Baseball Sweeps Bison

Chris Devine
Chris Devine

FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College baseball team took two games from visiting Gallaudet, winning 11-7 and 8-0. 

Dylan Johnson went 5 for 8 on the day, while Cam Esposito was 4 for 7 with a double and three stolen bases. 

In game two, Brad Sawyer, Paul Jackson and Riley Fitzgerald combined on a two-hit shutout. In game one, Chris Devine through 4.1 innings of one-hit relief for the win. 

HOOD 11, GALLAUDET 7

  • Gallaudet used a six-run second inning to take a 7-3 lead, but the Blazers came back with eight unanswered runs to pick up the win. 
  • RBI singles by Johnson and Brooks Warrenfeltz and a bases loaded walk by Wayne Baldwin in the first gave Hood a 3-1 lead. 
  • The Bison responded, however, with a six-run second to take the lead. Austin Silva-Wynne started the rally with a two-run double to tie the game. It was one of three doubles in the inning for Gallaudet. 
  • Hood began to chip away in the bottom of the inning with three runs. Quinn Fulton walked and later scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-4. A two-run single by Josh Greenberg pulled the Blazers within a run. 
  • A botched pickoff play in the fifth allowed Drake Friend to score and tied the game at 7-7. Esposito followed with a run-scoring double to give Hood the lead. 
  • Friend was at the heart of the three-run sixth that allowed Hood to pull away. He drove in two runs with a single and later scored on an error on another failed pickoff. 
  • Devine was stellar in relief, allowing just one hit and striking out three in 4.1 innings of work.
  • Johnson went 3 for 4. Esposito and Nathan Kessler had two hits apiece. Hood walked 13 times in the game, including twice each by Patterson, Greenberg, Daniel Shepherd, Fulton and Josh Gall
  • Dylan Hayes took the loss for Gallaudet.  
  • Cameron Upton had two hits for the Bison. 

HOOD 8, GALLAUDET 0

  • A five-run first for the Blazers was more than enough breathing room for Hood's pitching staff. 
  • Sawyer started and picked up the win with five innings of two-hit ball. Jackson and Fitzgerald each pitched a perfect inning of relief. 
  • In the first inning, Esposito reached on an error and scored on a double by Patterson. Johnson drove in Patterson and an error let Greenberg score to make it 3-0. Friend hit a two-run double to left for a five-run lead. 
  • A sacrifice fly by Greenberg in the second inning put Hood in front 6-0. Patterson knocked in a run in the fourth and another RBI single by Johnson finished the scoring in the sixth. 
  • Esposito, Patterson and Johnson each had two hits. 
  • Frank Diaz took the loss, allowing eight runs in six innings. 

Up Next

Hood travels to East. Mennonite on Wednesday, April 12. 

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