Brandywine sweeps River Valley at Notre Dame
Published 6:38 am Wednesday, March 30, 2016
NOTRE DAME — The Brandywine baseball team opened the 2016 season with a sweep of River Valley at Notre Dame’s Eck Stadium Monday night.
The Bobcats (2-0) defeated the Mustangs (0-2) 11-1 and 10-0. Both games lasted just five innings.
Mark Conrad and Zach Grishaber combined on a no-hitter in the nigthtcap, with seven strikeouts and four walks. Conrad worked the first three innings to pick up the victory.
Vinny Peel doubled and drove in two runs, while Hunter Janowiak was 2-for-2 as Brandywine finished with six hits.
In the opener, Toby Fox earned the victory while Chandler Plew and Austin Balos also saw time on the mound. They combined on a three-hitter.
Janowiak and Plew were both 2-for-3 with a double for the Bobcats, who also got a double from Fox.
Chelsie Luczkowski went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs as Brandywine earned a split with visiting Hartford in non-conference softball Monday.
The Bobcats dropped an 8-4 decision to the Indians in the opener despite Makenna Hartline going 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs.
In the nightcap, Morgan Crocker picked up the win and hit a home run in a game that was shortened by darkness.
Crocker also had a double in the opening game, while Kiya Lintz doubled in the nightcap.
HARTFORD 8-9, BRANDYWINE 4-12
At Brandywine High School
Hartford 221 200 1 – 8 9 1
Brandywine 020 002 0 – 4 11 6
Miller (W) and Riley; Morgan Crocker (L), Audrey Longley (1) and Chelsie Luczkowski
2B: Mari Wesaw (H), Crocker (BW), Luczkowski (BW)
HR: Makenna Hartline (BW)
Hartford 302 040 – 9 12 1
Brandywine 102 09x – 12 16 1
Longley (2), Destiny Bennett (W), Crocker (1) and Luczkowski; Miller (L) and Riley
2B: Kiya Lintz (BW), Luczkowski (BW), Wesaw (H), Evans (H)
HR: Crocker (BW), Riley (H)
Varsity record: Brandywine 1-1
BRANDYWINE 11-10, RIVER VALLEY 1-0
At Notre Dame
River Valley 010 00 – 1 3 3
Brandywine 422 3x – 11 9 1
Toby Fox (W, 1-0), Chandler Plew (3), Austin Balos (5)
2B: Mark Conrad (BW), Fox (BW), Hunter Janowiak (BW)
River Valley 000 00 – 0 0 1
Brandywine 140 05 – 10 6 0
Mark Conrad (W, 1-0), Zach Grishaber (4)
2B: Vinny Peel (BW)
Varsity records: River Valley 0-2, Brandywine 2-0