April 25, 2012

Keystone streak reaches 19

Keystone demonstrated why it's considered one of the best teams in the country. The No. 3 ranked Giants received a complete-game three-hit shutout from senior right-hander Connor Smith and won their 19th consecutive game, defeating New Jersey City, 6-0, in a non-conference contest at the Thomas M. Gerrity Athletic Complex. Keystone has not lost since March 30.

W&J catcher Ronny Peirish had a 4-for-5 day at the plate for the Presidents.
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Ronny Peirish capped a 4-for-5 day at the plate with a go-ahead, RBI single in the ninth inning as 19th-ranked Washington & Jefferson rallied from four runs down to defeat Thiel 5-4. The Presidents have now won nine consecutive conference games, while the Tomcats have lost five of their last seven contests.

Max Rosing hit a go-ahead two-run single and Matt June added a three-run triple in a five-run seventh inning as nationally seventh-ranked Cortland State rallied to defeat visiting Cazenovia, 7-3, in a non-league matchup. Cortland trailed 3-2 before batting around in the seventh. Ryan McAlary earned his first collegiate victory. He recorded the final out in the top of the seventh and was the pitcher of record when the Red Dragons took the lead. Adam Smith, the last of Cortland's seven relievers, earned his first save. He entered with two runners on and one out and induced a double play grounder to end the game.

Zach Galyean's single through the left side in the bottom of the 11th scored Alex Berlyn and lifted DePauw to a 7-6 win over Rose-Hulman at Walker Field. The win marked the second time in program DePauw has won 30 games in a season with the 2008 team finishing 35-11.

In their Wednesday matchup with Wooster, No. 1 Marietta was looking to avenge an early-season loss to the Scots. The Etta Express exacted a measure of revenge with a 15-9 win over the Fighting Scots. Four Pioneers collected three hits in the game. Jordan Grilliot led the way going 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double and six runs batted in. Bryan Gregorich was 3-for-5 with two doubles, while Evan Brockmeier finished 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI. Tim Saunders notched three hits in five at bats scoring twice and stealing two bases.

Shenandoah returned to action for the first time in eight days.
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No. 21 Shenandoah returned to the baseball diamond for the first time in eight days with a 4-2 non-league victory over Frostburg State. Shenandoah scored one run in the first and two more in the second to provide Cory Nelson with enough offense to top the Bobcats. Nelson allowed two runs on nine hits and three walks in 5.0 innings to earn the victory.

Ithaca snapped a four-game losing streak, beating host Oneonta 6-4. The Bombers took advantage of five Red Dragon errors and jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Oneonta came to bat. Luke Stark led the Bombers with a career-best three hits, including a two-run single that highlighted Ithaca's five-run first. The five-run outburst was helped by three errors, a wild pitch and a passed ball by Oneonta.

Nick Grady went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI to spark Southern Maine to a 7-4 victory over Babson at the USM Baseball Stadium. Grady had a key two-run double, and later scored a run, during the Huskies' four-run first inning.  He would hit his sixth triple of the season in the third inning, and had a leadoff single and scored an insurance run in the seventh inning.

Matt Hardy finished with a team-high three RBIs.
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Matt Hardy's bases-clearing triple highlighted a four-run, eighth-inning as Immaculata came from behind and defeated host Delaware Valley, 7-5, in a non-conference game. Delaware Valley brought the tying run to the plate with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but Immaculata's Richard Cusic retired the final two batters on ground outs to complete his third save of the season. Alex Kobylisnki pitched two perfect innings of relief and picked up the win.

Bryan Macomber’s one-out, bases loaded single through the left side broke a 3-3 tie and lifted MIT to a 4-3 win over Fisher. The Engineers, who had trailed 3-0 in the seventh, scored two in the seventh and once in the eighth and ninth to score the come-from-behind victory. With one down in the bottom of the ninth, Zach Carr was hit by a pitch to start the game-winning rally. Creed Mangrum and Ricardo Perez then stroked consecutive singles off of Izzy Velez to set up Mangrum’s game-winning hit.

Oswego State pitching staff allowed just four hits during the 14 innings of a 5-0 and 9-1 doubleheader sweep of Keuka. In game one, Adam Bishop and Dylan Kohlman combined to give up just one hit, while striking out 10 and walking no one. In game two, Brady Farkas, Michael Putillo, Sheldon Paura and Jon Silva all took the mound, fanning 10 and walking just one.

With eight runs in the first inning, Scranton was feeling pretty good early in its game against Wilkes. Little did they know they would need seven more runs in extra innings to put away the Colonels in a 19-13 victory. The Royals banged out 27 hits en route to their sixth win in their last eight games. Eddie Ravert led the attack with four hits, five RBIs, two runs scored. He blasted his first career home run in the eight-run first inning.

Matt Bitter hit his fifth home run of the season against Medaille.
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Penn State Behrend wrapped up the AMCC regular season with a sweep of Medaille.  The Lions took game one 7-1, before defeating the Mavericks, 9-2. With the two victories, Behrend has earned a first-round bye and the No. 2 seed in the AMCC playoffs. In game one, Mike Moyer was brilliant on the bump for the Lions.  After giving up an unearned run in the second, Moyer only allowed four hits the rest of the game to earn his fifth victory of the season. In game two, the first three innings proved to be the big difference. Behrend scored two in the first, four in the second, and three in the third for all of their scoring.

A trio of relievers each struck out three batters each and allowed just one hit in 5.1 innings to help Ohio Northern defeat Defiance 6-4 despite rainy conditions at Wander Fiel. A one-hour, 45 minute rain delay pushed the start time back, and the game was also called after six innings due to darkness.

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