(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson baseball team rolled to a sweep of Keuka College on Saturday, capturing the opener, 8-0, and winning the nightcap, 22-8.
Junior pitcher Ryan Kramer (New Vernon, N.J./Morristown Beard) tossed a two-hit shutout to win the opener with a complete game effort. He recorded nine strikeouts and surrendered just one walk.
The Red Devils pushed across single runs in the second and third innings, and tacked on four in the fourth to stretch the lead to 6-0. They added lone runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings for the final of 8-0.
Dickinson opened things in the fourth as Joe Tursi (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City) led-off the inning with a double. Mitch Helmandollar (Glenolden, Pa./Interboro) was hit by a pitch and stole second. Tursi came in to score on a wild pitch before an RBI single from Connor Foote (Narberth, Pa./Lower Marion) and an RBI double by Mike DeVivo (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield).
Hank Sanders (Wellesville, Pa..Northern) hit a sacrifice fly to move DeVivo to third. He came across on a double steal to close out the scoring in the inning.
Keuka jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning of game two, sparked by a three-run homer from Keith Prestano. Back-to-back singles from Sam Wachs (Severna Park, Md./Severn School) and Sanders, and a triple from Haynes cut the lead in half in the bottom of the first.
Things took a turn for the worst for Keuka in the bottom of the second as the Red Devils batted around the line-up, scoring nine runs to take an 11-4 lead. Sanders and Haynes each added a pair of RBIs in the inning. Tursi drew a pair of walks and scored both times, adding a stolen base as well.
Helmandollar highlighted another big inning with a two-RBI double as Dickinson put up six more runs in the third inning to extend the lead to 17-4. Jake Otis (Glen Head, N.Y./North Shore) drove in a pair of runs with a single.
The Red Devils made multiple substitutions and tacked on five more runs over the next three innings. Keuka has signs of life, scoring two runs in the fifth and sixth innings for the final of 22-8.
Sanders went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the nightcap while Santoro added three hits and scored three runs. Haynes and Otis each finished with two hits and four RBIs. Harley Moore (Deltaville, Va./Middlesex) went four innings, scattering four hits to earn the win.
The Red Devils climb above .500, improving to 9-8 overall. They are scheduled to host Elizabethtown on Monday afternoon at 3:30 pm.