Chesapeake sweeps mistake-prone Prince George’s
Owls issue 20 walks, commit 10 errors as Skipjacks stretch win streak to seven
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.