Washington & Jefferson Tops Thomas More in 15 Innings



regional-blueTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Washington & Jefferson College won its second extra inning game in the same day with an 11-8 victory in 15 innings over Thomas More College at the NCAA Division III Mideast Baseball Regional at Rose-Hulman on Friday night.

Washington & Jefferson battled its way to an 8-7 victory over Wooster in 13 innings on Friday morning.  The late Friday night game, which lasted five hours and ended at 2 a.m. on Saturday, featured Washington & Jefferson winning two games that totaled 28 innings in the same day.

Washington & Jefferson trailed 7-3 after three innings, and rallied with two runs in the fourth, once in the seventh and once in the eighth to force extra innings.

Mike Vizzini tossed eight scoreless innings in relief for Washington & Jefferson, before Eddie Nogay entered the game and added four more scoreless innings prior to the 15th.  David Etscheid held Washington & Jefferson scoreless from the ninth until the 15th inning.

Scott Brady led the Presidents with five hits, including a double, two runs and one RBI.  Ronny Peirish added four hits, two runs scored and two RBIs.  Scott Liller and Josh Staniscia contributed three hits each to the 25-hit attack for Washington & Jefferson.

Cody Makin slapped four singles to lead the Thomas More offense.  David Kennett and Ryan Darner had two hits each for the Saints.

Washington & Jefferson finished a day that lasted nine hours on the field with two NCAA Division III Tournament victories.  The Presidents (33-12) return to action at noon on Saturday against Marietta.  Thomas More ended the season with a 31-16 overall record.