CHESTERTOWN, Md. - The Hood College baseball team spoiled the perfect start to Washington College's season with a 5-2 victory in non-conference play.
The Shoremen had won their first 14 games of the season.
Inside the Box Score
- Daniel Shepherd finished a home run short of the cycle, going 3 for 5 with a double and a triple. He stole a base.
- Andrew Wenner and James DeProspero each had two hits and two runs batted in.
- Brad Sawyer doubled and walked.
- Chris Devine picked up the win in relief. He allowed an unearned run in 2.1 innings of work. He struck out three and allowed three hits and a walk.
- Ryan D'Allesandro started and allowed one run on five hits in the first four innings. Jahlin Jean-Baptiste and Des Grimes turned in hitless relief after Devine and Jake Howell locked down his third save of the season.
How it Happened
- Nathan Kessler led off the game with a single, stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch. He scored on a base hit by Wenner for a 1-0 lead.
- Hood scored twice in the second inning. Trent Copenhaver singled and Sawyer followed with a double. After DeProspero drove in Copenhaver with a groundout, Sawyer came home on a passed ball for a 3-0 lead.
- Washington got one run back in the bottom of the inning when Chris Kramedas singled in Joe Otto. The Shoremen sent a second runner home on the play but Wenner gunned him down at the plate.
- Shepherd started the third with a triple and scored on an infield hit by Wenner to make it 4-1.
- Neither team scored again until the bottom of the seventh. Ryan Colbert reached on an error and scored on a triple by Kramedas to make it a two-run game.
- An RBI single by DeProspero stretched the lead back to three runs in the top of the eighth.
- Grimes pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning before walking Dylan Nepert to start the ninth. Howell came in and forced a fly out and a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.
- Hood improved to 9-5 on the year.
- The Shoremen are coached by former Hood head coach Cory Beddick.
- Kramedas had two hits, two RBIs and a walk.
- Jonah Frankel took the loss. He pitched six innings and allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out six.
The Blazers return to conference play on Saturday, March 23 when they host Messiah for a doubleheader at noon.