Swarthmore sweeps McDaniel
Garnet plates 27 runs in doubleheader sweep
SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Miles Santo went 5-for-6 with two RBIs and five runs scored to lead Swarthmore to a doubleheader sweep of McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action on Saturday.
The Garnet (11-6, 3-0 CC) opened up a big led midway through the opener en route to a 16-5 win before tallying six in the fifth inning of game two to break open a 2-1 game and win, 11-6.
Brandon Kline (Myersville, Md./Middletown) added a three-hit, two-RBI, two-run performance in the nightcap for the Green Terror (4-7, 0-3 CC), who dropped its fourth straight game.
An RBI single from Ben Schneiderman and Mike Waterhouse sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second of game one led to two Garnet runs and jumpstarted a 12-run stretch over the next three innings.
Back-to-back walks and a hit batsman to lead off the third led to five runs, stretching the lead to 7-0.
A Ricky LaSota (Burtonsville, Md./Paint Branch) RBI single plated Chris Longo (Monroe, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury) in the top of the fourth but a two-out error in the bottom of the frame before a Waterhouse two-run double opened the gates for five more runs for a 12-1 lead.
The Green Terror pulled within 12-5 with a pair of two-run innings before Jimmy Gill roped a two-run single to center to key a four-run sixth that set the final margin.
Russell Coover (Schuylkill Haven, Pa./Blue Mountain) used a sacrifice fly to plate Kline, staking McDaniel to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first in game two.
A leadoff walk to Mike Waterhouse and a pair of wild pitches evened the game at 1-all.
Spencer Ross scored on a third Green Terror wild pitch in the fourth inning for a 2-1 lead before a Rory McTear two-run single capped a six-run fifth to open up an 8-1 Garnet advantage.
Swarthmore extended the lead to 12-1 before a Kline solo home run in the eighth and a four-run ninth inning set the final margin.
The Green Terror returns to action in the home opener against Dickinson on Sunday. Game time is 2 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game
McDaniel (4-6, 0-2 CC) 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 - 5 11 6
Swarthmore (10-6, 2-0 CC) 0 2 5 5 0 4 x - 16 19 4
Danny Snight, Tyler Oakes (4), Christian Wingate (5) and Ray Hart; Neil Majia, Sean Mangus (6). WP: Mejia (3-1). LP: Snight (4-4). S: none. SO-BB: Snight 3-2, Oakes 0-1, Wingate 1-1; Mejia 2-4, Mangus 0-0. 2B: Chris Longo (M), Mike Waterhouse (S), Anthony Montalbano (S).
Score by Inning – Game
McDaniel (4-7, 0-3 CC) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 - 6 8 1
Swarthmore (11-6, 3-0 CC) 1 0 0 1 6 2 1 0 x - 11 11 1
Brian Rosato, Mike Freeman (5), Joe Drzonsc (7), Gio Fricchione (8) and Chris Longo, Greg Povlow; Dylan Jensen, Ignacio Rodriguez (9) and Mike Waterhouse. WP: Jensen (2-1). LP: Rosato (0-3). S: Rodriguez (2). SO-BB: Rosato 2-5, Freeman 1-2, Drzonsc 1-0, Fricchione 0-0; Jensen 4-4, Rodriguez 0-0. 2B: Michael Cameron (S). HR: Brandon Kline (M).