March 28, 2011

TCNJ ends Alvernia's win streak

Nick Cifelli bases-clearing double in the eighth inning iced The College of New Jersey's 13th win of the season.
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The College of New Jersey snapped one streak and extended its own as they defeated Alvernia 6-1. The Lions won their ninth straight game and stopped the Crusaders's 15-game winning steak in a key regional contest. Connor Henderson turned in another sterling performance and was backed by an offense hat has been firing on all cylinders. Henderson pitcher six scoreless innings limiting Alvernia to six hits while striking out five.

Junior Aaron Schuldt threw a three-hitter with nine strikeouts and one walk as nationally ranked Cortland opened its SUNYAC schedule with a 7-1 victory over Brockport State. Schuldt allowed just one unearned run over his nine innings of work to improve to 2-1 on the season. Kyle Smith suffered the loss for Brockport and is 3-1 this spring. He gave up nine hits and six runs, three earned, in six and one-third innings.

No. 1 Shenandoah earned its 20th victory of the season with a 7-2 non-league victory over Virginia Wesleyan. The Hornets got all of the offense it would need in the bottom of the third by scoring six runs on six hits. Clint DeHaven had the big blow, crushing a fastball over the right-field fence for a grand slam home run off of Marlins starter Jimmy Bowman.

Cal Lutheran was playing catch up all day after a first inning two-run homer by Joe Buckley gave visiting La Verne the early lead. The Kingsmen brought the tying run to the plate twice in the ninth but both went down via strikeouts and the Leopards completed the extended weekend series sweep, winning 10-7 on Monday.

Freshman Jon Lapp scooped up his second pitching win of the season as Messiah defeated Johns Hopkins.
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Messiah rattled off their seventh straight win at Starry Field, and perhaps the most impressive yet. Behind a strong blend of offense and a phenomenal pitching performance by freshman sensation Jon Lapp, Messiah took down nationally-ranked Johns Hopkins by a 9-1 score. Lapp, making his fourth start of the season for Messiah, threw a gem for six innings, holding the 12th-ranked Blue Jays without a single run. He allowed just three hits and three walks, while striking out three batters.

A six-run sixth inning propelled Saint Vincent to its fourth straight win, a 9-5 decision over Geneva at Bearcat Ballfield. The Bearcat offense totaled 12 hits on the day, as all nine starters recorded at least one safety, with Zack Galasso, Steve Bayko, and Zach Bush each going 2-for-4.  Saint Vincent took advantage of five Geneva errors on the day, which led to four unearned runs.

Westfield State scored four runs in the both the first and second innings in coasting to a 10-0 win over Elms. The owls collected six hits, all in the first two innings, off losing pitcher Derek Leal, who threw four complete innings, walking eight and hitting two batters.

Eastern Connecticut State was out-hit 12-6 but the Warriors capitalized on three walks and two errors to score four runs in the fifth in an 8-4 win over Suffolk at Adams Field. With one hit each, first baseman Tyler Turgeon, hit safely in his 12 straight game and third baseman Joe Balowski extended his hitting sreak  to ten.

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