Big Bats Key Devil Sweep of Ursinus

Big Bats Key Devil Sweep of Ursinus

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson baseball team tallied 12 hits in each game, sweeping a Centennial Conference double-header from visiting Ursinus College on Saturday. The Red Devils posted an 11-1 decision in the opener and claimed the nightcap, 10-2.

Ursinus manufactured a run in the first after Travis Kozak singled to start game one. An error, sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly put the Bears on the board with a 1-0 lead. That would prove to be all the run production from the Bears in the opener.

Dickinson pulled even in the second as Matt Primavera (Erdenheim, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) singled to lead-off the inning and scored on a bases loaded walk, drawn by Austin Sumners (W. Trenton, N.J./Pennington School).

The Red Devils tacked on three runs in the third behind a two-RBI single from Jonathan Chudacoff (Highland Park, Ill./Berkshire School) and a sacrifice squeeze bunt by Alex Jacobson (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) for a 4-1 advantage.

Jacobson drove in two more runs in the fifth inning as Dickinson pushed across six to lead 10-1. Senior Brian McCloud (Medfield, Mass./Medfield) added an RBI double and Ryan Dolan (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Germantown Academy) tallied a pinch-hit RBI as well.

Primavera was hit by a pitch and came around to score as Rick Hopkins (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J./Holy Spirit) doubled for the final of 11-1.

Jacobson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored while McCloud finished the game 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Chudacoff went 2-for-2 and Sumners went 2-for-3 with two RBIs as well.

Cristian Acosta (Santiago, Dominican Republic/Berkshire School) earned the win on the hill, going 4.1 innings and recording four strikeouts. Ryan Vasel (River Vale, N.J./Pascack Valley) and Reid Collins (West Hartford, Conn./Kingswood Oxford) came on in relief.

Ursinus again produced most of its offense in the first inning to start game two, scoring two runs with the help of an RBI double from Jay Farrell.

Sumners walked to lead-off game two for Dickinson and scored on a sacrifice fly from Primavera. Sumners singled in the third and scored on a double off the bat of Phil Werner (Potomac, Md./The Bullis School) to tie the game, 2-2.

The Devils had a big inning in the fourth, scoring six runs to take an 8-2 lead. Jacobson and McCloud highlighted the inning with back-to-back RBI triples. Jacobson walked and added another run on an RBI from first-year Max Brown (Annapolis, Md./McDonogh).

Sophomore Robbie Thompson (Camp Hill, Pa./Camp Hill) doubled to lead-off the eighth. He would come around to score as Hopkins skied a ball into the infield that eventually fell for a base-hit with two outs, allowing Thompson to make it home for the final run of the afternoon.

McCloud went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI in game two. Sumners went 3-for-4, scoring twice and driving in another. Thompson tallied a pair of hits and scored twice.

First-year Ben Woodard (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) went six innings, allowing just three hits while recording seven strikeouts. Garrett Kurtz (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) booked five strikeouts in three innings of relief.

The Red Devils improve to 17-13 on the season and 4-6 in the Centennial Conference. They are home again on Tuesday, hosting McDaniel College at 3:30 pm.

 

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