Tournament play continues for some after Friday games

Ben Manski was one of six Titans that had six hits on the day in a 7-6 win over Carthage on Friday.
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A base hit by freshman rightfielder Ben Manski scored Jarrod Juskiewicz with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to give Illinois Wesleyan a 7-6 victory over Carthage in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin tournament on Friday.
The Titans staved off elimination and will play the loser of the game between Augustana and North Central in an elimination contest on Saturday.

Marietta is in the driver's seat at the 2016 Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament after knocking off top-seeded Otterbein by a 13-8 score at Fishbaugh Field on the Otterbein campus. The Pioneers will face the Baldwin Wallace, a 7-6 winner over Otterbein in 11 innings, in the championship game. Balwdin Wallace eliminated John Carroll earlier 6-5.

Luther finds itself one win away from its first Iowa Conference Tournament title since 2007 after a 9-3 win vs. Wartburg. The 1:00 pm game did not end until after 6:00 pm due to a 2 hour, 27 minute rain delay causing delays throughout the tournament. The first game of the day went to Simpson as they eliminated Dubuque by the score of 10-6. Buena Vista eliminated Simpson with a 6-0 win in the nightcap.

Twelve hits drove Susquehanna past Elizabethtown as the Crusaders won the Landmark Conference Championship series opener 4-2. Nathan Madden pitched a nine-inning, complete game to earn the win while striking out five and only allowing two runs – none earned – on six hits. Zach Leone led the offense going 3-4 while Dylan Jenkins and Taylor Luckenbill went 2-3 with Luckenbill picking up one RBI, one double and one run scored. Five different players picked up SU's remaining five hits with both Dylan Glassmire and Bryan Palsi contributing doubles.

Another comeback, another ninth-inning home run. Senior outfielder MIke Stegora blasted a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to send Saint John's to the MIAC Tournament's championship game with a 4-2 win over Saint Mary's at Becker Park in Collegeville. SJU will play the Cardinals again at noon on Saturday. The Cardinals earned a trip to the title round with a 19-2 win over Hamline.

Rensselaer ended Rochester's season with a 6-3 victory in an elimination game at the Liberty League Championships. The game originally started at 10 in the morning and got through four innings prior to the rains coming and delaying the end of the game until later in the evening, with play resuming at 7:30 pm. Clarkson and Union were pushed back to a Saturday start.

Third-seeded Washington & Jefferson pounded out 15 hits and scored runs in five different innings to advance to the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship round with an 11-2 win over top-seeded Thomas More. The victory advances W&J into Saturday's PAC title round for the fifth consecutive season and places the Presidents one win away from their third league title in the last four seasons and 11th overall. They will play Thomas More who eliminated Thiel in a wild 16-12 decision. Thield had earlier eliminated Grove City 12-7.

The second-seeded Amherst fell to East No. 1 seed Tufts, 5-4 in Friday's NESCAC Championship Game One matchup at Holman Stadium on the campus of Bates. The rest of the days action was postponed until Saturday.

Sam Lane was one of five Patriots to homer in Texas-Tyler's game one win over Hardin-Simmons.
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Texas-Tyler cruised to a 16-2 win over Hardin-Simmons behind 18 hits and Cason Adams going seven innings with only two earned runs allowed and six strikeouts. The offense was highlighted by a season-best five home runs which tied for the fourth most in program history.

Second-seeded WPI struck for seven runs in the opening two innings, highlighted by an Alex Venditti grand slam, as the Engineers defeated sixth-seeded Elms 10-2 in an ECAC New England Division III semifinal. WPI advances to the championship game where they will face the winner of another semifinal between top-seeded MIT and fourth-seeded Mass Maritime.

Tyler Schuch pitched Wooster into the championship round of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament, as the junior southpaw faced the minimum through seven innings, and the Fighting Scots eliminated Denison 6-1 at VA Memorial Stadium. Wooster moves on to the championship round versus DePauw – a rematch of the winner's bracket game from earlier Friday that saw the Tigers prevail 10-9 in 11 innings.

