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’Jacks rally from 6-0 deficit to earn Garrett split
Chesapeake wins three-of-four on weekend road trip

McHENRY – All it took was one hit – albeit a very long one – to jumpstart the Skipjacks’ comeback.

Mathieu Vallieres hit a three-run homer to key a six-run third inning that erased a 6-0 Lakers lead as Chesapeake College rallied for a 12-9 victory over Garrett College Sunday afternoon in the second game of a baseball doubleheader.

Chesapeake, which scored 39 runs Saturday while sweeping a doubleheader from Harford Community College, had already dropped a 7-0 decision to Garrett in Game 1 before falling in a 6-0 hole in Game 2.

"We had a wake-up call," said Chesapeake head coach Frank Szymanski of Vallieres’ home run. "We got a couple of guys on base, a timely hit and all of a sudden we were back to where we had been on Saturday. We hadn’t been on the board all day. Once we got on the board, we got our confidence back and started having fun."

The Skipjacks (31-13 overall, 19-8 league) will play Garrett on Saturday in an NJCAA Region XX play-in game. The site of the game is to be determined since Chesapeake and Garrett tied for fourth place in the region with 2-6 regional records.

Chris Bell (three RBI) and Andrew Markey (RBI) each went 3-for-4 while Vallieres (three walks, three RBI) and Derek Richards (RBI) were each 2-for-2 to lead Chesapeake’s 14-hit attack.

The Skipjacks took the lead for good with a two-run sixth, featuring Mike Turner’s RBI single and Markey’s run-scoring double, to break an 8-8 tie.

Ryan Staton pitched the final 3 1/3 inning innings to earn the win.

Garrett College 7, Chesapeake College 0

McHENRY – Brandon Piper pitched a complete-game four-hitter as the Lakers won Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader.

Garrett Rogers was 2-for-4 and scored a run, and teammate Ricky Cordito scored twice for the Lakers. J.J. Corriveau went 2-for-3 to lead the Skipjacks.

Chesapeake College 18, Harford CC 2

BELAIR – Jesse Savage (4-for-4, three RBI) and Mathieu Vallieres (2-for-2, four RBI) each hit home runs, while Derek Richards went 3-for-5 with two RBI Saturday to lead Chesapeake’s 13-hit attack in Game 1.

The losing Owls committed four errors while their pitching staff walked five batters and hit two more in the five-inning game.

Devin Gardner pitched a complete-game eight-hitter with three strikeouts and one walk to earn the win.

Chesapeake College 21, Harford CC 14

BEL AIR – J.J. Corriveau went 4-for-4, scored four runs, drove in four more, and stole four bases as the Skipjacks put together a 10-run seventh inning that included home runs by Mike Turner, Andrew Markey and Mathieu Vallieres.

Turner (3-for-4, five RBI) hit two home runs. Vallieres, Markey, Chris Bell (three RBI), Mike Liddell (two RBI), Jesse Savage (RBI), and Derek Richards each had two hits for the Skipjacks, who finished with 19 hits.

Ryan Staton, the last of four Chesapeake pitchers, pitched the final two innings to get the win.

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