Adding another chapter to Washington College notebook

CHESTERTOWN — In all-star voting by the Centennial Conference head baseball coaches, Washington College senior infielder Logan Yi of Aldie, Virginia and sophomore catcher Drew Kinsey of Monkton (Hereford High School) were selected to the elite first team.

While the Shoremen finished near the cellar of the 10-school conference, Yi and Kinsey stood out among the best.

Yi set the program record of 62 hits in a single season, eclipsing the previous mark that had stood since 2012. He batted .428 with six home runs and 42 RBI while starting all 39 games for 10-29 Washington.

As the team MVP, Yi led Washington in runs scored (45), hits, doubles (14), RBI, total bases (96), walks (25), on-base percentage (.506) and sacrifice flies (4), and was second in slugging percentage (.662) and home runs.

He finished first in the conference in hits, second in batting average, third in doubles and eighth or better in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs scored and RBI.

Kinsey, who appeared in 29 games with 28 starts, established a program record of nine home runs in a season. The previous record was eight, and was shared by three players.

He led the Shoremen in slugging percentage (.757) and was second with a .379 batting average. 

Also, senior left-hander Izaiah Santiago of Canadensis, Pennsylvania represented Washington on the conference’s All-Sportsmanship Team. He led the Shoremen in innings pitched (57.1), strikeouts (56) and starts (11).

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The college’s trap and skeet team placed ninth among 29 Division III schools that competed in all six disciplines at the 2024 ACUI-SCTP Collegiate Clay Target National Championships in early spring.

The Shoremen hit 2,632 out of 3,000 targets.

This was their final competition of the year.

Gage Williams and Carter Weems became the first Washington shooters to connect on 90% of their targets at the event; Williams hit 547 out of 600 total targets for a clip of 91.17% and Weems made contact on 546 out of 600 for a rate of 91%. 

The Shoremen’s highest place-finish was sixth in doubles skeet. They broke 448 out of a possible 500 targets — just five targets out of second place; they were led by Williams (95/100), Weems (93/100), Hunter Clark  (88/100), Chris Johnson  (87/100) and Colin Krug (85/100). 

Krug was fourth in C Class, and he just missed making the podium.

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BRONX, N.Y. — The college’s sailing team wrapped up its spring racing season at the America Trophy regatta, which is the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association’s open dinghy championship.

The top 18 teams in the MAISA regular-season standings qualified for the fleet racing championship April 20-21.  SUNY Maritime College hosted.

Washington finished next to last.

Freshman Patrick Tis (races 1-4 and 9-10) and junior Joseph Bonacci (races 5-8 and 11-15) skippered for the Shore sailors in the A Division, with freshman Nora Ciak serving as crew. 

Senior Kennedy Jones was the skipper for all races in the B Division, with freshman Rachel Morgen (races 1-3 and 7-8) and senior Laurel Krause (races 4-6 and 9-15) as crew.

Regatta winner Georgetown (149 points) and runner-up St. Mary’s (154) automatically qualified for the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Open Fleet Racing National Championships, May 24-27.

Navy (177), University of Pennsylvania (203) and Webb Institute (206) rounded out the top five.

The course was set up between the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Whitestone Bridge, and the distinct East River currents had an impact on the first day of racing. After a delayed start because of a lack of wind, six races in each division were completed.

The remaining nine races in each boat took place on Sunday, April 21.

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WAYNESBORO, Pa. — The college’s golf team placed eighth out of eight teams in the Centennial Conference tournament April 26-28 at the Waynesboro Country Club.

Muhlenberg was the host school.

Franklin & Marshall won its 14th title overall and fourth straight with a three-round score of 866 (295-285-286), 12 strokes better than runner-up Swarthmore.

The Diplomats’ 866 is the second-lowest 54-hole team score in CC Championship history.

Gettysburg junior Daniel Suter defeated F&M junior Roy Anderson on the second playoff hole for medalist honors.

Suter fired a program-tying record round of 67 on the last day that included three birdies in the final seven holes to card a weekend total of 214 and force a playoff. He carded an even-par 72 on Friday and a round of 75 on Saturday.

Anderson recorded five birdies in the final round to earn the tie for first.

On the first playoff hole, Suter and Anderson had their tee shots land near each other. Anderson put his approach shot on the 511-yard, par-5 on the green while Suter went long into the bunker. Suter chipped out and then sank a long birdie putt before Anderson two-putted for his birdie, sending the playoff to the 310-yard, par-4 second hole.

Suter drove the green before Anderson came up just short. Suter was able to two-putt and sink his second birdie of the playoff after Anderson had missed his birdie putt.

Washington’s top performers were juniors Colby Byer (89-86-78, 253) and John Matthai (84-82-87, 253).

Rounding out the team that competed in the CC tournament were freshman Matt Young (91-94-82, 267), sophomore Ben McCumber (88-91-89, 268) and senior Quincy Adams (125-101-103, 329)

Schools send out five golfers and discard the highest score.

Matthai of Towson (Gilman School) represented Washington on the conference’s All-Sportsmanship Team. He also was the Shoremen’s MVP.

After a lapse of 60-plus years, Washington brought back golf as a varsity sport in the fall.

Washington opened its 2023-24 season the first weekend of October at the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic, coincidentally at the Waynesboro Country Club

Dan Philippon, who has been the PGA head golf pro at Chester River Yacht & Country Club since July of 2020, is the Shoremen’s coach and CRY&CC is their home course.

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CHESTERTOWN — Senior Karl Hoegstedt of West Chester, Pennsylvania and junior Aaradith Ravichandran of Chennai, India earned All-Centennial Conference recognition in voting by the conference’s head men’s tennis coaches.

Hoegstedt three-peated on the first team in singles, and the duo of Hoegstedt and Ravichandran landed on the second team.

Hoegstedt, the Shoremen’s No. 1 player, went 11-6 on the season and 5-3 in the conference. Two of his wins were against regionally ranked opponents.

He graduates with an overall record of 44-18 in singles and 33-23 in doubles; as an All-American in singles in 2023; as a two-time team MVP; and as recipient of Washington College’s Eldridge Eliason Award as the senior male student who, with scholastic standing in the upper half of the class, has accomplished the most in the field of athletics.

The team of Hoegstedt and Ravichandran went 5-5 overall and 4-4 in conference play.

Also, freshman Tichi Chialva of Cordoba, Argentina represented Washington on the conference’s All-Sportsmanship Team.

Washington finished 6-11 overall and 3-5 in the conference.

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CHESTERTOWN — Freshman tennis player Carrie Lord of Dover, Delaware represents the Shore ladies on the Centennial Conference’s All-Sportsmanship Team.

She played primarily at fifth singles and third doubles for Washington, which finished 4-5 in the conference and 5-13 on the season.

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