W&J Claims Fourth-Straight Win With 10-4 Victory Over Hope
AUBURNDALE, Fla. – A strong outing from sophomore pitcher Eddie Nogay (Weirton, W.Va./Madonna) combined with another offensive outburst led the Washington & Jefferson College baseball team to a 10-4 victory against Hope (Mich.) on Monday afternoon.
Nogay allowed just one unearned run during eight innings of work, while striking out four and scattering five hits, as he picked up his first victory of the season. Nogay retired 12-straight batters between the third and seventh innings. He was aided by a pair of dazzling defensive plays from senior shortstop Aaron Klinec (North Olmsted, Ohio/St. Ignatius) and one from sophomore third baseman Kyle McLain (East Amherst, N.Y./Canisius).
The W&J offense remained hot as it produced double-digit runs for the fourth consecutive outing. Sophomore right fielder Josh Staniscia (Export, Pa./Franklin Regional) went 3-for-4 at the plate and knocked in four runs. Classmate Scott Liller (Moon Township, Pa./Moon) also produced three hits and scored three runs, while junior center fielder Scott Brady (Allison Park, Pa.Hampton) and sophomore catcher Ronny Peirish (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) both collected two hits and a pair of RBI.
Staniscia gave W&J a 2-1 lead with two-run single that scored Liller and Brady during the top of the third inning.
The Presidents tacked on four more runs two frames later. Brady and Klinec both rapped run-scoring singles and Staniscia followed with a sacrifice fly. Two batters later, McLain knocked in the fourth run of the inning with a single to right field.
W&J would never be threatened the rest of the way, as it won its fourth consecutive game by six or more runs.
The Presidents have a quick turnaround, as they will face Oglethorpe (Ga.) in Winter Haven at 9:00 am on Tuesday.