Babb nets 1100th win in sweep

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Game One Information
Score:  Johns Hopkins 3, Dickinson 1
Records:  JHU (31-6, 16-1 CC), DC (20-18, 7-10 CC)
Location:  Carlisle, PA • MacPhail Field
First Pitch:  12:30 p.m.
Attendance:  80
Pitchers of Record:  W- Preston Betz (5-1), Save- Josh Hejka (5), L- Vasel (4-4)
Game One Summary

  • The Johns Hopkins baseball team defeated Dickinson, 3-1, in the first game of the doubleheader Saturday to pick up the 1,100th win at Hopkins for head coach Bob Babb.
  • The Blue Jays picked up a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Tommy Mee hit a leadoff single to right field before Mike Eberle hit into a fielder’s choice to take over at first base. Tim Kutcher singled to center field to advance Eberle to second. Conor Reynolds hit his 10th double of the season to drive in Eberle for the JHU lead.
  • Hopkins carried the 1-0 lead through six innings before adding a pair of runs in the top of the seventh. As the first batter of the inning, Eberle singled to left field, and Kutcher laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Eberle to second. Dillon Bowman entered as a pinch hitter and singled to center field to put Blue Jays on the corners. Reynolds worked a walk to load the bases against Vasel. Vasel walked Brian Lin to allow Eberle to round home for the second time in the game before Mike Smith sacrifice bunted to send Bowman home, increasing the Blue Jays’ lead to 3-0.
  • The Red Devils scored a run of their own in the seventh inning. Starter Preston Betz walked leadoff batter Hopkins before conceding a single to Chudacoff. With runners on the corners, Josh Hejka took over, striking out the first two Dickinson batters he faced. Hopkins rounded home for the lone Red Devil run as Hejka committed an error on a pickoff attempt, cutting the JHU lead to 3-1.
  • Betz earned the win as he pitched 6.0 innings, giving up two hits and one unearned run with four strikeouts. Hejka gave up two hits with three strikeouts in the final 3.0 innings to earn his fifth save of the season. Vasel pitched a complete game for the Red Devils, giving up eight hits and three runs with three strikeouts.

Game Two Information
Score:  Johns Hopkins 3, Dickinson 1
Records:  JHU (32-6, 17-1 CC), DC (20-19, 7-11 CC)
Location:  Carlisle, PA • MacPhail Field
First Pitch:  3:15 p.m.
Attendance:  90
Pitchers of Record:  W- Cameron Mineo (5-0), Save- Nick Burns (2), L- Gusikoff (1-2)
Game Two Summary

  • The second game between the Blue Jays and the Red Devils was a pitching battle, with five extra innings required to determine the winner. Sophomore Sean McCracken pitched the first eight innings for Hopkins, holding Dickinson to five hits and one run with three strikeouts. Harrison Folk, John Donohue, Cameron Mineo and Nick Burns all appeared on the mound for Hopkins, limiting the Red Devils to three hits in the final six innings.
  • Dickinson got on the board first. After three scoreless innings, the Red Devils rounded home in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead. After McCracken struck out leadoff batter Sumners, Sakowicz reached first base on an error. Thompson singled to right field to advance Sakowicz to second before the pair each moved up a base on a wild pitch. Hopkins grounded out to send Sakowicz home for the first Red Devil lead on the day.
  • Johns Hopkins evened things up in the top of the sixth. Mike Smith was hit by a pitch, prompting Dickinson to send Collins in to take over at the mound. Ryan Orgielewicz singled down the right field line, and Jon Hayden grounded out to move each Blue Jay up a bade. Alex Darwiche earned the RBI as he sent up a sacrifice fly to drive in Smith to tie the game, 1-1.
  • In the top of the 14th inning, Dillon Bowman and Tommy Mee reached on back-to-back errors, and Conor Reynolds loaded the bases with a single to left field. Brian Lin walked against Gusikoff to send Bowman home before Smith sent up a sacrifice fly against Dickinson’s Collins to allow Mee to score, giving Hopkins a 3-1 lead. Burns took over pitching duties in the 14th inning. After a leadoff single, the Red Devils flew out, grounded out and struck out in order to end the game.

Today’s Team Leaders

Johns Hopkins:
Hits: Reynolds (5)
Runs: Bowman, Eberle (2)
RBI: Lin, Smith (2)
Strikeouts: Betz (4)

Hits: Brown (3)
Runs: Hopkins, Sakowicz (1)
RBI: Hopkins (1)
Strikeouts: Vasel, Gusikoff (3)

Inside the Box Score
• Sophomore Josh Hejka picked up his fifth save of the season, the fourth-most in a single season at Johns Hopkins, as he pitched the final 3.0 innings for the Blue Jays in the 3-1 first game win.
• Three runs ties for the season-low for Hopkins in a win.
• On the day, the Blue Jays were left on base 21 times, including 13 times in game two. Hopkins stranded Dickinson runners 16 times on the day.

What it Means
• Johns Hopkins improves to 67-24-2 against the Red Devils all-time and extends its win streak to five-straight games against Dickinson.
• Head coach Bob Babb earned win No. 1,100 at Hopkins in the first game of the doubleheader. Babb holds a 1,101-404-15 (.729) record at JHU and has led the Blue Jays to 32 or more wins in 14 of his 38 seasons at the helm.
• The 14 innings required in the second game are the most played by the Blue Jays since Hopkins defeated Adrian 3-2 (14) in its first game of the 2008 College World Series.
• Hopkins finishes the regular season with a 17-1 mark in the Centennial Conference, its best record in the conference since going 18-0 in 2010.

Up Next
• Hopkins will welcome Randolph-Macon to Babb Field Monday, May 1 with the first pitch slated for 4 p.m.
• Johns Hopkins secured the top seed in the Centennial Conference tournament and are set to host May 4, 6 and 7.