Hopkins walks off with Top 25 win, Hamilton gets Laker's record

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Lebanon Valley picked up a big conference win when the Dutchmen defeated Messiah 11-6 to earn the series win over the Falcons. Dutchmen Captain Zac Edwards finished the day 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
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No. 13 Johns Hopkins took a Top 25 contest from No. 22 Salisbury 5-4 in 10 innings on Monday April 10th. The Blue Jays recovered from a 0-4 deficit with three runs in the sixth and an equalizer in the eighth inning. Hopkins won the game when Mike Smith led off the 10th inning with a home run.

In a wild game, Eastern Mennonite plated four runs in the 10th inning to grab a 12-8 win at USA South power Ferrum. The Royals needed a run in the ninth to force an extra frame, where they grabbed the momentum to improve to 13-15 on the year. Eastern Mennonite returns home for the rest of the week, playing their next four games in Harrisonburg. Tuesday the Royals host Southern Virginia, before getting a rescheduled date with Hood College on Wednesday. Then on Saturday the men host nationally-ranked Randolph-Macon on Senior Recognition Day.

La Roche overcame a ninth inning deficit to beat Waynesburg and win their ninth straight game with a 4-3 victory. The Redhawks used a crazy ending to win the game. Luis Navedo walked and tied it on a David Lemley double. Lemley then advanced to third on throwing error. Mitchell Yard provided the heroics with an RBI single to win the game.

William Paterson finished off a baseball regular-season sweep of Montclair State with a 6-5 road victory. Carlos Perez finished 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI, while Mike Abate went 3-for-5 while scoring twice. Montclair State freshman third baseman Joe Norton was 4-for-4 with a triple, RBI and run scored.

Led by six scoreless innings from freshman pitcher Zachary Kopstein and a 17-hit offensive attack, MIT ran its winning streak to three straight with a 16-4 road victory at Springfield. Kopstein improved to 2-0 with the win as he allowed just three hits over six innings with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Saint Joseph's (Maine) featured 12 hitters with at least one hit in a 16-2 rout of Husson in non-conference action on a gorgeous afternoon at Larry Mahaney Diamond. The Monks have now won 11 consecutive games. After a scoreless first frame, the Monks' offense exploded for 10 runs over their next two turns with six runs off four hits and two Husson errors in the second and four runs off three hits in the third. The SJC pitching staff held up its end of the bargain as well, as five different pitchers combined to allow one earned run off five hits with 10 strikeouts on the afternoon.

Ursinus went positively batty in a non-conference slugfest at Gwynedd Mercy, piling up a season-high 20 hits in a 17-9 victory, the Bears' highest run total in three years. Senior Greg Petorak was 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBI, and two runs for Ursinus, which sent 14 men to the plate in a nine-run second on the way to scoring the most runs in a single game since a 25-14 win at Arcadia in 2014. Freshman Alex Mumme also went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI in his first game in a month, and fellow rookie Mike Stanziale finished 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBI. The Bears pounded out seven doubles and a triple for the afternoon.

Becker walked off with a 7-6 victory over Johnson & Wales in non-conference action at Rochdale Park. In the bottom of the ninth, Josiah Shepherd made his way aboard with a leadoff walk. After Shepherd stole second, the Wildcats elected to intentionally walk Vaibhav Desi. Chris Testa sent the Hawks home with the victory when he singled to right center, scoring Shepherd with the game winning run.

Eric Hamilton, with 187 hits, became Oswego State's all-time hits leader in a doubleheader sweep of conference rival SUNY Plattsburg.
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Nationally-ranked Oswego State swept a conference doubleheader against SUNY Plattsburgh 7-0 and 2-0, in the squad's first games at Laker Baseball Field for the 2017 campaign.  Eric Hamilton highlighted the day as a single up the middle in game two, his fourth hit of the afternoon, put the senior atop the Oswego record books with the most hits in a career (187). Hamilton surpassed Hall of Famer Jamie Rutherford's previous mark of 186 with the Liverpool, N.Y. native's 31st hit of the year. Oswego is now 16-6 overall and 7-1 in the SUNYAC while Plattsburgh is 4-11, 0-5.

Keuka swept their home opener at Kuhl Field defeating Medaille 11-10 and 10-6 in a pair of non-conference games. Jake Redding, Dakota Skinner, and Rob LaRue each had four hits on the day for. Redding also worked three walks and was on base seven out of nine plate appearances. Kevin Franz got the win in game one going four innings and striking out three. It was just the fourth start of the junior's career. He entered Monday with 25 career relief appearances. Freshman Ken Howe got the win in game two throwing 3.1 innings of relief for his first career win.

Ryan Sciullo hit a two-run home run to highlight a five-run second inning to lead Washington & Jefferson to a 6-2 win over Grove City in Presidents' Athletic Conference play. The Presidents finished off their fourth sweep in five years of Grove City as they extended their program-best start to PAC play to 11-0.

Coming into this season without a career home run, junior Chris Moran now has three long balls to his credit, including two on Monday at Fredonia, lifting SUNY New Paltz past the Blue Devils 10-7 at Ludwig Field. Moran blasted a two-run shot in the first and followed that with a three-run bomb in the fifth. The junior finished the day 2-for-4 with five RBI and two runs scored.

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