Bats Stay Hot In Win Over PSU-Berks
YORK, PA - Once again the Johns Hopkins baseball team out-hit its opponent, and once again the Jays came out on top, defeating Penn State-Berks, 10-1. On the day, the Jays outhit the Nittany Lions, 17-7 in the win.
The Jays got things going in the second as Dan Albert led off the inning with a single to center. Mike Smith would follow with a single of his own, before Chris Casey bunted the pair up 90 feet each. Following a Mitch Weaver strikeout, Thomas Mee singled over the third base bag and down the left field line, bringing in both runners and giving the Jays a 2-0 advantage early.
Mee wasn't done, though, as the sophomore swiped second before scoring on a Conor Reynolds triple to deep left center, giving the Jays a 3-0 lead.
The Jays were back at it again one inning later, as Craig Hoelzer drove a one out double to left center. Up next was Albert, who drove the first pitch he saw to deep right center for an RBI double. After Smith flew out on an 0-2 pitch, Casey put a jolt into a 2-2 pitch, driving it to right-center for the third double of the inning. Weaver would bring him around on a 1-1 single to center, giving Hopkins a 6-0 lead after three.
Working with a lead, starter Trevor Williams was fantastic, as the junior from Imperial, PA held the Nittany Lions scoreless for six innings, while allowing just three hits. He finally gave up one run in the seventh, before giving way to Michael Grewe. On the day, Williams allowed just one run in 6.2 innings, while striking out three.
After McCarthy scored on a Hoelzer single in the sixth, the Jays tacked on two more in the seventh, courtesy of a Mee single that scored Casey and a Lin single that scored Mee.
Mee finished the day with a career-high three RBI after going 2-for-4 at the plate. The center fielder also added two runs in the win.
Grewe pitched 2.1 innings of shutout ball out of the bullpen, as he struck out two and got out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh.
The win for Williams improved his record to 6-1 on the season and kept the Blue Jays' season alive as the team will play again tonight against the winner of the Kean-Misericordia game. The day's nightcap is scheduled for 7:45 pm.