Tyler Phillips and Jack Massa each homered and finished with three hits and Patrick Schetter went 4-for-5 as Cortland defeated visiting Oneonta, 8-3, in the opening game of a three-game weekend series. Cortland reached the 20-win plateau for the 28th consecutive season. Alex Weingarten improved to 5-1 with six innings of four-hit ball. He allowed two runs, struck out seven, and walked none. He retired the first nine batters he faced, extending his streak of consecutive outs recorded to 23 dating back to his last start versus Brockport, before allowing a Brandon Torres leadoff double in the fourth.
Maryville handed the No. 2-ranked LaGrange Panthers only their fourth loss of the season, 4-3, on MC's historic Scotland Yard. The Scots celebrated senior day on Saturday in a big way, as they relied on junior Johnny Carpenter and a strong pitching effort in defeating the nationally ranked squad. Maryville saw Carpenter go 2-for-3 with a run and four RBI, as the right fielder accounted for each of the Scots' four runs. The Orange and Garnet's pitching efforts shined as well, with Jeremy Haggerty moving to 2-0. He pitched 6.0 innings, allowing just two runs on five hits. He struck out four. Senior Joe Jones earned his sixth save of the year, going 3.0 innings. The standout gave up a trio of hits and only a single run, while striking out four, as well.
A day after dropping the first game of an ASC series for the first time this season, Texas-Dallas rebounded with a doubleheader sweep of the Belhaven Blazers to claim the series. UTD held off the Blazers, 3-1, in the Saturday opener, then powered their way to an 14-4 win in the second game, ending the game by the "getaway game run rule" in eight innings. With the sweep, the Comets stayed within reach of one of the ASC's top two seeds in the standings with an ASC home series against Louisiana College scheduled next weekend.
Back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Muhlenberg to a 6-4 victory over nationally ranked Johns Hopkins. The teams ended up splitting the doubleheader, with Johns Hopkins taking game two, 14-6. The Mules smacked 12 hits in the first game, none bigger than the solo home runs hit by senior John Icaza and sophomore Chris Grillo in the bottom of the seventh when the game was previously tied at 4-4. In game two Johns Hopkins exploded for eight runs in the eight inning to put the game away.
No. 3 Birmingham-Southern swept SAA rival Berry in a conference doubleheader that moved the Panthers one step closer to clinching the regular season title. Birmingham Southern is currently in first place in the league with seven games left. The wins today secured the Panthers at least a No. 2 seed in the tournament they will host. Birmingham Southern won 8-3, 7-3.
St. Olaf swept 25th-ranked Bethel 6-2 and 10-7 at Mark Almli Field. The Oles scored six times with two outs in the fifth inning to rally for the game one win. Jake Mathison threw his fourth complete game, allowing two earned on five hits and a walk while striking out eight. Luke Dahl, Dylan Blake, and Jake Ossell each went 3-for-5 as the Oles pounded a season-high 18 hits in the 10-7 win. Mathison went 2-for-4 as he and Ossell homered
Host Grove City Wolverines made nine errors over two games as the No. 21-ranked Presidents took full advantage in sweeping a league doubleheader at Grove City, 14-2 and 15-1. With the victories, Washington & Jefferson begins Presidents' Athletic Conference play 10-0 for the first time in program history. Riley Groves earned career victory number 21 in the opener, pushing him into a tie for fourth place with Mike Trumpower on the W&J career wins list. The senior righty scattered five hits and gave up just one earned run over 6.0 innings. He fanned seven batters on the day, pushing him over 100 strike outs in his career. Trevor Kerr followed Groves' lead in the night cap. Kerr improved to 3-1 after working the first 5.0 innings and giving up three hits and an unearned run while striking out four and walking two.
|Alvernia's Dillon Dunne set the Pride down in order in four of the seven innings including each of the last two in the nightcap of a MAC Commonwealth doubleheader with Widener.
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Dillon Dunne threw a complete game shutout in game two and senior Cameron Coons drove in three runs on the day as #11 Alvernia split a doubleheader to win a 3-game series over Widener in MAC Commonwealth action at Widener. The Crusaders took Friday's opener 6-3 in Reading to start the series. Widener scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth in the first game n Saturday for a 5-2 come-from-behind win, then Dunne went the distance allowing just two hits with six strikeouts in the rubber game.
Cody Brown struck out six and threw a complete game to lead Texas-Tyler to a 5-1 win in the first game of its doubleheader against Louisiana College and Brady McCoy had six RBI in the second for the Patriots who earned a 13-6 series finale victory at Billy Allgood Field. The Patriots won the series 2-1 after dropping the opener on Friday and have now won all six of their ASC series this season. Texas-Tyler finished series hitting .312 as a team and with a 21-11 scoring advantage over the Wildcats who are now 9-8 in conference play. The Patriots were led by their catchers during the series with McCoy going 3-for-4 with six RBI in the finale after Kyle Broussard had three RBI on Friday and then had two RBI in Saturday’s first game.
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