#4 Salisbury Sinks Hopkins with Four-Run Eighth
Score: #4 Salisbury 9, #24 Johns Hopkins 5
Records: Salisbury (4-2) Johns Hopkins (1-2-1)
Location: Salisbury University Baseball Field; Salisbury, MD
Time of Game: 2:37
Weather: 39 degrees
Pitchers of Record: W- Connor Reeves (1-0)
L- Nick Bodner (0-1)
How it Happened:
-Kyle Goodwin scored the first two runs of the game for Salisbury, making his way around the bases in the first and third innings.
- Hopkins tied the game in the top of the sixth inning on a two-run double from Raul Shah. The Jays then scored two more runs in the inning to take a 4-2 lead.
- The JHU lead was short-lived as the Sea Gulls struck for three runs in the home half of the sixth to retake the lead, 5-4. The big blow in the inning was a pinch-hit triple off the bat of Brad Keith.
- Ryan Orgielewicz hit a home run in the top of the eighth to tie the game for the Blue Jays. It was the second home run in as many games for the junior.
- Salisbury scored four runs on just one hit in the bottom of the eighth to win the game 9-5. Hopkins made two errors and walked a pair of Sea Gulls in the inning.
Other JHU Highlights:
- Carter Burns, who made his second start of the season on the mound, struck out four straight batters in the third and fourth innings.
- The Jays turned a 4-6-3 double play in the bottom of the fifth to get out of trouble and keep their deficit at just two runs. The momentum from the great defensive play carried over into the top of the sixth when Hopkins scored four runs.
- Ross Lazicky made his second appearance out of the bullpen this season. The senior threw just four pitches and got the only batter he faced to fly out and end the seventh inning.
Hits: Orgielewicz, Shah (2)
Runs: Albert, Orgielewicz (2)
RBI: Shah (2)
Strikeouts: C. Burns (5)
Hits: Goodwin (3)
Runs: Goodwin (3)
RBI: Goodwin (2)
SB: Lipman, Barry (1)
Strikeouts: Shockley (3)
- Salisbury improved to 14-9 all-time vs. Johns Hopkins and has now won the last six meetings.
- The last time the Jays played a top-five team it was also Salisbury. The Sea Gulls defeated Hopkins, 11-4, last May in Baltimore.
- Carter Burns now has 174 career strikeouts, the 10th most in program history.
Up Next: Hopkins’ challenging early-season schedule continues this weekend when the Blue Jays host defending NCAA champions and top-ranked Cortland St. Game one of the two-game series is scheduled for Saturday at 1pm, with game two slated for the same time on Sunday.