Red Devils Suffer Centennial Setbacks

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Mitch Helmandollar ’15 had a 3 RBI night in an 11-4 victory against Franklin and Marshall College.

Mitch Helmandollar ’15 had a 3 RBI night in an 11-4 victory against Franklin and Marshall College.

 

The baseball team battled through a tough week. The Green Terror of McDaniel beat the Red Devils 6-3 on the road and 7-5 at home on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. Dickinson split a home double header against the Diplomats of Franklin and Marshall, losing the first game 7-1, but rebounding with an 11-4 victory in the second leg. In a non-conference game on Monday, April 21, Dickinson fell to Penn St.-Harrisburg 6-3.

Following this week’s action, the Red Devils stand at 19-11, with a conference record of 5-8. In this upcoming week they will look to rebound with 5 more conference games before their season comes to an end.

The week began with a bout against McDaniel College (13-14,7-5) on Wednesday at home. The story of the game for the Devils was runners left on base. Both McDaniel and Dickinson had 9 hits on the game, but the Red Devils left 7 runners on base. Dickinson opened up the scoring in the bottom of the third inning as Hank Sanders ’14 singled home two runners. Both teams added runs in the fourth inning, with the Red Devils scoring off a Benn Parker ’15 RBI single.

The Green Terror would take control of the game in the top of the sixth frame, with a 2 RBI double followed by a 2 RBI single. McDaniel would go on to add an insurance run in the top of the sixth with a solo shot. Garret Kurtz ’16 threw 5.2 innings, surrendering 8 hits and 5 earned runs, striking out 6 batters. Matt Cowell pitched well in relief wtih 3 strikeouts over 3.1 innings.

On Friday the Red Devils travelled to McDaniel, who jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first. McDaniel would add four more runs in the top of the second. Dickinson tried to claw back in the top of the second, as a ground out from Phil Werner ’17 scored Joe Tursi ’14. Dickinson continued the comeback in the top of the fourth frame, scoring four runs off of two RBI from Brian McCloud ’16 and an RBI from Ryan Dolan ’17. The Red Devils trimmed the deficit to two, but were unable to chip away anymore, as the Green Terror held tough for the rest of the game.

The following day, Dickinson would host F&M for another Centennial Conference clash. The Diplomats opened up the scoring in the top of the third inning, scoring three runs, including two on a double. After the lead was extended to four in the top of the sixth, Dickinson added their lone run of the game in the bottom of the second frame, as Steven Haynes ’15 drove in Conor Foote ’14 with an RBI groundout. With three more runs in the top of the ninth the Diplomats would secure the win, as the game ended 7-1.

The second leg of the double header provided much more promise for Dickinson. In the bottom of the second frame the Red Devils opened up the scoring with three runs on four hits, with RBIs from Jake Band ’17, Dolan and McCloud. The Red Devils would go on to coast to an 11-4 victory, highlighted by a 3 RBI night from Mitch Helmandollar ’15. Harley Moore threw 6.2 innings, allowing one earned run and fanning 8 batters.

The Red Devils will look to finish the regular season strong with affairs against Muhlenburg, Washington College and Johns Hopkins in the upcoming week.

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