Bodner, Reynolds Lead Blue Jays Past Diplomats, 10-1
LANCASTER, PA –
• Score: No. 8 Johns Hopkins 6, Franklin & Marshall 1
• Records: JHU (24-6, 9-1 CC), F&M (17-13-1, 5-5-1 CC)
• Location: Lancaster, PA · Caplan Field
• First Pitch: 3:30 p.m.
• Weather: warm, sunny
• Attendance: 86
• Pitchers of Record: W – Nick Bodner (4-0)
L – Ackerman (1-2)
The Short Story
• Senior Conor Reynolds homered and hit two doubles as the Johns Hopkins baseball team topped Franklin & Marshall, 10-1, Tuesday. Eight different Blue Jays recorded a hit in the win and the JHU pitchers limited the Diplomats to six hits. Starting pitcher Nick Bodner struck out a game-high four batters in 5.0 innings pitched.
• After going three up, three down in each of the first two innings, the Blue Jay batters came alive in the top of the third inning. Trailing 1-0, Joe Conlon hit a leadoff single and
Jon Hayden advanced him to third with a single through the right side. Tommy Mee sent up a sacrifice fly to center field, sending Conlon home for the game-tying run. Hopkins took the lead as Conor Reynolds hit a two RBI homer over the left field fence. The Blue Jays added to their lead in the fifth inning. With two outs, Mee hit a single to the shortstop before Reynolds hit a ground-rule double. With Mee on third and Reynolds on second, Brian Lin singled through the middle to send the two home, extending JHU’s lead to 5-1.
• Ryan Orgielewicz hit a leadoff home run after a pair of pop ups in his first two at-bats for the lone Blue Jay run in the sixth inning. Hopkins tacked on three runs in the top of the seventh. Reynolds and Lin each reached base as they were hit by Bateman pitches. The two each advanced a base on a wild pitch before Mike Smith hit an RBI single to right field. Another wild pitch from Bateman allowed Lin to cross home and Smith to advance to second. Orgielewicz worked a walk before F&M’s Elmer came in relief for Bateman and walked Mike Eberle to load the bases. Conlon hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Smith for the 9-1 Hopkins lead.
• JHU scored its final run in the eighth inning. Reynolds doubled down the left field line and back-to-back walks by Chris Festa and Smith loaded the bases. The Diplomats sent Pesantez to the mound to take over for Bengel. Pinch hitter Pete Manny sent up a sacrifice fly to center field to allow Reynolds to cross home for the fourth time in the game, extending the Blue Jays’ lead to 10-1.
• Blue Jay starter Bodner limited the Diplomat offense. After retiring the first three batters with a line out to Smith and two strikeouts, Bodner gave up a home run to Vincent before retiring eight straight batters. The Diplomats went three up, three down in the fifth inning, the final complete inning for the junior pitcher.
• Sean McCracken pitched three innings for the Blue Jays, taking over with two on and no outs in the sixth inning. The sophomore surrendered just two hits and struck out three before Cameron Mineo pitched the final inning for the Blue Jays. Mineo struck out the first Diplomat he faced before walking Kawahara. Pinch hitter Lammers grounded into a double play by Hopkins to close out the game with the score of 10-1.
Today’s Team Leaders
Hits: Reynolds (3)
Runs: Reynolds (4)
RBI: Reynolds, Lin (2)
Strikeouts: Bodner (4)
Franklin & Marshall:
Hits: Williams, Vincent (2)
Runs: Vincent (1)
RBI: Vincent (1)
Strikeouts: Amorello (2)
Inside the Box Score.
• Nick Bodner, Sean McCracken and Cameron Mineo held the Diplomats to one run with eight combined strikeouts. Seven F&M pitchers appeared in the game, combining for five strikeouts.
• This marks the 10th time Hopkins has held its opponent to six or fewer hits.
• Conor Reynolds led the Blue Jays with three hits and four runs. Reynolds has six three-hit games on the season and also scored four runs in the 18-7 win over McDaniel.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins increases its win streak to six games against Franklin & Marshall. The Blue Jays hold a 64-36-1 record against the Diplomats all-time.
• The Blue Jays have hit a home run against each of their Centennial Conference opponents this season. Hopkins has hit 17 homers in 11 Centennial Conference games; JHU homered 13 times in its 20 non-conference games.
• Hopkins increases its win streak to eight-straight games, retaining first place in the Centennial Conference with a 10-1 record.
• The Blue Jays will host the Diplomats in the second game in the series Friday at Stromberg Stadium at 3:30 p.m.