UW-La Crosse earned a 14-4 victory in seven innings over UW-Oshkosh in the opening game of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship (presented by Culver's) at Copeland Park. In the second game, UW-Whitewater gave up a run in the 10th inning to the Pointers of UW-Stevens Point and scored a walk off win when Jordan Kuczynski hit a base hit down the right field line!, scoring the winning run.

Beloit advanced to the 2016 Midwest Conference Championship Tournament title game after a 4-3 extra-inning victory over St. Norbert. Grinnell and St. Norbert will continue the tournament tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m with the winner playing Beloit. The winner of the MWC Tournament earns the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Rose-Hulman moved to the HCAC championship round with a 4-2 win over Earlham. The Quakers left 11 runners on bases in the loss and faced Transylvania, a 7-3 winner over Manchester. Earlham advanced to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament championship round by defeating Transylvania University 12-2. The victory over the Pioneers was the second for the Quakers' in as many days.

Penn State Behrend took down Mount Aloysius 9-2 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference semifinals. The Lions used a four-run sixth inning to take the lead, and a three-run eight to build some insurance. John Hlavinka paced the team with three hits and David Boehme hit a double that knocked in a game-high two RBIs. Justin Rohrer continued to mow down opposing lineups this season, throwing a complete game. In his nine innings, he held the Mounties to just four hits and two runs while striking out three. Behrend will face La Roche who escaped elimination twice, eliminating Pitt-Greenburg 13-0, then Mount Aloysius 17-2.

Junior Austin Darmawan's only hit of the game was the game winner.
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Austin Darmawan drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out RBI single in the ninth as the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team rallied for a 4-3 victory over the University of Chicago Friday in Chicago. With the win, the Bears snapped a two-game losing streak.

Ithaca will play for the Empire 8 Conference Championship tomorrow after defeating Utica College, 5-4, at Dugan Yard. Ithaca awaits the winner of tomorrow's elimination game between Utica and host St. John Fisher. The Bombers have now won six straight games and are 13-2 over the last 15 contests dating back to April 17. Ithaca's only two losses during this stretch came against St. John Fisher in a doubleheader on April 30. St. John Fisher eliminated Stevens from the Empire Eight Tournament in the day's opening game, 9-6.

Westminster (Mo.) enters the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship game for the seventh time in program history after defeating Webster 10-1 in the second round of the SLIAC Tournament. Westminster's Nick Bohlmann broke the season triples record during the win and now has five. The win puts the Blue Jays at a 27-12 season record, the most wins in a season since 1989.

Jimmy Carrington hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning to defeat Benedictine and MSOE held off Dominican after leading 6-0 as it won two games to remain alive in the NACC Tournament at Kapco Park. The No. 5 Raiders took out the No. 2 seed Eagles in dramatic fashion in the 1 p.m. game, then came back to jump out to a big lead on the No. 6 Stars before holding on for a 7-5 win in the next contest. MSOE now advances to day three of the tourney, where it will take on the loser of No. 1 Concordia Chicago and No. 3 Aurora at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Jacob Smith gave Eastern Connecticut State strong starting pitching for the third consecutive day and was supported by errorless defense as the fifth-seeded Warriors moved into the championship round of the 2016 Little East Conference Tournament with a 7-3 victory over sixth-seeded Western Connecticut State in the finals of the winners' bracket at Monan Park. The Colonels earned a rematch as they eliminated UMass Boston 17-14. The Beacons ended UMass Dartmouth's season with an 11-3 win.

Tyler Schuch pitched Wooster into the championship round of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament, as the junior southpaw faced the minimum through seven innings, and the Fighting Scots eliminated Denison 6-1 at VA Memorial Stadium. Wooster moves on to the championship round versus DePauw – a rematch of the winner's bracket game from earlier Friday that saw the Tigers prevail 10-9 in 11 innings.