Challenging double-header games take baseball and softball teams by storm

By Jordan Fairchild
Elm Staff Writer

The Athey Park saw the Washington College baseball team compete in a double-header on Saturday, March 26. The Shoremen faced the Widener University Pride. These were not Centennial Conference matches.

In the first game, the Shoremen pushed ahead in the bottom of the first inning with five runs opposed to the Pride, who scored once in the top of the first.

Freshmen Cael Magill and Erik Risnychok scored first on a crazy pitch, followed by sophomore Danny Sheeler scoring off a single from senior Jackson Kingman.

Kingman found the home plate after another single, hit by senior CJ Gillmer. Senior Brandon Hoffman helped Gillmer home as well to cap their five-point run.

The Pride retaliated with four points in the top of the third, tying the game at 5–5. Both teams scored once in the fourth inning, but the Shoremen gained the lead again in the bottom of the fifth with three runs. Sheeler, Gillmer, and senior Joe Curtin were batted to home.

The Shoremen went on to score another run and solidified their victory in the bottom of the seventh. Curtin kicked things off, with Kingman scoring after on a single. Magill doubled to allow senior Mike Bukowski to touch home and set up senior Henry Butterfield to score himself and Risnychok on another double.

The first game ended at 14–9, Shoremen.

During the second game, the Pride pulled ahead by four points in the top of the fourth while the Shoremen were only able to get one point on the board.

The Shoremen earned four runs in the bottom of the second to steal the lead, but the Pride responded with a five-point run in the top of the fourth. They carried this lead until the end of the  competition.

The Pride won the second game, 14–13.

After the double-header, the Shoremen’s overall record stands at 14–7. They will begin Conference play on Saturday, April 2, against Swarthmore College for a double-header in Swarthmore, Pa. at noon.

The WC softball team versed the non-Conference Catholic University Cardinals for a double-header on Saturday, March 26.

The Shorewomen were the first to score in the top of the third inning. Sophomore Lexi Barnhart singled to run sophomore Hannah Solge to home from third plate. In the top of the fourth, freshmen Chloe Trefz singled Alexa Draper to score their second and final point of the game.

The Cardinals dominated the remaining innings, winning 8–2 over the Shorewomen.

In game two against the Cardinals, the Shoremen were first on the board again. Senior Alyssa Vieira scored off of a triple from freshman Lilly Cook, but this was the only run the Shorewomen would achieve for the remainder of the competition. The Cardinals scored their points in the bottom of the third, fourth, and sixth innings.

The Shorewomen lost, 8–1. Their overall record fell to 5–8. On Saturday, April 2, the Shorewomen will host the Dickinson College Devils for a double-header as their Conference-opener, beginning at 1 p.m. on the WC Softball Field.

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