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Skipjacks’ bats batter Harford, 19-9
Chesapeake wins sixth game as Felgenhouer moves to 3-0

BEL AIR – It took a while for the Skipjacks to get untracked offensively – but when they did, the results were impressive.

Chesapeake College’s baseball team scored 19 runs over the last five innings Tuesday afternoon to hang a 19-9, seven-inning loss on host Harford Community College. Brad Brainer and Will Delawter each hit home runs as the Skipjacks (6-1 overall, 5-1 Maryland JuCo) pounded out 17 hits.

On a day featuring plenty of offense, Chesapeake head coach Frank Szymanski had special praise for a pitcher. Justin Felgenhouer, who came into the game with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth inning, shut out Harford over the final 2 2/3 innings to earn the win in relief of Nick Lemmer.

"Harford was making a charge at us and he (Felgenhouer) came in and closed the door," said Szymanski after Felgenhouer improved his record to 3-0.

Harford took 2-0 and 5-4 leads, but the Skipjacks took over with a four-run fourth inning. Jimmy Carroll drove home the tying run with a single and scored the go-ahead run on Anthony Archie’s double during a fourth-inning explosion that also included Justin Armiger’s two-run single.

The Skipjacks, who are averaging 11 runs per game this season, knocked out Harford starting pitcher Buddy Briedenbaugh during a five-run fifth. Brainer greeted reliever Adam O’Brien with a three-run homer as the Skipjacks built a 13-5 lead.

Harford bounced back with four runs in the home fifth before Felgenhouer took over to lock up the win.

Carroll and Armiger each had three hits and four RBI. Brainer and Robbie Miller each had two hits and three RBI, while Delawter and Archie also had two hits apiece.

Chesapeake hosts CCBC-Essex Thursday at 3 p.m.

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