Chestertown, Md. - The Washington (Md.) College baseball team notched two wins over St. Mary's College of Maryland Sunday afternoon in a non-conference doubleheader as the Shoremen posted wins of 6-5 and 11-8. The Seahawks return to action Wednesday, April 29 as St. Mary's hosts Randolph-Macon College in the 2009 season finale at 4:00 at the Hawk's Nest.
Washington (16-17) boasted a 6-2 lead after four innings of play as the Shoremen scored four in the third and two in the fourth.
The Seahawks (15-22) tallied three runs in the fifth to come within one following a sac fly by senior Blake Beaudoin (Damascus, Md./Damascus) and junior Jacen Killebrew's (La Plata, Md./La Plata) two-out, two-run triple. Sophomore relief pitcher Paul McMannis (Arbutus, Md.) struck out junior Justin Rabon (Charlotte Hall, Md./La Plata) to end the inning.
In the seventh, McMannis retired the first two batters in order before giving up a triple to junior Lyle Kralle (Great Mills, Md./Great Mills). McMannis sealed the win by striking out Killebrew.
Senior starter Greg Perret (Morris Plains, N.J.) picked up the win as Perret (3-1) pitched 4.0 innings with five runs on seven walks and six hits. McMannis recorded his first save of the season with 3.0 scoreless innings, fanning six and scattering just two hits.
Sophomore RHP Adam Shenk (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) suffered the loss as Shenk (1-1) gave up six runs (three unearned) on six hits in 3.1 innings. Killebrew and Kralle each had two hits for SMCM.
After the Shoremen scored the first run of the nightcap in the first for an early 1-0 lead, St. Mary's dominated the second inning with seven runs on five hits and two walks. Sophomores Mark Dattilio (Hagerstown, Md./N. Hagerstown) and Brad Shepherd (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) each drove in two runs as Dattilio had a two-run single and Shepherd connected for a two-run double.
Washington responded with six of its own in the bottom of the second to knot the game at 7-all. The Seahawks then took an 8-7 lead in the sixth inning as sophomore Matt Baden (Sunderland, Md./Huntingtown) score an unearned run following a throwing error by the pitcher.
St. Mary's one-run lead was short-lived as freshman Ben Jardot's (McLean, Va.) RBI single tied the game once again at 8-8 in the bottom of the sixth. The Shoremen added three more in the sixth as senior Joe Coveney (Madison, N.J.) jacked a three-run homer.
Junior RHP Chris Keiper (Toms River, N.J.) registered the win as Keiper (2-2) pitched 2.0 innings of relief with one unearned run on two hits, while fanning five.
Freshman Matt Siciliano (Ardmore, Pa./Lower Merion) dropped to 0-6 on the season as Siciliano gave up four runs on five hits in 4.0 innings of relief, sitting down five with two walks. Sophomore Ian Simpson-Shelton (Upper Marlboro, Md./DeMatha) led the visitors at the plate with a 3-for-5 effort.