Randolph-Macon stays unbeaten, Drew dominate in opener

Jackson Byrd pitched the 6th, 7th and 8th innings to earn a win for Berry.
Berry athletics photo
With a final score of 8-4, the Berry Vikings secured a win against the visiting Maryville Scots at William R. Bowdoin field on Wednesday afternoon. Behind 3-4, Kris Patel then drilled a bases-clearing double to left field in the bottom of the seventh to score three. He was followed by Jacob Delk and Devin Post knocking in two additional runs to make the score 8-4.

Senior Stuart Brown had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in four, while junior Rick Spiers struck out the potential winning run in the bottom of the ninth as the tenth-ranked Randolph-Macon baseball team edged Christopher Newport 7-5. The Yellow Jackets scored in each of the first three innings and would never trail.

Senior catcher Mike Miraglia's two-run home run in his first at-bat of 2017 set the stage for a dominant 10-0 shutout at Stevens in the season opener. The Rangers start the season 1-0 for the first time since 2013 and defeat the Ducks for the first time since 2009, snapping a six-game skid against the in-state rival.

Oglethorpe used an outstanding offensive performance to overcome a sloppy defensive performance at Anderson Field en route to an 8-6 victory over the visiting Covenant Scots. The Stormy Petrels pounded out 18 hits, allowing them to overcome 6 errors in the victory. With the win, they improved to 5-2 on the season.

Hampden-Sydney remained perfect with an 8-7 victory over Marymount. The game lasted six innings before being called for lack of light. With the win, the Tigers improve to 4-0 on the season. Four pitchers saw action with Trey Celata picking up the victory, and Michael Flanagan recording the save. Offensively, the Tigers tallied nine hits, including a perfect 3-for-3 day from Shane Arceo.

Sophomore Daniel Trulli homered and drove in five runs to lead the Bates baseball team to a 13-6 victory over the Caltech Beavers Wednesday afternoon. The Bobcats scored six runs in the sixth inning to take the lead for good. Bates pounded out 12 hits and drew seven walks on the afternoon.

Junior Aiden Wojciehowski shined for the Duhawks in relief, throwing five innings of no-hit ball with three walks in a 8-1 loss to Iowa.
Loras athletics photo by Jim Naprstek

N.C. Wesleyan wrapped up its mid-week athletics action a 13-12 road win at St. Andrews. The St. Andrew Knights jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but Wesleyan countered with a 4-spot in their next at-bat to tie the game. Trailing 7-5 entering the fourth, the Bishops took the lead for good thanks to freshman Brad Pennington's first career home run and a two-run double by sophomore Brandon Wheat. Wesleyan went on to add two in both the sixth and seventh frames, then held on for the eventual 13-12 victory. Sophomore Brynner Porter earned the win, allowing two runs on three hits over 3.2 innings. Senior Joey Borgerding tossed a perfect ninth to notch his first save of the season.

Sophomore shortstop Chadwick Feeley tied the W&L single-game hits record with five, as Washington and Lee earned a 10-5 victory at Huntingdon. Feeley went 5-for-6 to become the 10th player in program history to register five hits in a game. It marked the 11th time a batter had five hits, as Christian Batcheller '00 did it two times in his career. The last time a General had five hits in a contest was in 2009, when John Ditore '10 accomplished the feat.

Powered by a seven run first-inning, Roanoke topped Southern Virginia 13-4 in Salem. The Maroons got all the runs it would need in the first inning scoring seven times on six hits. Scott Ellis finished the game 3-fo-4 with three RBI on the day. Kitlas, Will Black and Sean Guida all had a pair of hits on the day. Kitlas finished with four RBIs as well.