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JHU Splits Doubleheader with SJF to Open Season

Hopkins entered the game ranked 17th by the ABCA
Hopkins entered the game ranked 17th by the ABCA
Feb. 24, 2018

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 Lauren Dellipoali
By Lauren Dellipoali
Athletic Communications Assistant
• Score: JHU 7, St. John Fisher 1
• Records: JHU (1-0) o SJF (0-1)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Stromberg Stadium at Babb Field
• Pitching Decision: W - Josh Hejka (1-0), L - Kyle Chambers (0-1)
• The Short Story: A four-run sixth inning helped lead the Johns Hopkins baseball team to a 7-1 victory over St. John Fisher in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday.

How it Happened
• JHU got on the board first as Mike Eberle singled to left to score Brian Linton in the second inning.
• The Cardinals got even in the fourth against JHU starter Sean McCracken as Thomas Pasquale, who tripled earlier in the inning, was able to score on a single by Stephen Edgette, who would advance to second on an error. McCracken would strand Edgette, getting Vic Konstantinovsky to ground into a fielder's choice to end the inning.
• The Blue Jay offense came to life in the sixth as JHU recorded four runs on three hits. Chris DeGiacomo had the big hit of the inning as he cleared the bases with a bases-clearing triple to center to put Johns Hopkins ahead 4-1. Chris Festa added to the Hopkins lead with a double to left-center which scored DeGiacomo from third.
• JHU added two more runs in the seventh on a Nathan Davis double and an Eberle single.
Nick Burns retired the Cardinals in order in the bottom of the ninth as Hopkins took game one by a score of 7-1.

Inside the Box Score
• McCracken went five innings allowing just one run. He walked one and struck out five.
Josh Hejka earned the win for JHU going three framed allowing one hit, one walk while striking out five.
• Festa and Eberle led JHU with two hits apiece in game one as nine different players recorded a hit for the Blue Jays.

• Score: JHU - 4, SJF - 10
• Records: JHU (1-1) • SJF (1-1)
• Pitching Decision: W - Jake Hewitt (1-0), L - Alex Ross (0-1)
• The Short Story: A three-run fifth and a four-run fourth inning proved to be the difference in game two as St. John Fisher defeated the Johns Hopkins baseball team by a 10-4 score.

How it Happened
• The Cardinals got the JHU starter Alex Ross in the fifth as Allen Murphy took Ross deep to left to put SJF up 3-0. The visitors added a run earlier in the inning on an error.
• St. John Fisher got four more runs in the following inning with two-RBI hits from Jack Vivinetto and Scott Eisenmenger to make the score 7-0.
• The Blue Jays got on the board in the seventh as Zach Jaffe homered to right to score Festa and Tim Kutcher.
• SJF got those three runs back in the following inning to go up by a score of 10-3.
• JHU added another run in the eighth as DeGiacomo walked with the bases loaded, but that's all the scoring Hopkins would do for the remainder of the game as the Cardinals took game two by a score of 10-4.

Inside the Box Score
• Ross went five innings and struck out five batters.
• Jaffee and Alex Darwiche each had two hits in game two.

What it Means
• Hopkins is now 3-2 against the Cardinals. The two teams split last year's doubleheader to open the season last year as well. (Game 1: JHU 3-2 in 8; Game 2: SJF 5-2 in 7).
• Johns Hopkins is now 30-8-8 in its opening game of the season under head coach Bob Babb.

Up Next
• The Blue Jays return to the diamond on Tuesday, February 27 as JHU will welcome Gwynedd-Mercy to Babb Field for a 3 pm contest.

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