AACC Baseball Wins 3 of 5 Over Busy Weekend
April 16, 2012By Duane Herr of ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
With a five game weekend ahead of them the Pioneers strapped down and went to work winning 3 of the 5 to improve to 28-13 with an 8-7 MD JUCO record. More importantly two of those five games were against Division I rival Potomac State College of West Virginia with whom the Pioneers split with to move to 3-3 in Division 1 play.
The weekend started with a Friday home against CCBC Essex (17-14, 10-8 MD JUCO). AACC topped Essex 5-4 for the conference victory.
Zach Weiss led the Pioneers with a 3 for 4 day including an RBI and hit by pitch. Daniel Seeba went 2 for 2 scoring twice, with 2 HBP, a walk and 2 stolen bases. Sam Myers also added two hits and a stolen base. Kevin Kean blasted a homerun and Braden Goughenour collected a pair of RBI’s. Burnell Dailey added a double, sac and run scored. Conner Hall pitched 3.1 innings for the Pioneers surrendering two runs on four hits while striking out five. Rob Warwick earned the W on the mound pitching an inning of one hit ball.
On Saturday April 14th, AACC Baseball hit the road for a doubleheader against College of Southern Maryland (13-27, 6-17 MD JUCO). The Pioneers dropped the first game 8-12 despite hitting three homeruns in the game.
Seeba was 2 for 4 with a three run homerun. Kean went 2 for 5 with a homerun and double. Goughenour collected the third homerun on a 1 for 2 day while drawing two walks and stealing a base. Dailey had a 2 for 4 game one with a double, run scored and hit by pitch. Sam Myers and Kody Hines rounded out the Pioneer offense with three RBI combined.
Game two of the doubleheader would go the way of AACC as the Pioneers earned a 7-5 extra inning victory over CSM.
Dailey, Goughenour and Seeba again would lead offensively going a combined 7 for 10 scoring 5 runs and driving in two. Ryan Schoenbauer went 2 for 3 with a triple, RBI, 2 runs and stolen base. Hines added 2 RBI. On the mound Thomas Lacey pitched 4 innings allowing five hits and two runs. Warwick earned his second win in three games pitching 2.1 innings without allowing a run.
Carrying a 2-1 weekend record into Sunday the Pioneers had a big task ahead of them; a doubleheader against reigning Region 20, Division I Champs Potomac State (17-19).
With a 2-2 record in DI play so far this season the Pioneers needed a solid showing to boost their post season hopes. In game one the Pioneers hit up and down the line up to manufacture five runs. Pitcher Brooks Miller continued his dominance on the mound this season collecting his sixth victory as AACC defeated Potomac State 5-3.
Goughenour and Kean each collected two hits on the day. Dailey, Hines and Myers each added hits and RBIs. Brandon Eady was 1-1 with a sacrifice and run scored. Warwick was brought in to close the door and did just that as he forced a double play to end the game.
Potomac State would deny the sweep as they came back in game two to top AACC 17-7. Goughenour and Seeba collected another couple of hits to add to their weekend. Hines and Myers also had hits. Zach Weiss collected an RBI.
Several Pioneers had big weekends at the plate and on the mound.
Daniel Seeba: 8-12 (.666 avg.) 7 runs, 6 RBI, 7 stolen bases,homerun, 3 doubles, 4 walks
Braden Goughenour: 8-17 (.470), 5 RBI, homerun
Burnell Dailey: 7-18 (.388) 2 doubles, triple, 5 runs
Kevin Kean: 5-16 (.312) 5 runs, 3 RBI, 2 homeruns, double, triple
Rob Warick: WP vs. Essex, WP vs. CSM, Save vs. Potomac State, 4.1 IP, 4 Hits, 3 Strikeouts, 0 earned runs
Tuesday April 24th brings another day of competition as AACC Baseball will host CCBC Dundalk (12-21, 7-11 conference) for a 3pm MD JUCO contest.