March 15, 2011
Baseball Tripped Up at PSU-Abington, 7-4
ABINGTON, Pa. - Junior catcher Mike Waterhouse, the reigning Centennial Conference Player of the Week, continued his offensive tear, but his three RBIs were not enough to lift the Swarthmore College baseball team (6-4) as it fell, 7-4, to the PSU-Abington Lions on Tuesday.
Waterhouse went 3-for-3 with a walk, driving in his runs on a sac fly, double, and single.
The Garnet struck first, breaking a scoreless tie in the top of the third. A single by sophomore right fielder Tim Kwilos
and a two-base error misplayed off the bat of sophomore left fielder Rory McTear
set up Waterhouse's sac fly, putting Swarthmore up 1-0. The lead was extended to 2-0 in the fifth, when Kwilos singled and Waterhouse doubled him home.
Senior left-hander Andy Allen
's starting pitcher, was effective through his first four innings of work, allowing no runs and just three hits. In the bottom of the fifth, however, he surrendered a two-out grand slam home run to Abington sophomore Daniel Hill, giving the Lions a lead they would not relinquish.
Sophomore Ramsey Walker
relieved Allen and surrendered his first two earned runs of the season in 2.1 innings.
Swarthmore did not go quietly, striking back in the eighth inning; down 6-2, the Garnet mounted a two-out rally, as senior shortstop Tom Nakamura singled, advanced on a wild pitch, and stole third, and senior center fielder Ben Schneiderman
singled him in for his 10th RBI of the year. Kwilos walked, and McTear was hit by a pitch, loading the bases for Waterhouse, who came through with a single to cut the deficit to 6-4. The rally was quenched, however, when the next batter, junior first baseman Mike Cameron
, flew out.
Sophomore Sean Mangus
pitched the eighth for the Garnet, surrendering a run to cap the scoring at 7-4.
Cameron and junior second baseman Anthony Montalbano
, starting his first game since the team's return from spring break, each had a pair of hits.
Swarthmore will look to get back in the win column when the team travels to Immaculata on Friday. First pitch is set for 3 pm.