#27 Johns Hopkins Wins Centennial Regular Season Title
Score: #27 Johns Hopkins 10, Washington 3
Records: #27 Johns Hopkins (26-9-2, 13-2-1 CC), Washington (25-10-1, 9-7 CC)
Location: Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium; Baltimore, M
Time of Game: 2:10
Weather: 55 degrees, overcast
Pitchers of Record: W- Preston Betz (3-1)
L- Brian Kasey (1-3)
The Short Story: Johns Hopkins won its fifth consecutive game and improved its unbeaten streak to 15 Friday with a 10-3 victory over visiting Washington College. Hopkins clinched the Centennial Conference regular season title and will host the CC tourney for the second-straight year. The Jays hit four home runs in the win and got a dominating, five-inning effort from Preston Betz out of the bullpen.
The Blue Jays scored the first three runs of the game, but Washington scored three of its own in the top of the third to tie it up. Hopkins bounced back four runs, all with two outs, in the home half of the third and never looked back. The big blow in the third inning was a three-run home run off the bat of Ryan Orgielewicz.
Wyatt Lam started the game for Hopkins and tossed three innings before Betz came in. Betz struck out five Shoremen while scattering four hits and a walk en route to earning his third win of the season. Alex Ross came in to pitch a perfect ninth inning for the Jays.
Today’s Team Leaders:
Hits: Albert, Shah (2)
Runs: Four with (1)
RBI: Albert, Orgielewicz (2)
SB: Smith, Orgielewicz (1)
Strikeouts: Betz (1)
Hits: Barclay (3)
Runs: Tancredi, D’Ostilio, Richardello (1)
RBI: Baquer (2)
Strikeouts: Kasey (1)
- Hopkins increased its win streak against Washington to seven.
- The Blue Jays are now 21-0-1 when leading after six innings and 23-0 when leading through seven.
- Betz now has 28 strikeouts this season, the third most on the squad.
- After going 0-for-12 in Wednesday’s win at Washington, the top three batters in the Hopkins
order were 4-for-10 with five runs scored and four RBIs.
- Daniel Albert hit his eighth home run of the season to tie teammate Mitch Weaver for the Centennial Conference home run lead.
- Raul Shah recorded his fourth straight multi-hit game. The senior now has 20 games with at least two hits this season.
- The Blue Jays now have 39 home runs on the season, the sixth most in NCAA Division III.
- Hopkins hitters struck out just once to tie a season low.
Up Next: Hopkins wraps up the Centennial Conference regular season tomorrow with a doubleheader at Muhlenberg. First pitch of game one in Allentown, PA is scheduled for 12:30pm.