plan and focus on playing the game, we are capable of. If everyone does their job to the best of their ability and has 100% focus on the current day’s goal, we will be successful, not only this week, but all season long,” said Otto.

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