FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Colby College baseball team had a 4-3 lead over 21st-ranked Johns Hopkins University in the sixth inning, but the Blue Jays scored four in the bottom of the sixth to pull out a 7-4 victory in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday.
Johns Hopkins (10-2 overall) took a 13-3 win over the Mules in the opener. Colby drops to 2-3 overall and has Tuesday off before playing a doubleheader with St. Joseph’s (LI) on Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Colby had 13 hits in the second game, including three apiece from Jackson Ward and Ryder Arsenault. Matt Garcia added two hits and drove in two runs, while Will Phillips had two hits.
The Blue Jays struck for a lone run in the bottom of the second inning of the nightcap. The Mules scored three times in the third after Ward led off with an infield single, took second on an infield single by Arsenault, and both scored on Garcia’s triple to right center. William Wessman brought in Garcia when he grounded out to third base.
After the Blue Jays scored twice in the bottom of the third to tie the game, Colby went ahead 4-3 with a lone run in the top of the sixth. Matt Treveloni reached on an error and advanced to third on Ward’s single to right field. With two outs, Arsenault had a clutch single to left field to bring in the lead run.
Johns Hopkins led off the sixth inning with two straight walks and a bunt single to load the bases. The Blue Jays had three hits and a Colby error to couple with the walks to take the lead for good.
Emery Dinsmore pitched five innings for the Mules and had five strikeouts.