Johns Hopkins takes Centennial lead

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Johns Hopkins's Zach Jaffe scores on Brian Lin's walk-off home run. One batter earlier, Jaffe's two-out RBI single tied the game 4-4.
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Brian Lin crushed a 3-2 pitch well over the leftfield wall for a two-run home run that gave Johns Hopkins a 6-4 victory over visiting Gettysburg at Babb Field.  Lin’s heroics came one at-bat after Zach Jaffe recorded a 2-out single to tie the game at four.

Frostburg State opened a 7-2 lead through three innings and despite a sensational performance from Tommy Vitaletti, the Bobcats eliminated the Christopher Newport Captains in the Capital Athletic Conference Championship Tournament 8-5. Vitaletti was 5-for-5 with 4 RBIs, three doubles and a run scored. In other games, Wesley avoided elimination with a 10-6 victory over Penn State Harrisburg and Salisbury edged Marymount 6-5.

Brandeis matched their longest winning streak in 13 years as the Judges defeated visiting Roger Williams, 8-4, for their seventh win in a row. Brandeis starter Liam Coughlin went 7.2 innings and allowed four runs on just four hits with three strikeouts and a walk.

Dominican blanked the Elmhurst Bluejays at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium, winning 7-0 behind a combined shutout effort from Ryan Brown, Royce Salay, and Colton Malich. Brown tossed five complete innings, allowing just two hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. Salay then came on scattering three hits over three scoreless innings while striking out three before Malich closed out the ninth, pitching around one hit and one walk to get the final three outs.

Yeshiva earned its first two wins of the season, over Vaughn College, at Palisades Park. The Maccabees won the first game, 11-7, while winning the second contest, 21-4. Yeshiva's 21 runs in game two are the most runs scored in a single game in the history of the program.

A big first inning lifted Rochester to a 13-2 victory over visiting D'Youville at Towers Field. The Yellowjackets plated six runs in the bottom of the first and sent a total of 11 batters to the plate and cruised to the teams fourth straight win. Rochester's bats were strong for the second straight game, as in two games this week, the Yellowjackets have scored 31 runs, backing up an 18-6 victory over Medaille on Tuesday.

Ferrum beat Roanoke 12-8 in non-conference action at Panther Field to close out the home portion of the 2016 schedule. Anderson Ramos highlighted the night with a two-run homer in the eighth inning.

Kean won battle number one as the Cougars used two big innings in a 5-3 win over No. 5 Ramapo. Southpaw Richie Ferguson improved to 5-3 with his fourth straight complete game effort and fifth overall this season.  In today's matchup he allowed three runs on nine hits (eight singles).

Nate Hanner gets congratulated after hitting his first home run of the season in a 9-8 win on Thursday.
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Elmira secured its ninth victory of the season, outslugging non-conference foe Keuka 10-9 in a wild contest at Kuhl Field. The win sets a new single-season high-water mark for the program, as the Soaring Eagles posted eight victories during its inaugural season in 2015.

Southern Vermont ties program win mark with 13-6 win

Mount St. Vincent won a high-scoring 13-5 contest over Baruch at the Richmond County Sports Complex on Staten Island, New York. The Dolphins totaled 21 hits and scored in every inning, except the fifth, for the victory. The Bearcats had little trouble at the plate with 14 hits, but could not muster enough hits together to keep up with the Dolphins.

Visiting Washington College collected 13 hits as a team and drew 13 walks en route to a 13-2 win over host Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Wes Robertson collected three walks with his two hits, reaching base in each of his five plate appearances.

Senior Xavier Feliz drove in a pair of runs to back an eight-inning performance on the mound by fellow senior Grayson Weber as Fisher held off a late inning rally to post a 6-5 non-league victory over Massachusetts Maritime at Commodore Hendy Field.

Wooster scored six times in the third inning for a 7-1 lead and hung on late for a 9-6 win over the Pitts-Greensburg during non-conference action in western Pennsylvania. Michael Wielansky also led the Scots' offense with a two-hit afternoon (2-for-4), while Jamie Lackner contributed three RBI.

Sophomore right fielder Edward Apice went 4-for-5 with four home runs, four runs scored and seven RBI as Rhode Island College crushed Framingham State, 19-10, at Anchorman Field. The Anchormen also got a strong performance from junior designated hitter Austin Barry, who also went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, four RBI, a double and a home run.

Mike Brookshaw hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the ninth inning of the first game, to lead Augsburg in a MIAC doubleheader split at Saint Mary's (Minn.) on Thursday afternoon.
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After tying the score at 5-5 UMass-Boston rallied for three more runs in the eighth and one in the ninth to earn a 9-5 non-conference win over Worcester State. Anthony Searles hit two home runs off of Worcester State's pitching staff, going 2-for-5 with a game-high three RBI. Dan Mantoni and Kyle Boudrias both batted at the .500 mark, going 2-for-4 apiece.

Rutgers-Newark suffered a tough loss at Riverfront Stadium, falling to New Jersey Athletic Conference rival William Paterson by a score of 4-3. Rutgers-Newark  was able to build a 2-0 lead with single tallies in the fifth and seventh innings, but the Pioneers came back with three runs in the eighth to take a 3-2 lead. The Raiders battled right back to tie, but Paterson plated the game-winner in the ninth to earn the triumph.

MIT scored a run in the eighth to break a 4-4 tie and then held on to take a 5-4 non-conference victory over Suffolk. Freshman Patrick Callahan drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly and then pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up the save for the Engineers. Austin Filiere led a nine-hit MIT attack with a 3-for-4 day that included the home run and a double.

Starters Anthony Amatuzzi and Thomas Pallatto each collected their first victories of the season on the mount as the St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) held New York University to just two runs in a sweep at MCU Park, wrapping up non-conference play on a three-game win streak. The Bears won game one 3-1 and 5-1 in game two.

McDaniel scored nine times in the first inning en route to a 20-7 victory over Dickinson in Centennial Conference action. Antonio Rosanova was among eight of the starters for the Green Terror with multiple-hit days, going 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs that included his first collegiate home run in the second inning. With the victory, McDaniel recorded its first series sweep of the conference schedule and scored the most runs in a CC game since 2008. Cameron Bahr led the 20-hit attack with a 5-for-6 day at the plate.