St. Scholastica pitches back-to-back shutouts

Grant Rindal has allowed only four hits and one run in 13 innings this season.
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St. Scholastica recorded its second and third victories of the season in the doubleheader against McDaniel on Thursday, winning 7-0 and 6-0 in game one and game two, respectively. The Saints threw back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2012. Grant Rindal pitched the win for the Saints in his first start of the season. He allowed two hits and struck out six to earn the complete game shutout. Ben Christofferson got the game two win for CSS after pitching a successful full four innings, allowing three hits and striking out two. Joe Gonrowski took the final three innings to get the save.

Old Westbury  took the lead early and never looked back to collect an 8-2 non-conference win from the Illinois College Blueboys at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Fort Myers, Florida. Old Westbury blew the game open with a three-run seventh inning with three-straight run-scoring hits by Jesse Russo, David Hawley and Tommy Ziegen.

Seventh-ranked LaGrange upped its season record to 19-2 with an 11-1 non-conference win over Stevens in Williamson Stadium. The Panthers used a four-run fifth inning and a three-run sixth to break open a 3-1 game.

Junior Brad DeMartino struck out 10 over seven innings and Gettysburg outhit Westminster (Pa.) 17-4 en route to a 12-0 victory during the team's Spring Break trip to Florida.  After having four of their first five games of the trip decided by one run or less, the Bullets left little doubt in this one, posting season-highs in both hits and runs while facing six pitchers. Eight of nine starters batted safely for Gettysburg, which scored 10 of its runs from the third through the sixth.

The Cairn Highlanders outlasted the Framingham State Rams with a 6-5 victory in 11 innings. For a large majority of the game, the Highlanders held control thanks to the best pitching performance in the career of Kameron Bradshaw. Bradshaw baffled the Rams tossing 7.2 innings and allowing just three hits while letting just one unearned run.

Washington University defeated No. 24 Suffolk 7-5 as senior pitchers Brad Margolin and Matt Clohisy combined to strikeout 15 Rams in Auburndale, Fla. at Lake Myrtle. The Bears 15 combined strikeouts are the most since April 19, 2010 in a 4-1 loss to Webster University when Jeremy Rogoff struck out 15.

Hamilton picked up its first win of the season, routing Keene State 11-1 in Leesburg, Fla. The Continentals pounded out seven extra-base hits in the game, which was shortened to seven innings. Callum Slate and Finlay O'Hara combined for a two-hitter and Dean Rosenberg singled, doubled and homered to pace Hamilton's 14-hit attack.

Arcadia took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth on Draude's first home run of the season. The Knights defeated Amherst 4-2.
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Senior Jordan Draude went 3-for-4 with a solo homer, a double, two RBI and a run scored to lead Arcadia to a 4-2 victory over Amherst. In addition to Draude's performance, Gillen finished the day 2 for 5 with one run scored and another driven in, while Ponente finished 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Chasmar and junior Nick Cardace were both 2 for 4 on the day.

Frank Greco struck out 12 and posted a complete game shutout as  Benedictine opened the spring break trip to Florida with a 1-0 win over Ripon.  The only run of the game came with two outs in the seventh inning when Tanner Kiser homered to right.

Sophomore Anthony Rosoline threw a complete-game to lead Rutgers-Newark to its third-straight win as the Scarlet Raiders defeated Wells College, 8-2. Rosoline went the distance, allowing just two earned runs. He scattered six hits and struck out four, hitting two batters but walking none. The second-year Raider is now 2-0 on the season with a 2.42 earned-run average.

RPI split a pair of one-run games against Fitchburg State at Chain of Lakes Stadium. In game one, Fitchburg State came back from a 4-2 sixth-inning deficit to win in the bottom of the ninth on an RPI throwing error. RPI came back with its biggest inning of the year, scoring eight runs in the nightcap en route to the split.

Senior catcher Eric White doubled off the right field wall in the top of the 12th inning driving in Chris Petrucci with the winning run as Marietta upset No. 19-ranked Keystone 3-2 in 12 innings. With two outs, Petrucci hit a chopper to third and beat the throw for an infield single. He moved into scoring position when the throw got away at first base. White stepped to the plate and ripped the 0-1 pitch off the wall just missing a two-run homer. Keystone went on to defeat Nichols 10-5 in their second game of the day.

Colby-Sawyer won both ends of a doubleheader against MCLA at the Lake Myrtle Complex. The Chargers won game one 3-1 and game two 8-6 in eight innings.  Colby Sawyer game won game one with small ball, taking advantage of defensive miscues and outhit MCLA in game two.

A three-run rally in the bottom of the eighth inning capped by a two-RBI single by junior outfielder Brad Rebello helped Endicott defeat Illinois Wesleyan 9-7 in the 2017 RussMatt Invitational at Lake Myrtle Park. Rebello's go-ahead hit was part of a 4-for-4 performance at the plate that resulted in three RBIs and three runs scored.

William Paterson saw its ninth-inning rally fall short against No. 6 UW-Whitewater, 9-7, at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The Pioneers crossed the plate seven times during the bottom of the ninth, scoring four times with two-outs.

Heidelberg scored 12 runs in the top of the fifth inning, propelling to Student Princes to a 24-11 victory over Earlham at Sadler Stadium. Heidelberg batted around twice in the top of the fifth inning. In total, the Student Princes scored 12 runs on nine hits including eight runs with two outs. Four Quaker pitchers were used in the inning.

Following a walk-off hit for Macalester in game one, Concordia (Wisc.) responded with a 6-3 win in game two, splitting a twinbill in Tucson. With two outs and runners on second and third, Macalester received the winning hit from Collin Brantner in game one. The Falcons did not give the Scots a chance in the nightcap, setting them down 1-2-3 in the final inning.

Case Western Reserve clinched a series win at North Carolina Wesleyan, topping the Battling Bishops 6-4 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. The Spartans took two of three games against the Bishops during the week. Sophomore Tyler Wypiszenski went three-for-four with four RBIs, his second game this week with four or more runs batted in.  Senior Eric Eldred added a three-for-four day at the plate with an RBI.

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