MYRTLE BEACH, SC – The Ancilla College baseball team went 1-4 on the weekend to start their spring trip in Myrtle Beach, SC.
The Chargers (3-6) lost twice to the College of Southern Maryland, dropping Friday’s opener 6-2 and another game on Saturday 10-2. Ancilla rebounded with a 5-2 victory over Garrett College Saturday night before dropping a pair of Sunday games to Jamestown College and Parkland College by the respective scores of 8-0 and 11-2.
In Friday’s opener, Brandon Dale went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and two RBI’s to lead Ancilla. Evan Shimkus went five innings, striking out three and surrendering four earned runs to take the loss, dropping his season record to 1-1.
On Saturday, College of Maryland tagged Ancilla pitcher Tyler Jackson for 10 runs – nine of them in the fourth inning – to pick up their second win over the Chargers in as many days. Jared Eller was 1-for-2 with an RBI double for Ancilla.
Later in the day, Ancilla picked up their first victory of their spring trip, scoring five runs in the final two innings to defeat Garrett 5-2.
Josh Copp pitched five strong innings, surrendering two unearned runs, while Josh McQueary picked up the win in relief. Nic Caban collected the save for Ancilla.
Darius Kincaid went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI’s while Evan DePew went 1-for-3 with two RBI’s of his own. Dale also went 3-for-3 for Ancilla with a double and a sacrifice fly.
On Sunday, Shimkus was roughed up in just 2 1/3 innings of work, giving up eight hits and seven runs to pick up his second loss of the trip. Mark Reel finished 1-for-3 with a double for Ancilla.
Later in the day, Reel and Dale each finished 2-for-3 in an 11-2 loss to Parkland. Nick Patterson and Patrick Kinney each collected an RBI for the Chargers.
Kinney took the loss, giving up five runs in three innings.
“We need to get more consistency from our pitching,” said Ancilla skipper Joe Yonto. “I believe it will come the more we play. Offensively, we haven’t been able to put things together.”