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Skipjacks use 10-run first to overwhelm Owls
Hundred-Inning Game fundraiser scheduled for Friday

LARGO, October 18 – For all intents and purposes, this game was over before the hosts even came to bat.

Will Delawter had two first-inning hits Tuesday afternoon as Chesapeake College’s baseball team put together a 10-run first on the way to a 12-4 victory over host Prince George’s Community College. Delawter (two runs, RBI) was one of four Skipjacks to have a multiple-hit game in the five-inning victory.

"The boys gave another outstanding effort, which is always good to see," said Chesapeake head coach Frank Szymanski, whose Skipjacks finished their fall season with a 14-6 record. "It’s been a very productive fall for us."

Brad Brainer (run, two RBI) went 3-for-4 to pace the Skipjacks, who also received two hits from Jimmy Carroll (three runs, two RBI) and Anthony Archie (run, RBI). Five different Skipjacks – Delawter, Chris Majerowicz, Taylor Leeson, Joey Sable, and Richard Grasso – each pitched an inning in the win.

Szymanski said the fall season – cut short by one game when Harford Community College cancelled Wednesday’s scheduled contest – has played an important role in the Skipjacks’ preparations to defend their Region XX and Northeast District championships next spring.

"We got a lot of games in during September when the weather was so nice, and we were also able to play a lot of intra-squad games," said Szymanski. "We spent a lot of time evaluating our players to see who was comfortable in various roles."

While fall workouts will officially end Friday with the team’s "Hundred-Inning Game" – which is a fundraiser for the team’s Florida trip next spring – Szymanski said offseason work will continue.

"We’ve got a lot of work to do in the areas of strength and conditioning," said Szymanski, who expects to see his players in the weight room and the exercise room – and also in the library. "The most important thing is making sure our players concentrate on their academics. After all, that should be the main reason why they’re here."

Szymanski admitted he’s anxious for the spring to arrive so the team can attempt to earn another trip to the NJCAA Division II World Series.

"We’re excited about the opportunity to defend our (region and district) championships in the spring and try to get back to the World Series," said Szymanski.

Chesapeake plays its annual "Hundred-Inning Game" Friday starting at 9 a.m. Players get businesses and individuals to sponsor them for each inning they play, with the proceeds defraying player costs for the spring trip.

Szymanski said interested individuals and businesses can contact him (410-827-5828) if they wish to make a donation toward the spring trip.

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