Shoremen baseball records six wins in games over spring break 

By Jack Poleto 

Sports Editor 

The Shoremen went to Fort Pierce, Fla. over spring break to play several out-of-conference games. 

The first game was against Kenyon College, where the team triumphed with 11 runs to Kenyon’s two. The Shoremen started out dominant with four runs in the first two innings. The team put up another six runs in the fourth inning alone and their final run came in the sixth inning. 

The Shoremen’s next game was against Earlham College, but it was postponed so they went on to their doubleheader against the Marywood College Pacers. 

The men’s baseball team emerged victorious with four runs to Marywood’s three. Their first two came in the second inning and the next two in the fourth and fifth innings.  

The second game against Marywood was the Shoremen’s only loss of the week. Through seven innings, the team put up three runs while the Pacers scored five runs.  

On March 17, the Shoremen played their next doubleheader against the Fransiscan University Barons. 

The Shoremen blew out the Barons in a 13-3 win. The first two runs came from a home run hit by sophomore Noah Iseman who drove in sophomore Erik Risynchok. The team scored once in the second inning and six times in the fourth inning. The final four runs came in the sixth inning, bringing the Shoremen to their highest score of the week. 

The second game was closer, but the Shoremen still held a confident win. Fransiscan posted four runs this time while Washington College only had nine runs. They only posted one run in the first inning and another in the second.  

As the team went into the fifth inning, sophomore Scooter Sanfilippo sent a deep drive to left field, recording the game’s only homer, to send freshman Elias Philiposian and junior Logan Yi to score. The Shoremen’s last run in the inning came from an error by the Barons bringing the score to 7-1 and the final two runs came in the sixth and seventh innings. 

The Shoremen’s final games of the week were a doubleheader against the Lasell University Boomers, where they posted two more wins. 

In the first game, WC beat out the Boomers 9-3 where freshman Drew Kinsey hammered a stand-alone home run in the fifth inning. Freshman pitcher Ashton Mehler let up one run with batters faced during his six-inning pitching stint. 

Their final game was another dominant win over the Boomers with a final score of 6-1. Junior Cole McGee drove three runners home with the only home run of the game, making the score 4-0 at the end of the first inning. 

The Shoremen face the second ranked Salisbury University Seagulls on March 23 in a home game and Centennial Conference play starts with a doubleheader away against Dickinson College on April 1. 

Photo by Grace Hazlehurst 

Photo Caption: Junior pitcher Izaiah Santiago pitching at a Shoremen baseball home game. 

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