Johns Hopkins Comes From Behind to Win Fifth Straight
Score: Johns Hopkins 10, Widener 7
Records: Johns Hopkins (17-9-1), Widener (15-12)
Location: Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium; Baltimore, MD
Time of Game: 2:51
Weather: 70 degrees, sunny
Pitchers of Record: W- Ross Lazicky (3-0)
L- Donovan Davis (2-2)
S- Alex Ross (3)
The Short Story: Johns Hopkins won its fifth straight game Monday, defeating visiting Widener 10-7 on Babb Field. The Blue Jays trailed 6-4 heading into the home half of the seventh when they struck for three runs to take the lead. Hopkins scored three more in the eighth to add insurance to its lead. Ross Lazicky and Alex Ross pitched well out of the Blue Jays bullpen combining to allow just one run in 2.2 innings.
Ryan Orgielewicz led the way offensively for Hopkins, finishing 3-for-3 with a single, double and a triple. The junior had a chance to complete the cycle in the bottom of the eighth when he hit a sacrifice fly that was caught the wall. Mike Smith, Raul Shah and Tommy Mee all finished 2-for-4 at the plate, and Mee and Brian Lin each hit home runs in the victory.
Hits: Orgielewicz (3)
Runs: Mee, Lin, Orgielewicz (2)
RBI: Smith (2)
SB: Lin (1)
Strikeouts: Lazicky (2)
Hits: Bartnett (4)
Runs: McDonough (3)
RBI: Four with (1)
SB: McDonough, Healey, Taylor (1)
Strikeouts: Dougherty (5)
- In addition to its five game win streak, Hopkins also improved to 16-4 in its last 20 games.
- Ross’ save was his third, a team-best. It is the most in a season for a Blue Jay pitcher since Zach
Augustine and Thomas Harper each had three saves in 2014.
- The nine saves for the team are the most since 2012, when they also had nine.
- The Blue Jays have committed just one error in their last three games.
- Shah’s multi-hit game was his 14th of the season. The senior has hits in nine straight games and
improved his batting average to .398.
- Mee’s home run was his third of the season, a new career high.
- Hopkins is now 16-4 when Conor Reynolds hits in the leadoff spot.
- JHU has recorded double-digit hits in each game during its five-game winning streak.
Orgielewicz’s Take: “The back-and forth part of today’s game was the toughest test we’ve felt in a while and we were able to keep our composure and get the win. Coach Cox made a tweak in my stance and it worked today, I’m feeling more confident at the plate and happy to help our team win. We’re excited to have another game tomorrow against a good McDaniel team and we need to keep this momentum going.” –Junior Ryan Orgielewicz
Up Next: Hopkins returns to Babb Field tomorrow when it hosts McDaniel in the first leg of a Centennial Conference home-and-home series. The squads will also play Friday in Westminster, MD.