Terrell's Walk-Off Single Gives Mustangs Split With Washington (Md.)

Terrell's Walk-Off Single Gives Mustangs Split With Washington (Md.)

STEVENSON, Md. - Junior Mark Terrell came off the bench in the bottom of the seventh to deliver a walk-off single for the Stevenson baseball team as they took game two of their non-conference doubleheader against Washington College (Md.) by a score of 4-3 to earn a split of the day's proceedings after dropping the first contest by a 3-1 margin on Sunday afternoon at Sugar Field.

  • With the score 0-0 through the first two frames, Washington (19-3) looked to strike in the third against sophomore starter Ryan Smith as with two on and two away Ryan Zwier came to bat.
  • He, however, was unable to come through for the Shoremen as grounded out to third.
  • Stevenson (11-10) would pick up the first run of the game in their half of that inning.  Senior Matthew Kerber came up with a one-out double down the line in left.
  • Next man to hit junior Kevin Murray Jr. made it 1-0 Mustangs by sending a single to right field.  He would steal second and third during his time on the bases, but senior Jordan Moore flew out to left to end the frame.
  • Smith ran into some trouble in the fourth when Tommy Buckman singled, and both Jack Kingman along with Max Ruvo drew walks to load the bases with two away for Aaron Deutsch.
  • He could not solve Smith who got him to fly out to the left-fielder for the final out.
  • The Mustangs could not extend their lead against visiting starter Billy Benson going one-two-three.
  • Washington tied and took the lead the next inning as two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Aaron Barclay.
  • He did not have the opportunity to face Smith with senior CJ Kilpatrick taking over on the mound.  Barclay greeted him rudely with a knock through the right side for the 1-1 tie.
  • Sophomore Patrick Sullivan replaced Kilpatrick with Buckman coming to the dish and he gave the guests the lead with a sac fly to Murray in center.  
  • A walk to Dylan Nepert re-loaded the bags for the Shoremen, but Kingman struck out and Ruvo popped out on the infield to keep it 2-1.
  • Zwier added to the Washington lead in the sixth on an RBI single to right center plating CJ Gillmer who had singled.
  • Murray looked to help the hosts close the gap with a leadoff two-bagger, but was stranded at third moving the game to the final frame at 3-1.
  • Sullivan worked out of a jam in the seventh leaving men at second and third when Deutsch watched strike three.
  • The Mustangs put the tying runs in scoring position with their last chance, unfortunately, Alex Bendzlowicz got Kerber to fly out to end the game.
  • W: Billy Benson (1-0), L: Ryan Smith (0-1), S: Alex Bendzlowicz (2)
  • Smith took the loss going four innings giving up two runs on three hits with two strikeouts.
  • Sullivan went three letting in one run on four hits.
  • Murray was 3-3 out of the two-hole with an RBI, two stolen bases, and a double
  • Senior Anthony Millington went 2-3 with a double.
  • Benson earned the victory with 6.2 innings pitched on seven hits and one run.
  • Gillmer and Zwier each had two hits for Washington.

  • Washington (19-4) wasted no time getting on the board in game two as Zwier reached on fielder's choice and later came around to score on a double by Barclay on a ball that got lost in the sun and wind for the 1-0 lead on freshman starter Matt Reich.  Buckman grounded out to second to end the frame.
  • Stevenson (12-10) got singles by Murray and Moore in the home half but neither would score against Matt Furlong.
  • The Shoremen added onto their lead in the following frame back-to-back singles from Max Hammond and Ruvo brought Ryan Colbert to the dish and he plated Hammond with a two-bagger down the right-field line.
  • After Deutsch was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Ben Ruvo who was safe on a fielder's choice allowing the runner from third to score for a 3-1 lead.
  • Reich got out of more potential damage on a groundout by Zwier.
  • With the Mustangs trailing 3-0 heading to the home third a single by freshman Austin Taylor and Moore being hit by Furlong sent sophomore Kevin Barrett to the dish.
  • He whacked the ball through the left side, Taylor who read the ball well off the bat sprinted towards home but was gunned down at the plate to retire the side still at 3-0.
  • Reich finally got some offensive help the ensuing frame as sophomore Thomas Holcomb blasted a one-out home run that hugged the right-field line cutting the deficit to 3-1.
  • A single for freshman Jonathan Brandt would lead to the second run of the inning when two batters later he was driven in by a base hit for Taylor that leaked through the right side.  Kerber followed with a fly out to retire the side.
  • Both teams put men in scoring position in the fifth and sixth but neither side could score.
  • In the visiting seventh senior Tayvon Smith came on to replace Reich and gave up a single.  Two men later sophomore Phil Wugalter took over on the bump and induced an inning-ending double play from Kingman to keep it 3-2.
  • Murray opened Stevenson last chance with a single, he was followed by Moore who was safe on an error which also allowed Murray to move to third.
  • Kidwiler who came on to pinch hit delivered a sac fly to level the score 3-3.  Which brought Terrell to the dish and he ended the game smashing a single to the right-center gap plating one.
  • W: Phil Wugalter (1-1), L: Ethan Osgood (2-1)
  • Reich got a no-decision with six strong innings of three-run eight-hit ball.
  • Wugalter earned the win going just 0.2 of a frame.
  • Murray, Moore, Brandt, Holcomb, and Taylor each had two hits and combined for three RBIs and two runs scored.
  • Osgood was settled with the loss lasting one inning surrendering two hits and two runs.
  • Hammond and Colbert had two hits apiece.

  • For Holcomb, it was home run number one as a Mustang.
  • Without a hit in the first game, Moore saw an eight-game hit streak end.
  • Murray on the day was 5-7 with two stolen bases, a double, an RBI and run scored.
  • Wugalter got win number one of the season and of his Stevenson career.

  • The Mustangs return to action on Tuesday, April 2nd when they host nationally-ranked in-state foe Salisbury University for a 3:30pm first pitch at Sugar Field on the Greenspring campus.