March 18, 2011

Marietta's home opener is grand


Marietta scored seven runs in the seventh inning with the big hit coming of Tim Saunders bat, a grand slam home run.
Marietta photo by Mitch Casey Photography

Tim Saunders hit a grand slam in the seventh inning to propel no. 8 Marietta to an 8-4 victory over Maryville in its home opener at the Southeast Ohio Invitational inside the friendly confines of Don Schaly Stadium. John Snyder and Evan Brockmeiere both finished 2-for-3, while Saunders had a game-best four RBI in the comeback win

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Matt Wiegand, Lucas Henneman and Ryan Scherich combined for a seven-hit shutout, leading seventh-ranked Johns Hopkins to a nail-biting 1-0 victory over William Paterson in Phoenix, Arizona. Wiegand allowing five hits while striking out three in five innings to earn the win. Henneman allowed only one runner to reach scoring position in 3.1 innings, while Scherich closed out the win for the Blue Jays with two strikeouts to earn his first save of the year.

Fourteenth ranked St. Scholastica finished up its Florida trip by sweeping Richard Stockton, rallying to win game one, 5-4, and then taking game two 6-1. In the opener, the Saints had to rally twice in the final two innings to defeat the Ospreys. In game two, Jake Snyder concluded the Florida trip just like he started it by throwing a complete game. Snyder scattering six hits in the 6-1 victory.

Wheaton (Mass.) junior Dan Haugh became just the third player in program history and first since 2006 to drive in seven runs, leading the Lyons to a 13-6 triumph over RPI on Friday afternoon at Chain of Lakes Park in Florida. Haugh's monster day included going 4-for-6 with one run, as he was a triple short of hitting for the cycle, while making key defensive plays at third base.

Freshman Matt Olszewski went 4-for-4 with two RBI in Texas-Dallas's win over the Choctaws.
Texas-Dallas sports information

Mississippi College lost their fourth game in five tries with a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Texas-Dallas at Frierson Field. Derek Dallas scattered 11 hits and struck out six over eight innings to pick up the victory for the Comets.  Max Willard struck out two in the ninth to collect the save for Texas-Dallas.

Edgewood was riding high into Friday's doubleheader against St. Olaf , coming off an 18-hit performance the day before and sporting a five-game winning streak. However, the Oles' pitching staff held the Eagles in check all afternoon and St. Olaf claimed a 2-1 win in eight innings in game one and a 5-2 victory in the second game for the sweep.

Dave Ahern went 4-for-5 with five RBI and recorded a career-best three doubles to lead Babson past WPI 10-2 in the NEWMAC opener for both teams.

Rowan finished its spring break trip with a doubleheader sweep over Keystone, 6-1 and 5-0. In the first contest, right-hander Jeff White pitched six innings for the win. He allowed one earned run on four hits and struck out six hitters. In the nightcap, it was left-hander Curtis Arsi who was the winning pitcher. He only surrendered two hits in his six innings with eight strikeouts.

Matt Wild finished 3-for-6 with a triple, double, two RBI and two runs scored in Cortland State's win.
Cortlnad State sports information

Cortland State scored four runs in the top of the 11th inning to snap a 14-14 tie and hung on to defeat the Southern Maine Huskies, 18-15, in a non-conference baseball game in Auburndale, Florida.  The win was the fifth straight for the 20th ranked Red Dragons. The Huskies, playing the first of 10 games in Florida, had their three-game win streak stopped. Southern Maine, which came into the game batting .423 as a team after four games, pounded out 23 hits in the loss. 

Amherst dropped the first game of a doubleheader against Endicott, 7-3, but Max McKenna fired a five-hit complete game to lead the Jeffs to an 8-0 win in the nightcap.
As the hosts of this weekend’s California Invite, the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen were anything but hospitable to their guests as they were able to extend their win streak by another two games with a 4-3 victory over Puget Sound, and a 11-0 win (8 inn.) against Carleton. Cal Lutheran's winning streak is the longest since 2004.

Widener took a four-run lead in the first inning on the strength of Dan Sieracki's three-run home run and Dennis Hocker's run scoring single and never looked back in a 9-5 win over Lebanon Valley in its first game Commonwealth Conference game of the season. Sieracki finished with three hits, seven total bases and two runs scored for the Pride (11-4, 1-0). Jason Brooke notched three hits and three runs scored.