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Enterlin, Ross Shut Down #26 McDaniel in 2-1 Win

Alex Ross became the first Blue Jay with more than three saves in a season in more than a decade.
April 12, 2016

Box Score

Game Information
Score:  Johns Hopkins 2, #26 McDaniel 1
Records: Johns Hopkins (18-9-1, 5-2 CC), McDaniel (22-5, 3-4 CC)
Location: Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium; Baltimore, MD
Time of Game: 2:25
Weather: 63 degrees, sunny
Attendance:  85
Pitchers of Record: W- Jake Enterlin (5-0)
                                L- Marty Windisch (6-2)
                                S- Alex Ross (4)

The Short Story: McDaniel came into Tuesday averaging more than 12 hits and nine runs per game, but the Johns Hopkins duo of Jake Enterlin and Alex Ross shut the Green Terror offense down, limiting them to just four hits in a 2-1 win. The victory was the sixth consecutive for Hopkins, which was led on offense by Raul Shah who had a pair of RBI singles in the win. Shah’s first inning base knock was his 100th career hit.

Enterlin went seven innings to earn his fifth win of the season in just five starts. The senior captain allowed only three hits and one unearned run, while striking out six. He handed the ball to Ross for the eighth and ninth innings and the sophomore was brilliant as well, facing just seven batters and earning his fourth save of the season. Mitch Weaver threw out a pair of McDaniel baserunners and Ross picked off another late in the game.

Team Leaders:
Johns Hopkins:
Hits:  Reynolds, Shah, Mee (2)
Runs: Reynolds (2)
RBI: Shah (2
SB: Reynolds (1)
Strikeouts:  Enterlin (6)
Hits: Four with (1)
Runs: Bahr (1)
RBI: none
SB: none
Strikeouts: Windisch (6)

The Facts:
- Hopkins improved to 42-5 in its last 47 against McDaniel. The Jays have not lost to the Green
Terror in Baltimore since 2001.
- Ross’ save was the team’s 10th, the most for a JHU ballclub since they recorded 11 in 2004. It was also Ross’ 4th save of the season, which is the most since Sven Stafford tallied eight in 2004.
- Shah joined teammate Conor Reynolds as the only current Blue Jays with at least 100 hits.
- Reynolds made his 86th consecutive appearance for the Jays.
- Enterlin’s six K’s give him 185 for his career, the eighth most in Johns Hopkins history.
- Weaver has thrown out seven of 18 (38.9%) runners trying to steal this season.
Ross’ Take:  “There’s always pressure when you follow a great outing by a starter like Jake had today, but I feel like I have enough confidence in myself that there’s no need to worry. We don’t have a definitive closer, but everyone in the back end of the bullpen has done a great job of doing what we are supposed to when our coaches call on us. I think we’ve finally hit our stride as a team and we know we are one of the top teams in the Centennial Conference, so it’s good to start playing like it.” –Alex Ross



Up Next: The Blue Jays will look to extend their win streak to a season-high seven games Friday when they travel to Westminster to complete the home-and-home series against McDaniel. First pitch is slated for 3:30pm.