Traveling Rams sweep Cavaliers in Frederick
Shepherd found another field dry enough to play its vagabond schedule on when it was at Frederick Community College on Sunday for a conference doubleheader.
An 18-3 win the first game of the doubleheader over league rival UVa.-Wise saw the Rams do the most with their 12 hits and six innings of pitching from Sam Crater, ironically a member of the Frederick Community College team in 2013.
Matt Wilson had two hits and two RBIs and scored three runs for the Rams. Zane Bard was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and Spencer Wolfe scored three times, drove in a pair of runs and had two hits, including a home run. Dom Wyshinski scored twice and had two RBIs and Daniel Heleine had three RBIs and scored twice.
Crater went the first six innings to move his unbeaten record to 3-0. He spaced three hits and allowed no walks while fanning 10 Cavaliers.
In the nightcap, Shepherd got past the Cavaliers, 5-2, with Jamie Driver pitching six innings of six-hit baseball. Driver didn’t walk anybody and struck out eight. Brian Martin got credit for a save with one inning of scoreless relief where he struck out three of the four men he faced. Driver improved his record to 3-0.
Tre Porter’s two-run homer helped snap at 2-2 tie in Shepherd’s half of the fifth.
The Rams stole four bases and drew seven walks to give themselves enough base runners.
Porter was 1-for-1 and drew two of the walks.
Shepherd was 8-2 overall and in the Mountain East Conference. UVa.-Wise was 0-2 in the conference and 0-6 overall.
The Rams had played 10 games and had yet to see their home field.
Weather permitting, the Rams are at Fairfax Field this weekend for 1 p.m. doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday against conference rival Charleston.