Game 1 Score: McDaniel College 3, Dean College 0
Game 2 Score: McDaniel College 6, Dean College 2
Location: Blandair Regional Park, Columbia, Md.
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
GAME 1: McDaniel 3, Dean College 0
A stellar pitching performance from Green Terror starter Jordan Rhodes proved to be too much for the Bulldogs as McDaniel blanked Dean in their season opener, 3-0.
Rhodes yielded just three hits, with no walks and six strikeouts and got all the offense he would need in the second inning when the Green Terror pushed across an unearned run and then another on a wild pitch.
Dean actually looked as if they might get on the board in the top of the inning when Bryce Reilly (Dover, N.H.) found himself on second base with two outs. Travis Dinsdale (Worcester, Mass.) sent a single to right and Reilly tried to score but he was thrown out at home, ending the inning.
After McDaniel tacked on another run in the fifth, Rhodes got a double play in the seventh to quell a possible Bulldog rally and then struck out the final batter of the game to secure the win.
In addition to Dinsdale's single, Dean's other two hits came courtesy of Andrew Dirito (Plymouth, Mass.).
Gaten Davis (Anchorage, Alaska) took the loss for the Bulldogs, allowing four hits and two earned runs with three strikeouts over four innings.
GAME 2: McDaniel College 6, Dean College 2
McDaniel scored single runs in the final three innings to hold off Dean in the second game of the Bulldogs' season-opening twinbill.
The Green Terror jumped in front 3-1 in the bottom of the second highlighted by a Jarod Pezzano two-run single and it could've been worse, but Reilly was able to gun down T.J. McGuire at home as he was trying score from second on a single.
Dean trimmed their deficit to one in the top of the third when Sharnick pushed Hadden home on a fielder's choice.
McDaniel, however, got an RBI single from Colin Franke in the fourth, abases loaded walk to Tom Daly in the fifth and an RBI double by Ryan Downes in the sixth to keep the Bulldogs at bay.
Jason Bottone (Derby, Conn.) went five innings for Dean, allowing nine hits and four earned runs, while his counterpart – Brad Thaxton went the distance for the Green Terror, allowing six hits and striking out nine.