Baseball seeded third for Conference Tournament as softball finishes regular season with close record

By Jordan Fairchild
Elm Staff Writer

The Washington College baseball team played a double-header at home against Centennial Conference opponent Dickinson College on Saturday, April 30, for their final regular season games. The Shoremen honored 19 seniors after the first game.

The seniors included Henry Butterfield III, JJ Thrush, Jack Kingman, CJ Gillmer, Brandon Hoffman, Ben Ruvo, Joe Curtin, Ryan Colbert, Ethan Osgood, Michael Roseman, Chris Baker, Max Ruvo, Jonah Frankel, Mike Smith, Alex Bendzlowicz, Ethan Kile, Trevor Frederick, Colin Brown, Ryan Mostoller, and Nick Brauer.

The first game was a win for the Shoremen, shutting out the Red Devils, 6–0.

At the bottom of the third inning, the Shoremen scored four runs off of five hits. These runs went unanswered by the Red Devils, and at the bottom of the fourth inning, the Shoremen scored another two runs to cap the score at 6–0.

Freshman pitcher Joe Morrissey pitched a complete-game shutout, his second of the season. He threw 118 pitches and had 79 strikes. He was also named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game.

Freshman Mike Bukowski went two-for-three and scored two runs during the game. Senior CJ Gillmer and freshman Noah Iseman went two-for-three and two-for-four, respectively, and each scored a run during the game.

The second game saw a win for the Red Devils, 15–3.

Within the first two innings, the Red Devils scored five runs. The only score by the Shoremen came from Baker at the bottom of the first inning.

The Red Devils had a 6–1 lead at the top of the eighth inning. At the bottom of the same inning, sophomore Logan Yi and freshman Kyle Avellino scored two runs for the Shoremen, but the Red Devils went on to score nine runs to close out the game, 15–3.

Freshman catcher Nick Miller was named the Goose Nation TV Player of the Game. He went two-for-four with a double. These were also his first career-hits.

Morrissey’s performance during the regular season put him as the leader in strikeouts with 95, inning pitched with 69, complete games at two, and shutouts with two. He tied for first in wins with seven.

With a win against the Red Devils on Saturday, the Shoremen are going on to compete in the Centennial Conference Tournament, their first tournament berth since 2012. They are the third seed and will travel to Franklin & Marshall College, the second seed, on Thursday, May 12, for the first round of the Tournament. The game will commence at 3 p.m.

The Shoremen currently have a 24–15 overall record with a final Conference record of 10–8.

The WC softball team traveled to Allentown, Pa. to challenge Conference opponent Muhlenberg College in their final double-header of the 2022 season.

The Mules took the first game against the Shorewomen.

The Mules scored first in the bottom of the third. The Shorewomen came close to tying the score at the top of the fifth inning, but were stopped by a play from the Mules to earn a third out. At the bottom of the fifth inning, the Mules scored two runs to cap off the score at 3–0.

The second game also resulted in a win for the Mules, 5-0.

The Mules scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning. The score was 1-0 until the bottom of the sixth, where the Mules scored four runs, securing a victory over the Shorewomen.

The Shorewomen finished their season with a 16-19 overall record, 8-8 in Conference play.

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