Jenk­ins wins fi­nal game as skip­per

Wal­dorf res­i­dent goes out on top as St. Mary’s Col­lege base­ball beats Gal­laudet

Maryland Independent - - Sports B -

The St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land base­ball team was suc­cess­ful in their fi­nal game of the sea­son, clos­ing out 2016 with a 6-2 non­con­fer­ence win against the Gal­laudet Univer­sity Bi­son on Mon­day af­ter­noon in Washington, D.C., af­ter eight in­nings of play. The game was called af­ter eight due to in­clement weather.

The win sent 22nd-year head coach Lew Jenk­ins into re­tire­ment on top. Jenk­ins, from Wal­dorf, col­lected 358 wins dur­ing his il­lus­tri­ous ca­reer as the Sea­hawks skip­per. The Gal­laudet base­ball pro­gram hon­ored Jenk­ins with an au­to­graphed bat and ball be­fore the game got un­der­way.

St. Mary’s third base­man Colin Thatcher would have a strong show­ing at bat with one hit and two RBIs, while se­nior first base­man Michael O’Neill would also con­trib­ute a hit for the Sea­hawks and one run. The Sea­hawks would com­plete the game with six runs on two hits and two er­rors.

The Sea­hawks (10-23) would be first on the board, record­ing two runs in the first in­ning and set­ting the mo­men­tum for the game. They would put up a run in the sec­ond and score two more in the third. The Bi­son would not see the score­board un­til the fourth in­ning, bring­ing in one run but un­able to match the fiverun lead set by St. Mary’s.

Gal­laudet (9-30) would score one more run in sixth but was un­able to up­end the Sea­hawks de­spite a strong de­fen­sive fight in the fi­nal three in­nings of the game. St. Mary’s would also score one fi­nal run in the eighth in­ning, cap­ping the game at six runs and re­ceiv­ing the vic­tory.

The Bi­son were led by ju­nior third base­man Zack Craw­ford, who had two hits and two RBIs. Gal­laudet would con­clude the game with two runs on 10 hits and five er­rors. Se­nior RHP Ben Cole­man would take the loss for the Bi­son af­ter pitch­ing six in­nings with four walks and two strike­outs.

Sea­hawks se­nior Gar­rett Pope, a Calvert High School grad­u­ate from Port Repub­lic, would re­ceive the win, work­ing six in­nings and cap­tur­ing two strike­outs. Pope would im­prove his record to 3-5 for the sea­son. Ju­nior left-handed pitcher Nick Rai­mondo would come in clutch for the Sea­hawks, re­ceiv­ing his third save of the sea­son with two strike­outs.

This re­port was writ­ten by Mon­ica Vega, St. Mary’s Col­lege of Mary­land

From LOU guide Scott John­son (240-625-2550): When fish­ing the Up­per Po­tomac, look for the dim­ples from fish feed­ing off fly hatches and throw tubes into the ring. Large flats with a bot­tom mix of sand and rocks are very pro­duc­tive ar­eas, par­tic­u­larly if there are small grass beds too. The hits can come very quickly so make sure the slack is out of your line on the cast.

jamiedrake­out­doors@out­look.com

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