Baseball tripped up by Washington College

Isaiah Shake

SCORE: Washington (Md.) 5, Earlham 3
LOCATION: Fort Pierce, Fla. (Gladwin Complex)
RECORDS: Earlham 6-5, Washington (Md.) 9-0

THE SHORT STORY: Senior Walter Talcott fanned 11 Washington College (Md.) batters over his seven innings of work, but he also allowed five earned runs on 11 hits and Earlham College was unable to keep pace at the place and the Quakers fell to the Shoremen, 5-3, on Thursday in Fort Pierce, Fla.  

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Washington scored three runs on four hits in the top of the first, with Tommy Buckman plating two runs on his single to right field.
  • Earlham promptly responded in the bottom half of the frame. Isaiah Shake belted a leadoff double, his third of the season, and was singled home on a Danny Dopp shot into left field. Dopp crossed on Brian Pincura's triple into right-center, cutting the Shoremen lead to one run, 3-2, after the first inning.
  • The Shoremen went up 4-2 in the third, thanks to a Joe Otto double to right-center that drove in Aaron Barclay. Barclay got aboard with a leadoff single to left field. Washington College late extended its lead to 5-2 with a single run in the top of the seventh.
  • The Quakers got one run back in the bottom of the eighth. Pincura drew a leadoff walk, and eventually scored on Cameron Wissel's base hit to right field.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Isaiah Shake and Danny Dopp each had two hits for the Quakers, with Pincura also recording an RBI. Shake and Dopp now have a team-leading five multiple-hit games this season. Shake had his third double and third triple of the season on Thursday against the Shoremen.
  • Each team stranded runners on base.
  • Walter Talcott's 11 strikeouts versus Washington was his second double-digit strikeout performance in five appearances this season. The righthander now has 211 career strikeouts and is 36 strikeouts shy of setting a new Earlham career record.
  • Aaron Barclay and Tommy Buckman led the Shoremen with three hits and two runs batted in each. Barclay crossed for two of Washington's five runs.

NEXT UP:

Earlham wraps up its spring break trip on Friday, March 15, when it faces North Park University. First pitch is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.