Skipjacks bounce back, blast Monroe
Miller matches school RBI record to earn split with district rival
COCOA BEACH, Fla. - Robbie Miller drove in a school-record-tying seven runs Thursday night as Chesapeake College’s baseball team routed Northeast District rival Monroe (N.Y.) Community College, 15-6.
Will Delawter earned the victory, allowing only four hits over six innings, as the Skipjacks (12-3) won for the fifth time in seven games on their Florida trip. The win came two days after Monroe which lost to the Skipjacks in last year’s district title series hung a 7-1 loss on Chesapeake.
Tuesday’s loss made Thursday’s game a little more important than usual, according to Chesapeake head coach Frank Szymanski.
"Even though it’s just a regular-season game in Florida, we wanted to play well," said Szymanski. "We wanted to play better than we did on Tuesday, play hard, and see what happened."
What happened is the Skipjacks built a 14-0 lead before Monroe got on the board.
Miller had a two-run double during a four-run first inning, then singled in two more runs as part of a three-run second. Anthony Archie’s two-run, fourth-inning double preceded a two-run triple by Miller that gave Chesapeake a 12-0 cushion and finished off Monroe starting pitcher Kyle Hall.
Miller tied the school record for RBI in a game set by Scott Milligan in 1990 and matched by Clarke Rollins in 2005.
Justin Armiger went 3-for-4 with a double, and Mike Kelch was 2-for-5 with an RBI for the Skipjacks.
Delawter struck out eight and walked three with two hit batsmen.
"Will did a fantastic job and the team really played well behind him," said Szymanski.
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