By Lauren Zedlar
Elm Staff Writer
On Saturday, March 6, Washington College visited St. Mary’s College of Maryland and swept them in a double-header to start off their 2021 season with a 2–0 record.
Game one was a high scoring game ending with a score of 11–7 for the Shoremen.
WC took the lead in the second inning with two runs, adding another in the third inning from seniors Dylan Nepert and Jack Kingman.
The St. Mary’s Seahawks tied up the game in the bottom half of the third.
Junior Ben Ruvo gained the lead back for the Shoremen with a two-run double that brought in freshman Danny Sheeler and Nepert.
The Seahawks matched the Shoremen again with two runs scored by a two-run double.
The Shoremen pulled ahead and ended the game in the top of the ninth after earning six runs. Sheeler hit a grandslam followed by two other runs scored by the Shoremen.
Game two against St. Mary’s ended in another victory for the Shormen at 9–2.
The Shoremen gained traction in the top of third by gaining the lead with four runs.
The Seahawks scored once in the bottom of the third and once more in the fourth after an error by the Shoremen.
The Shorement continued to score another four runs, finishing the game with a score of 9–2.
“The games were two team wins; we definitely didn’t play to the level we were capable of, but we were able to pull for each other and come away on top in both games,” junior captain Ryan Colbert said. “I’m excited to see where we can get when we’re clicking on all cylinders.”
On Sunday, March 7, the WC Shoremen traveled to Marymount University for another double-header.
The first game ended with a loss for the Shoremen with a final score of 8–1. The single run was scored by senior captain CJ Gilmer, after junior Joe Curtin hit an RBI single.
In the bottom of the third inning, Marymount had bases loaded off starting pitcher, junior Jonah Frankel. Marymount’s first baseman hit a grand slam to make the score 4–1.
Marymount then scored three more runs in the bottom of the fourth. The final run for Marymount was scored in the bottom of the sixth, ending the game at 8–1.
Later that evening, WC got the chance to face the Marymount Saints again for game two.
The Shoremen started the second game off with three runs scored in the top of the first. Curtin hit a triple to right field that drove in Gilmer for the first run. Then Kingman singled to score Curtain and later scored himself after a throwing error by Marymount.
The Shoremen continued this streak with three more runs in the top of the second inning.
Sheeler hit a ball to right field earning a double and driving in Ben Ruvo. Curtin then hit a double to score Sheeler and Gilmer.
Later, junior Max Ruvo made it on base with a single and then scored after an RBI groundout by Ben Ruvo making it 7–0 halfway through the third inning.
Marymount managed to get a run in the bottom of the third inning.
At the top of the fifth, the Shoremen scored their last run of the game when Sheeler earned another double driving in Colbert. Marymount managed to score two more runs but could not catch up to the Shoremen’s lead.
The game finished 8–3, making this the Shoremen’s third win of the weekend.
Their next double-header takes place at University of Mary Washington at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 13.
Featured Photo of senior captain CJ Gillmer. Photo by Mark Cooley.