Windisch has three hits

Marty Windisch  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Marty Windisch 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Johns Hopkins, ranked fifth in the latest poll, plated eight runs between the sixth and eighth innings to break open a 3-1 game and defeat McDaniel 11-2 in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action on Tuesday.

Marty Windisch (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) led the Green Terror (15-10, 4-3 CC) with three hits.

Jeff Lynch paced the Blue Jays (23-2, 7-0 CC) in their 16th straight win with a 5-for-5 day, including three doubles with four RBIs, while Ryan Zakszeski went 4-for-4 with three batted in.

Lynch led off the second inning with a double before scoring on a two-out error that allowed Richie Carbone to reach base. After Carbone stole second, Zakszeski singled to right to make it a 2-0 game.

A leadoff walk to Christopher Casey in the third and singles from Kyle Neverman and Lynch stretched the advantage to 3-0 an inning later.

Cameron Bahr (Southampton, N.J./Seneca) was hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the fourth before Marshall Betts (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) beat out a high chopper up the third-base line.

After a Joe Fiore (Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Beach) sacrifice, Bahr scored on a Jonathan McKinney (Jonestown, Pa./Northern Lebanon) RBI groundout to cut the deficit to 3-1.

A Lynch double and back-to-back singles from Mike Denlinger and Chris Wilhelm stretched the lead to 4-1 in the sixth before a Carbone sacrifice and Zakszeski two-run double pushed the advantage to 6-1.

Doubles from Neverman and Lynch around a Colin McCarthy walk stretched the lead to 8-1 in the seventh.

The Blue Jays tacked on three runs on four singles in the eighth for an 11-1 lead.

Bahr led off the bottom of the frame with a double to the gap before taking third on a Brad Hampton (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson) pinch-hit single and scoring on a Sean Sivo (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) single.

McDaniel concludes the home-and-home series with Johns Hopkins in Baltimore on Friday. Game time is 3:30 p.m.