Emory joins ten win club

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Jack Massa's second home run of the season was huge for Cortland.
 Cortland athletics photo by Michael Clock
Jack Massa hit a pinch-hit grand slam as part of a five-run fourth inning to give Cortland the lead for good and the nationally top-ranked Red Dragons defeated 10th-ranked Randolph-Macon, 11-6, in non-league baseball action. Massa and Matthew Personius each finished 2-for-4 with a homer for the Red Dragons. Justin Teague was 2-for-4 with a walk and Steven Figueroa went 2-for-5 with an RBI as part of Cortland's 11-hit attack.

Alma made the 22-hour bus ride to central Florida over the weekend, and began their spring break competition with a doubleheader against Otterbein. Alma had 3-0 leads in both games but saw victory slip away losing the opener 7-3 and the nightcap 6-3.

Virginia Wesleyan scored big in the bottom of the third inning to defeat Ithaca 12-9 in non-conference play. C.J. Lindsay went 2-for-4 with three runs and three RBI while Deon Hammond posted a 3-for-4 effort at the plate with a pair of runs and and two RBI.

A seven-run fourth inning provided enough insurance for Linfield to withstand a late rally from George Fox, and the Wildcats completed the series sweep of the rival Bruins with an 11-9 victory at the Morse Athletic Field. David Brosius picked up the pitching victory and Cal Neely notched his second save of the weekend in a game that featured five different Wildcat pitchers. Taking the mound in a dangerous situation. two runners in scoring position with one out in the ninth, Neely coxed the next two Bruins into a flyout and strikeout to preserve the narrow victory.

No. 4 Emory rallied from a two-run deficit to defeat Huntingdon, 9-6, at Chappell Park in Atlanta, Ga. With the win, the Eagles have now won 10 straight games to improve to 10-0 on the year. Emory trailed 6-4 entering the bottom of the seventh but regained the lead with four runs in the frame. The three-run lead was more than enough support for senior Kyle Monk who was dominate out of the pen to collect his second save of the season. All six of his outs were recorded via the strikeout with the senior allowing just one hit and one walk in his two shutout innings.

Centre picked up its second consecutive series sweep with a 14-4 triumph over visiting Defiance at Gary Wright Field. The Colonels, off to their best start since the 1992 season at 6-0. Alex Richardson finished 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI, a run scored and stolen base, while Parker Selin went 1-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run.

Mitchell wrapped up play at the Armstrong Invitational with a 19-4 victory over Elmira. The Mariners pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of five Elmira errors to cruise to the win. Garet Griffin went 2-for-5 with a triple and five RBI while Francis Prettitore went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI. Starting pitcher Bryton Ferris did his part as well, giving up only four runs (zero earned) over 7.0 innings while striking out four.

Trinity (Texas) earned a 7-4 win on Sunday afternoon to take two out of three games during a weekend series at Sul Ross State. Michael Davis batted 2-4 with two RBI and a double, while Rafe Chaumette nabbed two hits as well.

Call Clark the Cardiac kids. For the second time in as many days, Clark rallied for a thrilling come-from-behind win, this time taking down Keene State, 4-3, in ten innings in non-league action at a chilly Granger Baseball Diamond. Kyle Bonicki raced home from second in the bottom of the tenth on an outfield fielding error and scored the winning run as the Scarlet and White scored four unanswered runs to rally past the Owls.

Muhlenberg opened its 2017 season with a doubleheader sweep at Gallaudet, eking out a 3-2 win in the first game before exploding for a 10-4 victory in the nightcap. Sophomore R.J. Hennessey drew the opening day starting assignment and was equal to the task, retiring the side without allowing a hit in four of his six innings. He struck out three and did not walk a batter. After being held to four hits in the first game, the Mules went batty in the second game, scoring all 10 of their runs in the second through fourth innings.

Nick Deno was one of four dominate pitchers for the King's Monarchs on Sunday.
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King's College used strong pitching performances from four different pitchers to sweep their season-opening doubleheader from Clarks Summit on a chilly afternoon in Berwick, PA. The Monarchs won the first game 1-0 before taking the nightcap 8-0.

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No. 6 Birmingham-Southern swept the competition Sunday at Striplin Field. The Panthers topped North Park 9-3 and then earned the 5-4 walk-off win against Washington (Mo.) in the night cap. Sam Roberts went 4-for-4 including a double, with three runs and an RBI against North Park.  Against Washington, Tyler Hamel hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth with one out.  Roberts continue his ht hitting, going 2-for-4 to lead the team.

With the Texas trip coming to a close, Concordia-Chicago Cougars would take to Tornado Stadium one final time, looking to build off of a 5-1 win over Southwestern last night. The Cougar bats got hot in the fourth, as CUC batted through the order scoring six runs including a Brent Spohr home run. The Cougars tacked on runs in the sixth, seventh and ninth, hitting for the team cycle, leading to a 11-3 victory over Southwestern.

Moravian posted a 17-10 win over Stevenson in the Greyhounds' final game at the Floyd B. Wilcox Memorial Tournament hosted by Hampden-Sydney. The Greyhounds had 17 hits in the contest with senior center fielder Anthony Gaetaniello going 3-for-5 with three runs as he became the 11th player in school history to reach 100 runs scored, now with 102, and the 11th Greyhound to reach 150 career hits, now with 152

No. 16 Shenandoah completed a weekend series sweep of Case Western Reserve with two wins over the Spartans. Shenandoah banged out a combined 25 hits in Sunday's double-dip while scoring in all but three of the 16 innings it came to bat in winning 12-6 and 8-1 over Case. The Hornets also got a pair of outstanding pitching performance as sophomore Zach Teeple and freshman Gerard DePhillips each pitched eight innings of their starts in game one and game two, respectively.

Franklin picked up its first win of the season with a 5-4 triumph against Waynesburg. Franklin trailed 4-1 after seven innings. The Grizzlies forged a 4-4 tie after scoring three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, including the tying run when junior Frank Podkul stole home. The Grizzlies scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on an RBI single by sophomore Jordan Clark, which drove in freshman Tommy Waites. Waites pinch ran for freshman Alex Mis, who led off the inning with a double.

Southpaw Mike Occhi tossed five and a third scoreless innings of relief to lead the No. 19 Kean Cougars to a 6-3 win over FDU-Florham. Occhi struck out six and walked just one with three hits.

Hood College's Cam Esposito pulled a pitch down the first baseline with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning of game two to beat Catholic and sunset in an 8-7 victory. The win was payback after the Cardinals took game one in extra innings 4-2. Espisito had five hits on the day in 10 at bats.

Wesley split a doubleheader against the No.12 ranked Oswego State Lakers. Wesley dropped the first game of the doubleheader to Oswego, 7-2 and won the nightcap 4-3. In game two, Trey Mears singled with two outs, scoring Deshawn Aiken for the walk-off hit.