Ch­e­sa­peake sweeps mis­take-prone Prince Ge­orge’s

Owls is­sue 20 walks, com­mit 10 er­rors as Skip­jacks stretch win streak to seven

Record Observer - - Sports - By RICHARD MID­CAP

Ch­e­sa­peake 16 — PGCC 2 Ch­e­sa­peake 17 — PGCC 0

LARGO — Ty Michaud im­proved his pitch­ing record to 5-1 in Sun­day’s opener and Matt Wo­j­ciechowski threw a one-hit­ter in the night­cap as Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege’s base­ball team swept mis­take-prone Prince Ge­orge’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege, 16-2 and 17-0.

“Both pitch­ers threw well and our de­fense played well again all day,” Ch­e­sa­peake head coach Frank Szy­man­ski said “We played with out­stand­ing fo­cus while bat­ting the el­e­ments — both the wind and the tem­per­a­ture — all day. It was an ex­cel­lent ef­fort.”

The Skip­jacks (22-10 over­all, 7-3 con­fer- ence) used the sweep to ex­tend their lat­est win­ning streak to seven games. Cay­den Stover had three dou­bles in the six-in­ning opener, go­ing 4-for-6 while scor­ing six runs in the dou­ble­header, and Ed­die Nevins scored five times, drove in five runs, walked four times and had two hits (in­clud­ing a grand slam) in the twin bill.

The Owls — whose pitch­ers walked 20 bat­ters and field­ers com­mit­ted 10 er­rors in 11 in­nings played on Sun­day — fell to 12-16 over­all and 5-9 in the con­fer­ence.

Ch­e­sa­peake plays six games over six days start­ing with a Tues­day dou­ble­header at Al­le­gany Col­lege of Mary­land (8-11, 2-8). Af­ter tak­ing on ACM, the Skip­jacks play two straight games against reign­ing Re­gion XX cham­pion Po­tomac State Col­lege — Fri­day at home and Satur­day at PSC in a pair of 2 p.m. con­tests — be­fore a crit­i­cal con­fer­ence dou­ble­header on Sun­day at CCBC-Es­sex (1310, 6-2).

“We’re fo­cused on one game at a time,” Szy­man­ski said. “We’re work­ing hard on im­prov­ing ev­ery day and mak­ing sure we’re hav­ing fun do­ing it.”

Ch­e­sa­peake took com­mand of Sun­day’s opener with a six-run first in­ning that in­cluded an RBI dou­ble from Stover (3-for-3, four runs, two RBI) and bases-loaded walks by PG starter Jon Mahoney to Tyler Galazin, Nick Gard­ner (two RBI), Bran­don Bly (2-for-4, two runs, two RBI) and Stover. Mahoney also hit Michael Jean-Charles with the bases loaded to drive in another run.

Three PG pitch­ers com­bined for 12 walks in the opener. A.J. Robin­son (run, two RBI) joined Stover and Bly with multi-hit games in Game 1 for Ch­e­sa­peake.

Michaud threw a five-hit­ter with four strike- outs and one walk, al­low­ing just one earned run in a com­plete-game, six-in­ning ef­fort in Game 1. Wo­j­ciechowski was even sharper in the night­cap, strik­ing out three with no walks and al­low­ing just a sec­ond-in­ning dou­ble by Jer­amey Hagstrom in the five-in­ning con­test.

Ch­e­sa­peake built a 7-0 lead in Game 2 thanks in large part to three-run ral­lies in the first and fourth in­nings be­fore ex­plod­ing for 10 runs in the fifth as Nevins cracked his grand slam. Jake Shel­len­berger (2-for-4, two runs, two RBI) had a sin­gle, dou­ble and two RBI dur­ing the fifth-in­ning out­burst.

De­vario Allen de­liv­ered a two-run dou­ble as part of the three-run first in­ning and Ch­e­sa­peake took ad­van­tage of three Owl er­rors dur­ing the three-run fourth as the Skip­jacks built their 7-0 cush­ion.

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