Baseball swept by Washington & Jefferson
Josh Staniscia finished the day with two triples and three runs batted in to lead Washington & Jefferson College to a non-conference doubleheader sweep against Hamilton College in Winter Haven, Fla., on March 18.
Washington & Jefferson (4-1 overall) won 8-1 in the opener and took the nightcap, 11-4.
Hamilton (2-8) takes on Union College for another non-conference doubleheader in Auburndale, Fla., on March 20.
Dave Trushel went all seven innings for the winners in Game 1, striking out six and allowing just three hits. Scott Brady singled twice, scored two runs and drove in another. Aaron Klinec smashed an RBI double and scored a run, and Derek McIlvaine added a two-run single.
Tom Moriarty ’14 allowed just one hit in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief for the Continentals. Steve LaRochelle ’14, Nick Taylor ’15 and Thomas Merriman ’15 all singled, and Alex Pachella ’15 scored Hamilton’s run.
The Presidents scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning to take control. Brady and Klinec led off with back-to-back singles, and both scored on Staniscia’s triple. Ronny Peirish followed with an RBI single, and after a pair of hit batters, McIlvaine lined a two-run single to right field. Scott Liller capped the inning with a run-scoring single to right.
In Game 2, Kyle McLain singled twice and smacked an inside-the-park home run to left field for the Presidents. McLain finished with two RBI and three runs scored. Brady doubled and scored a run, and Peirish drove in two runs and scored twice. Randall Risch pitched a complete game and allowed two earned runs. Risch walked three batters and fanned four.
Joe Jensen ’15 paced the Continentals with two hits, including a double, and a run. Sam Fuentes ’13, Sam Choate ’12, Ben Goffin ’15 and Glenn de Marrais ’15 all singled. Goffin and Tyler Reinhold ’15 scored runs, and de Marrais and Fuentes each drove in a run.
Washington & Jefferson jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning. With one out, Klinec walked, stole second and scored on an RBI single by Peirish. After a Hamilton error, Brian Szabo doubled to bring home McLain, and Tyler Schultz capped the inning with an RBI single to center.
Jensen led off the bottom of the second inning with a double. After Reinhold and Pachella reached on errors, Fuentes singled home Pachella to pull Hamilton within 5-3. But that was as close as the Continentals could get, as the Presidents scored two runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to pull away.