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Albert, Burns Lead Johns Hopkins to Sweep

Dan Albert now has seven home runs this season.
April 23, 2016

Box Score

Game One Information
Score:  Johns Hopkins 8, Ursinus 2
Records: Johns Hopkins (23-9-2, 10-2-1 CC), Ursinus (16-16, 2-9 CC)
Location: Thomas Field; Collegeville, PA
Time of Game: 2:25
Weather: 64 degrees, light winds
Attendance:  200
Pitchers of Record: W- Preston Betz (2-1)
                               L- Pierce Greenleaf (2-1)

Game Two Information
Score:  Johns Hopkins 4, Ursinus 1
Records: Johns Hopkins (24-9-2, 11-2-1 CC), Ursinus (16-17, 2-10 CC)
Location: Thomas Field; Collegeville, PA
Time of Game: 1:50
Weather: 73 degrees, sunny
Attendance:  200
Pitchers of Record: W- Carter Burns (5-2)
                               L- Lou Aikens (2-5)

The Short Story: Dan Albert blasted two home runs in game one and Carter Burns went the distance in game two to help lead Johns Hopkins to a doubleheader sweep of host Ursinus. Albert’s homers came in an 8-2 Hopkins victory, while Burns’ gem took place in a 4-1 win. 

Five different pitchers threw in the game one win for the Jays. Preston Betz pitched the longest, logging 3.1 innings in his first appearance in 13 days. The freshman struck out four to earn his second win of the season. Albert led the offense with four RBIs, all coming on his home runs. Conor Reynolds and Raul Shah also had multi-hit games for Hopkins in the opener.


 

 

Burns allowed just four hits while striking out nine. It was the eighth career complete game for Burns, who became the first JHU pitcher throw all nine innings this season. Reynolds, Shah and Albert each had their second multi-hit game of the day in game two. Mike Smith also joined in with a pair of hits.

With four games left in the season, Hopkins is one win away from clinching a 15th consecutive Centennial Conference Tournament berth and two wins away from clinching the top seed and hosting rights for the tournament.

Today’s Team Leaders:
Johns Hopkins:
Hits:  Reynolds, Albert, Shah (4)
Runs: Albert (3)
RBI: Albert (4)
SB: Reynolds, Shah (1)
Strikeouts:  C. Burns (9) 

Ursinus:
Hits: Campbell (3)
Runs: Kozak, Banks, Muro (1)
RBI: Kozak, Jens, Campbell (1)
SB: none
Strikeouts: Greenleaf (3) 

The Facts:
- Hopkins has now recorded double-digit hit totals in seven straight games and 12 of its last 13.
- Burns’ nine strikeout performance in game two maked the first time a Blue Jays’ pitcher struck out more than seven hitters this season.
- Albert’s two home runs give him seven for the season. The junior has just one less than teammate and Centennial Conference leader Mitch Weaver.
- Josh Hejka made his 19th appearance of the season in game one. Last season’s team leader, Ross Lazicky, had just 17.
- After striking out 19 times in a 12-inning game Tuesday, JHU struck out just six times in 18 innings Saturday.
- Ryan Orgielewicz caught all 18 innings for the Blue Jays.
- Reynolds, who entered the game with the seventh most runs in NCAA Division III, added two more in the game on win. 

Up Next: The Blue Jays look to improve their unbeaten streak to 14 Tuesday when they travel to the Eastern Shore to take on Washington College in Chestertown. First pitch against the Shoremen is scheduled for 3:30pm.

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