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Dulaney edges Towson in baseball

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It might be tough for Dulaney coach Ryan Wolfsheimer to get much more out of senior Kris Ewers in a game than he did against host Towson Wednesday.

Ewers overpowered the Generals on the mound, striking out six batters in three innings of relief work.

He also had a two-run home run in the top of seventh inning to lead Dulaney to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory.

"I don't know anybody on this team that wants to be win more than he does," Wolfsheimer said.

Dulaney (2-1) had trouble figuring out Towson senior right-hander Aidan Miller in the first three innings as he struck out five and yielded only one hit, a double to Kurtis Ewers down the right-field line.   

Towson (1-2) took a 3-0 lead in the third inning. Sam Stark laced a double down the left-field line, which scored Tyler Crockett and Nick Krebs.

After Kyle Kershner sacrificed Stark to third, the third baseman came home on Scott Ward's ground out.

The Lions slowly chipped away at Towson's lead, scoring runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

Dulaney tied the game in the sixth when Devin Conroy plated Kris Ewers with a single to center field.

Then came Kris Ewers' heroics in the seventh with two outs. Kershner, a senior left-hander who replaced Miller in the sixth inning, hit Bryce Harrison with a pitch. Two batters later, Ewers clubbed a two-run homer to the right-center field gap to make it 5-3.

Towson threatened to tie it in the bottom of the inning. Krebs led off with an infield single and stole second. Ewers struck out Stark before Kershner knocked in Krebs on a single to left.

But Ewers retired the last two hitters to get the victory.

"That last pitcher threw the ball very hard," Towson coach Brad Eastham said. "We weren't able to get that much going after the third inning."  

 

 

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