Blue Jays Play to 11-11 Tie Against New Paltz
Score: #24 Johns Hopkins 11, SUNY New Paltz 11
Records: Johns Hopkins (0-1-1), SUNY New Paltz (0-2-1)
Location: Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium in Baltimore, MD
Time of Game: 3:12
Weather: 64 degrees, sunny
Pitchers of Record: None
How it Happened:
- Hopkins got on the scoreboard first, tallying three runs in the bottom of the second inning. The big blow in the inning was a 2-out, 2-RBI double from Conor Reynolds.
- New Paltz scored its first run in the top of the third on an RBI single from Anthony Pontano.
- The Jays answered with four more during their next trip to the plate. Tommy Mee had a 2-RBI double of his own to highlight the inning.
- After the Hawks got one run back, Hopkins extended its advantage to 10-2 following four innings. The three JHU runs in the bottom of the fourth came on Raul Shah’s three-run home run that landed well over the right field wall.
-With Hopkins winning 10-2 New Paltz rallied for six runs in the top of the sixth. The Jays got the first out of the inning but the Hawks put together a streak of four straight hits to start a wild inning that would see the visitors close the advantage to 10-8.
- New Paltz scored two runs in the seventh to tie the game and one more in the eighth to take its first lead of the game, 11-10. The go-ahead run cam when Nick DiPietro drew a bases loaded walk.
- Reynolds sent a blast over the left field wall to tie the game at 11 apiece in the bottom of the eighth.
- Both teams were held scoreless in the ninth before the umpires called the game due to darkness.
Other JHU Highlights:
- In the top of the second New Paltz had a runner at first with no outs. It looked like that runner would score on a deep double in the gap from Jake Williams, but Tommy Mee, Reynolds and Mitch Weaver had other ideas. Mee chased the ball down and fired it to Reynolds who threw a strike to Weaver to nail the runner at the plate.
- Ross Lazicky did not allow an earned run in his 2.1 innings of work out of the bullpen. Lazicky also struck out two batters.
-Shah’s bat wasn’t the only part of his game to wow the fans at Babb Field. The senior also made a great sliding catch in foul territory early in the game.
Hits: Reynolds, Shah, Weaver (2)
Runs: Shah (3)
RBI: Reynolds, Shah (3)
SB: Gordon (1)
Strikeouts: Sutor (3)
Hits: Williams (4)
Runs: DePietro, Laco, Frost (2)
RBI: Pantano (3)
SB: DePietro, Frost (1)
Strikeouts: Votypka (6)
What it Means:
- Sunday’s game was the fifth-ever meeting between the two programs, Hopkins’ series lead now sits at 3-1-1.
- The Blue Jays will go without a win in their first two games for the first time since 1987, when Hopkins dropped an opening day doubleheader to Yale.
- Hopkins has now played five games in the month of February and two of them ended in a tie.
Up Next: Hopkins returns to Babb Field tomorrow at 3:00pm against Alvernia. The Jays and Crusaders split a pair of games last season, but JHU will be looking for revenge from an 8-1 loss to Alvernia which ended its season at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional.