Chesapeake blanks CSM; win streak hits seven games
Shaklee, Abdalla, and Dunn combine on five-hit shutout for Skipjacks
WYE MILLS Three pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout Thursday against the College of Southern Maryland as the Skipjacks (16-5 overall, 7-1 league) registered a 6-0 baseball victory for their seventh straight win.
Chris Shaklee allowed four hits, two walks and two hit batsmen over seven innings to earn the win. He struck out nine including Thomas Thayer, the last batter he faced, with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh before turning the game over to the bullpen.
Danny Abdalla allowed one hit in a scoreless eighth and Chip Dunn pitched a perfect ninth inning.
Chesapeake head coach Frank Szymanski praised Shaklee’s effort, particularly the way he battled at the end.
"Chris really threw well. He threw a lot of strikes and kept them off balance," said Szymanski. "He got in a little hot water in the seventh, but it was a good sign that he was able to bear down and make the right pitch at the right time."
Szymanski said the defense and hitting was also impressive.
"We played errorless ball, so the defense was there," he said. "And I thought we hit the ball pretty well (12 hits)."
Nick Beall (3-for-4) had a run-scoring hit in the first inning to give Chesapeake a 1-0 lead. Billy Felo (2-for-4) slammed a solo home run to start a four-run third that included Chris Bell’s RBI single and Richie McMahon’s two-run single.
Anthony Ragos capped the scoring with an RBI single in the sixth. Zach Larson (2-for-3) joined Beall and Felo with multiple-hit games for the Skipjacks.
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