Ch­e­sa­peake routs CSM to snap five-game skid

Han­cock goes 4-for-4, scores four, drives in three

Record Observer - - Sports - By RICHARD MIDCAP

Ches. 22 — CSM 2

WYE MILLS — The Skip­jacks cer­tainly know how to snap a skid.

Mired in a five-game los­ing streak, Ch­e­sa­peake Col­lege’s base­ball team over­whelmed vis­it­ing Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land, 22-2 in seven in­nings, Tues­day af­ter­noon. Devynn Han­cock and Tyler Galazin each hit a home run while com­bin­ing for six hits, five runs and six RBI to pace the Skip­jacks (26-16 over­all, 10-7 league).

“We came out fo­cused to­day,” Ch­e­sa­peake head coach Frank Szy­man­ski said. “We got some good pitch­ing and some big hits.

“They were con­cen­trat­ing on the job at hand,” Szy­man­ski added. “We got some good pitches to hit and we didn’t miss many of them.”

Han­cock (four runs, three RBI) went 4-for-4 while De­vario Allen (five runs, three RBI), Cay­den Stover (two runs, three RBI), and Jake Shel­len­berger (four runs) each had three hits. Galazin (run, three RBI) added two hits for the Skip­jacks, who fin­ished an even .500 (19for-38) at the plate.

Win­ning pitcher Brian Trib­bett im­proved to 5-0, al­low­ing no runs on two hits and a walk while strik­ing out eight in five in­nings. Trevor Gill (hit, walk, strike­out) pitched a score­less sixth be­fore the Hawks (6-22, 3-15) got to Kasey Gast for two runs on three hits in the seventh. Gast struck out two.

“Brian had out­stand­ing com­mand to­day of all three of his pitches,” Szy­man­ski said of Trib­bett. “He could throw any of them at any time. He re­ally kept them off bal­ance.”

CSM start­ing pitcher Joshua Yost lasted just 2 2/3 in­nings, yield­ing 11 runs (nine earned) on 11 hits and three walks. Yost sur­ren­dered an RBI triple to Galazin in the first and gave up a two-run dou­ble to Stover as part of a three-run sec­ond that made it 4-0.

Ch­e­sa­peake broke the game open with a seven-run third, high­lighted by Han­cock’s three-run homer and a two-run shot by Galazin that ended Yost’s day on the mound.

“Our base run­ning to­day was re­ally out­stand­ing,” Szy­man­ski said. “We were able to beat out a cou­ple of force plays and our run­ning on the base paths was just terrific.”

Akin Wilks had a run­scor­ing triple and scored on Frank Hall’s sin­gle as part of CSM’s two-run seventh that spoiled a po­ten­tial Ch­e­sa­peake shutout.

The Skip­jacks are off un­til host­ing CCBCDun­dalk (15-21, 9-10) in a noon Satur­day dou­ble­header. Ch­e­sa­peake hosts Al­le­gany Col­lege of Mary­land (10-17, 3-11) Sun­day in a noon dou­ble­header.

Notes: Ch­e­sa­peake’s Ed­die Nevins, who sat out yes­ter­day’s game, is cur­rently sec­ond in the con­fer­ence in RBI with 48, just four be­hind Har­ford’s Daulton Weeks.

Nevins is also fourth in the con­fer­ence in bat­ting at .440, .007 off the pace-set­ting Au­turo Archie of Anne Arundel, and tied for third in both home runs (nine) and stolen bases (15). “He’s hav­ing a great sea­son,” Szy­man­ski said of Nevins. “He has a lot of abil­ity and he also has out­stand­ing in­stincts. He fo­cuses on get­ting good pitches to hit and cap­i­tal­iz­ing on them.” ... Galazin, mean­while, is sec­ond in the con­fer­ence in steals (16). ... Trib­bett, with yes­ter­day’s vic­tory, is tied with team­mate Ty Michaud for fourth in the state in wins with five. Gast is tied for 10th with his four vic­to­ries.

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