Red Devils Come Through in the Clutch for 6-5 Win

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson baseball team came through in the clutch once again, overtaking McDaniel College in the bottom of the ninth inning on walk-off single from sophomore Chris Delsandro (Chatham, N.J./Chatham). The Red Devils trailed 5-3, heading into the bottom of the ninth but came up big to improve to 9-3 in the Centennial Conference.

The Red Devils pulled even as Alex Cohen (Newtown Square, Pa./Penn Charter) led-off the inning with a single up the middle and Brian Reilly (Morganville, N.J./Marlboro) stepped in and launched a bomb over the wall in left field to knot the game, 5-5.

Joey Volpe (Wall, N.J./St. Rose) reached on a single and Alex Jacobson (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) reached on a fielder's choice as McDaniel recorded the out at second. Max Brown (Annapolis, Md./McDonogh) kept the rally going with a single to set the stage for Delsandro.

The Red Devils took a 3-0 lead in the second, capitalizing on a pair of Green Terror miscues as Brown and Volpe came in to score as Delsandro reached on an error. Ben Carter (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing Area) hit a single deep in the hole to score Delsandro.

McDaniel scored once in the fourth and tallied twice in the fifth on a two-RBI single from Julian Jenkins. They used a walk and two singles to take the lead with another lone run in the top of sixth.

TJ McGuire singled and advanced on a sacrifice bunt in the top of the ninth. He scored on an error to put the guests in front 5-3 to set the stage for the Red Devil rally in the bottom of the inning.

Cohen led the way at the plate going 3-for-4 on the day. Jacobson added a pair of hits as every starter in the line-up recorded a hit in the game.

Sophomore Teddy Reddington (Reston, Va./Flint Hill) had a solid start, going 4.2 innings while allowing just three hits and three runs. Tommy Koide (Morristown, N.J./West Morris Mendham) came on and earned the win to improve to 6-0 on the season. He booked six strikeouts and allowed one earned run in 4.1 innings of work.

The Red Devils improve to 22-8 overall and keep pace at the top of the conference standings, matching Johns Hopkins at 9-3. They will square-off with the Blue Jays in a double-header on Saturday in Baltimore with the opening pitch scheduled for 12:30 pm.