Clutch Hitting Leads Hopkins Past #26 McDaniel, 15-4
Score: Johns Hopkins 15, #26 McDaniel 4
Records: Johns Hopkins (19-9-1, 6-2 CC), McDaniel (22-6, 3-5 CC)
Location: Preston Field; Westminster, MD
Time of Game: 3:10
Weather: 63 degrees, sunny
Pitchers of Record: W- Carter Burns (4-2)
L- Ben Van Put (2-2)
The Short Story: Johns Hopkins extended its season-best winning streak to seven games Friday when it defeated #26 McDaniel 15-4. The story of the game was clutch hitting as the Green Terror left 14 on base while Hopkins scored six runs with two outs in the second inning alone. The JHU offense exploded for 16 hits to give starting pitcher Carter Burns plenty of run support. Daniel Albert led the Blue Jays offensively with three hits and three RBIs. Mitch Weaver hit his Centennial Conference best seventh home run of the season in the win.
Hits: Albert (3)
Runs: Shah, Conlon (3)
RBI: Reynolds, Albert, Weaver (3)
Strikeouts: C. Burns (6)
Hits: Sivo, Windisch, Valori (2)
Runs: Four with (1)
RBI: Morris (2)
Strikeouts: Van Put, Mays, Wright (2)
- Hopkins improved to 43-5 in its last 48 against McDaniel.
- The Jays scored double-digit runs for the ninth time this season and fourth time in their last five
- Seven different Blue Jays recorded multi-hit games in the win.
- Carter Burns won his 20th career game as a Blue Jay, he joined fellow pitcher Jake Enterlin in the 20-win club. Enterlin reached the milestone in Tuesday’s win against McDaniel.
- The top five hitters in the Hopkins lineup were a combined 9-for-17 with eight runs scored and 13 RBIs.
- Josh Hejka, Andrew Zigmont and Nick Bodner each threw a scoreless inning out of the bullpen.
- Raul Shah now has 16 multi-hit games in 29 games played.
- Hopkins improved to 14-0 when leading after five innings.
Zigmont’s Take: “It felt great to get back on the mound and contribute after getting injured in Florida. Our bullpen has had a great year thus far, even though most of the guys are freshmen and sophomores. As the only two seniors in the bullpen Ross (Lazicky) and I proud of the way the young guys have stepped up. The bullpen is only a small part to our team’s recent success though, everyone has been playing well of late and we need to keep it going.” –Senior reliever Andrew Zigmont
Up Next: Hopkins will look to keep their winning streak in tact tomorrow when it hosts Swarthmore for a doubleheader on Babb Field. First pitch for game one against the Garnet is slated for 12:30pm.