Captains ground Sea Gulls
The highly anticipated regional battle between third-ranked Christopher Newport and fifth-ranked Salisbury went in favor of the Captains today, 4-2, after being forced to extra innings. Senior Ben Lenda drove in the game-winning run with a two-out RBI single in the top of the tenth to lead CNU to its sixth straight 20-win season.It was sophomore lefty Nick Santalucia that got the call to start for the Captains. CNU staked him to a 2-0 lead early and Santalucia spun a gem against the tough offense. He didn't allow a runner to advance beyond second base in six innings of work, scattering five hits while striking out four.
|Andrew Brawley went 3-for-4
with one run scored and one RBI in a DH
Olivet photo by Laurie Kort
Olivet swept a MIAA doubleheader from Calvin in Grand Rapids. In
the first game, junior pitcher Jay Magro allowed only three hits
and junior Andrew Brawley tied a single-game school record with
three doubles, as the Comets beat the Knights, 4-3. In the second
game, senior Sean Alexander threw a complete game, four-hitter to
lead Olivet to a 3-2 win.
Senior Steve Sanguiliano's homer in the third inning proved to be the difference as the #4 Kean edged York (Pa.) by the final of 4-3, in non-conference action. Sanguiliano finished the day with a 1-for-4 performance with his second home run of the year, a two-run shot. He also picked up his second save of the year as he tossed two thirds of an inning to close out the ninth and help Kean to improve to 14-5.
No. 19 Shenandoah reached the 20-win mark for the ninth straight season thanks to a 6-4 non-league victory over Elizabethtown. Shenandoah had to rally twice to finally dispatch Elizabethtown. Senior Jake Pendergraft had the game-winning hit with a two-run HR to left. Pendergraft's dinger plated Corbin Lucas, who had been hit by a pitch while Pendergraft was on deck.
Lewis & Clark earned a 10-1 victory over Oberlin in game one
of the two game Spring Break series. Freshman Kyle Tibbett earned
the complete game victory for the Pioneers. Senior Michael Ball
ended the game 3-for-4 from the plate and scoring twice. Freshmen
Eric Hyan and Mike Kinkenon and seniors Parker Dane and Nick Lavin
each finished the game 2-for-4 from the plate. Kinkenon led the
team with four RBI's, while Lavin picked up three.
Southern Maine scored nine times in the fifth inning as the Huskies rolled to a 12-1 win over the Maine-Farmington at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational at Lake Myrtle Park this afternoon. Yates went the distance for the first time in his collegiate career allowing nine hits and two walks while striking out one. The game was stopped after seven innings on the 10-run rule.
|Nick Fischer had four hits
and scored three times in the win over Maine-Presque
DeSales photo by Pat Jacoby
For the second time this season DeSales tied the record for most
runs in a game with 26, in a 26-4 win over Maine-Presque Isle.
DeSales also scored 26 runs in a Freedom Conference game vs.
Delaware Valley last week, tying the mark set in 1996 vs. Eastern,
The Bulldogs were also within one walk of tying the mark for most
walks in a game, being handed first base 13 times.
Freshman Bryan Egan rapped out four hits and drove in four runs to lead Tufts to a 17-0 victory over Mass Maritime at Commodore Hendy Field. The visiting Jumbos plated all of the runs they would need in their first at-bat, taking advantage of a two-out error and jumping out to a 4-0 cushion on RBI singles by Eric Weikert, Nate Izzo, and Egan.
Fitchburg State suffered an 11 inning, 9-8 setback to Curry in non-conference action at D. Forbes Will Field this afternoon. After an exciting ten innings of play, Curry plated a single run in the bottom of the 11th inning, using an RBI hit from junior Matt Rodriguez to drive home senior Carlos Cornejo who led off the inning with a double to left-center.
Chris Ganoe tosses out the ceremonial first pitch in
honor of his grandfather, Rick Ganoe. A long-time Eastern
scoreboard operator, Rick passed away earlier this
Three relief pitchers combined on four shutout innings to help lift Eastern Connecticut State to a 7-3 non-conference victory over Roger Williams at the Eastern Baseball Stadium. Ranked 8th nationally Eastern never trailed after scoring three runs in the first inning off starter Bryan Motta on three hits, an error and a walk, then scored twice more in the fifth off reliever Brendan Telfer on two hits, two walks (one intentional) and a hit batter after Roger Williams had pulled to within a run. The Warriors have won six of their last seven while Roger Williams had captured its last two entering the game.
Freshman right fielder Dean Grasso belted a two-run homer, the first of his career, in the bottom of the sixth inning to help propel Rhode Island past Becker , 4-2, at Anchorman Field in non-conference action.
Hope and MIAA rival Kalamazoo split a doubleheader dominated by the pitchers. The Flying Dutchmen won the opener 2-1 behind a seventh inning rally while Kalamazoo captured the nightcap with a complete game pitching performance 2-0. In the opener senior Adams Clements pitched his 17th career complete game behind a four-hitter. He is one shy of the Hope career mark for complete games set by Nate DeVisser from 1998-2001. The Flying Dutchmen rallied with two runs in the seventh inning with Jon Ponte collecting the game-winning RBI. Kalamazoo's Tommy Carlon limited the Flying Dutchmen to four hits in the nightcap.
Randolph-Macon scored all eight runs in the first two innings of the ball game to cruise to an 8-3 victory over N.C. Wesleyan at Bauer Field. The Yellow Jackets improved to 12-11-1 on the year, while the Bishops dropped to 15-18 overall.
Sean Vollenweider delivered a walk-off, 2-run single in the bottom of the 10th inning that lifted Ohio Wesleyan to a win over Muskingum at Littick Field. With the Bishops trailing, 5-4, and down to their last out with the bases empty, freshman J.J. Buckey beat out a chopper to the left side of the infield, then stole second. Steve Gaydos followed with a walk, and James Toland followed with a grounder that Muskie shortstop Nathan Hunt mishandled, loading the bases. Vollenweider then sent a ball to the gap in right center, scoring the tying and winning runs.
Kevin Greene was 3 for 4 with a triple, double and single to lead Westfield State to a 7-5 victory over Springfield in non-conference baseball action