LANCASTER, Pa.—Johns Hopkins scored 15 runs in both games of a Centennial Conference (CC) baseball double header. The Blue Jays (18-12, 10-5 CC) won the first game 15-2, and defeated the Diplomats 15-7 in the nightcap. The two loses drop Franklin & Marshall (18-12-1, 11-5 CC) to second in the conference standings.
Johns Hopkins struck early and often in game one. They produced multiple runs in five out of the seven innings. The most productive inning came in sixth, when the Blue Jays plated five runners.
The Diplomats scored in the bottom the first, to make the score 2-1, but were unable to match the Blue Jays bats the remainder of the game.
Chez Angeloni picked up the win for Johns Hopkins. Angeloni (3-2) struck out four and issued zero walks in six innings.
Andrew Hanson and Shea Moriarty picked up a pair of hits for the Diplomats. Both went 2-for-3 and Hanson scored a run.
Franklin & Marshall jumped out to an early lead in the second game, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. Matt Will started things off with a single up the middle. Nick Rolnick’s RBI single to the short stop, put the first run on the board for the Diplomats, making the score 1-1. Bill Murray’s single through the right side, plated Moriarty and Rolnick score on passed ball. The first frame ended with the Diplomats up 3-1.
Johns Hopkins answered back in the second, scoring two runs to tie the game at three a piece. They added three more in fourth, taking a 7-3 lead.
The Diplomats responded by scoring three runs in the fifth. Blue Jays’ pitcher Dave Fioretti found himself in a little bit of trouble, hitting a batter and walking two others. With the bases load and two outs, Bill Murray ripped a single through the right side, scoring all three runners. The runs put the Diplomats within one, making the score 7-6.
The Blue Jays finished strong, scoring eight runs in the final three innings.
Fioretti was credited with the win, striking out four and walking four in seven innings of work. He remains perfect on the year, improving to 2-0.
Will led the Diplomats offense, going 2-for-3 with one RBI and scoring two runs.
The Diplomats travel across the street tomorrow, taking on the Lancaster Barnstormers at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Game time is schedule for 5 pm.