Baseball Splits Double Headers against Messiah and Ursinus

Shane Shuma ‘22, Sports Writer 

The Dickinson Red Devils baseball team faced the Messiah College Falcons Thursday, March 28, in Grantham, Pa. Scoring started early as the Falcons were able to take the early lead on a double and single. That was all the scoring the Falcons did in the game, as the Devil’s pitching staff shutout them out the rest of the game. Starter Marcus Thompson ’20 went deep into the game, allowing one run in six innings and striking out six. Backed by fantastic pitching the Devils’ offense was able to put up many runs on the scoreboard. First, the Devils answered in the third inning, scoring a run after Max Brown ’19 brought teammate Brendan Pell ’21 with an RBI single. In the sixth inning the Devils loaded the bases, causing a run carousel as multiple batters were hit by pitches and batters were able to put the ball in play. Joey Volpe ’21 capped the inning by driving in Joe Pepe ’20 with an RBI double. In the top of the 8th the Devils exploded as they scored nine runs to end the scoring for the night. Ben Carter ’19 ended the game with three hits and three RBIs. Brown drove in 4 on a three-run homer.  

Saturday, March 30, the Devils hosted the Ursinus Bears for a double-header at MacPhail Field. The Bears took the first game of the set, but the Devils took the second after a dramatic comeback in the 9th inning. In the second game the offenses dominated. In the bottom of the ninth the score was 10-7 in favor of the Bears as the Devils took to the field for their last chance. After Pat Davis ’20 and Tom Ganaway ’22 scored on a pair of Ursinus errors and a base hit, the Devils loaded the bases. Max Matilsky ’20 hit a single to right center, scoring two runs for the walk-off win. The final score was 11-10 in the Devils’ favor. 

We wish the men luck as they will host Franklin & Marshall on Friday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. and hopefully keep the momentum of the final game against Ursinus going forward into future conference play.