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Luke Harvey's steal of second in the third inning was the 56th of Harvey's career and broke the Covenant program record as Harvey passed Will Cleland's 55 steals.
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Derek Helbing's walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning pushed Washington & Jefferson past the Spartans of Case Western Reserve in the final game of the two-game weekend series on Sunday. The Presidents were set up to win the game in their half of the ninth when Vento made a diving catch in the right-center field alley to end the top of the inning.

Senior Nicholas LoPrinzi had a 3-for-4 effort and knocked in the game-winning run to lead St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) to a 5-4 victory in their doubleheader opener with Wesley. The Bears came within one out of sweeping the twinbill as Jim Kennedy's two-run blast in the top of the seventh gave SJC a one-run lead, but the Wolverines knocked three hits with two outs in their final at bat to walk away with the split in the rubber game.

Junior Justin Stream drove in half of the Panthers’ runs to lead Chapman to a 12-1 series-clinching win over Concordia (Wisc.). Stream had two hits and was just one RBI shy of Chapman’s single game record. Stream drove in the Panthers' first four runs of the game to give Chapman the lead on two separate occasions. He finished with six RBIs.

Johns Hopkins took two games against the second and fourth ranked team in the nation. Mike Smith hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give Johns Hopkins a 6-5 victory over Cortland in non-league action. The dramatic ending was set up when Cortland took a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth. The Blue Jays then  overcame a 6-1 deficit against No. 4 Keystone to earn a 7-6 win through seven complete innings before the game was called for darkness.

Eureka erupted for 27 runs in Sunday's season opener, including a 16-run seventh inning, to defeat NCAA Division III independent Rust 27-1 in Holly Springs, Miss. The 27 runs scored and 26-run margin of victory were the largest on record in program history. Eureka sophomore catcher Grant Mullin and freshman designated hitter Jake Carter each collected three hits in the Red Devils' 16-run seventh inning to tie an NCAA Division III record for hits an inning. Counting Mullin and Carter, only 14 players in Division III history have recorded three hits an inning, and Mullin and Carter are the first set of teammates to do it since three William Patterson players achieved the feat versus Scranton on May 4, 1983.

Freshman Owen Swanson laced a one-out single to right field in the bottom of the seven inning to snap a 1-all tie and lift Wentworth Tech to a season-opening sweep over New England College at Lake Myrtle Sports Park. The Leopards had taken the first game, 17-6, thanks to an 11-run sixth inning

Playing in its home opener, Stevenson plated five runs over the first two innings then held off Scranton for a 9-8 non-conference victory at Sugar Field during the Baltimore Invitational. Four Mustangs had two hits as Stevenson were outhit 13-12, with D'Aquanno and Kerber each driving in a pair.

Junior Stephen Semler led the Privateers offensively with six RBIs.
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It was a brisk afternoon at the Reinhart Baseball Field for Maritime but that didn't stop the team from taking a pair of seven-inning matchups from Southern Vermont as the team earned a 10-0 win in the opener before taking the second game by an 8-7 score. Junior Stephen Semier led the Privateers offensively with six RBIs, while also connecting on his first home run of the season.

Concordia-Chicago began their second road trip of the early season today, playing the Bulldogs of DeSales at the Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven, FL. The Cougars needed a few innings to get going, perhaps owing to the 9 a.m. start, but productive sixth and seventh innings put CUC in control as they defeated DeSales by a final score of 9-6.

Misericordia swept Penn State-Behrend in Fort Pierce, Florida. The Cougars won game one 1-0 and game two 7-0. In the first game, Garrett Pelko went 6.1 innings to get the victory. In game two,Tim Burek threw a complete game one-hitter with seven strikeouts. He got plenty of run support as MU scored early and often.

King's (Pa.) split a doubleheader with Nebraska Wesleyan at the Chain O'Lakes Complex in Winter Haven, Fla. to begin the team's spring break trip. The Monarchs won the first game 8-2 before dropping the nightcap 3-1.

Ryan Thieme lofted a sacrifice fly to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th as Montclair State picked up their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory over Muskingum in the RussMatt Invitational. The Red Hawks rallied late with runs in the seventh and ninth to force extras against the Muskies.

No.-1 ranked Emory returned to the win column, taking the second game of the weekend series from Millsaps by a score of 7-6 in Jackson, Mississippi. Senior Jeff Ronpirin went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases while senior Wilson Morgan was 1-for-3 with two walks and two RBI to lead the Emory offense. Senior Kyle Monk improved to 4-0, pitching the final 4.1 innings in relief.

New York University swept a doubleheader against SUNY Canton 6-5 and 20-1 at MCU Park in Brooklyn to remain undefeated In game one, Coltrain Tait played the role of hero in the bottom of the ninth, roping an RBI double down the left field line to score teammate Jack Walker and break what was a 5-5 tie. Game two was never that close as the Violetsrolled to the win and sweep.

Guilford's Trevor Denton tallied three doubles and three RBI as the Quakers claimed an ODAC win over Lynchburg College, 12-1. The brisk win on a cool day gained a split of the season series as the Hornets took Saturday's opening game, 4-1, in Lynchburg.

John Catchmark allowed one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in the game one win for Alvernia.
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Alvernia got a strong six innings from John Catchmark in a 15-1 win in the opener then scored single runs in consecutive innings in a 3-1 win in support of Tom Malik in game two. Cameron Coons led the offense over the two game set with four hits and four RBIs.

Arcadia held on for an 11-10 game-two victory to gain a split of a non-conference doubleheader with visiting Rochester Tech at LaSalle University's Hank DeVincent Field. RIT won the first game of the day 11-2. Jordan Draude was 3 for 4 with three singles and three runs scored, while Luke Hohenstein and Phil Pierfy were both 2 for 4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in the game two win.

Casey Bell's grand slam home run helped propel No. 16 LaGrange to a 11-6 come-from-behind win at Piedmont. With the win, the Panthers improved to 15-2 overall, including 5-1 in conference play. They took two of three games in their weekend series with the Lions.

Denison completed a three-game sweep of Manchester after taking both games of Sunday's doubleheader at VA Memorial Stadium. Denison took the opener 14-1 before wrapping up the sweep with an 11-1 victory in the nightcap. Denison outscore Manchester 42-4 over the three game series.

Muhlenberg broke out on offense in the second game of its second day in Myrtle Beach, gaining a split of its doubleheader with a 7-4 win against Staten Island. The Dolphins (3-1) won the first game, 4-0, handing the Mules (3-3) their third straight shutout loss.

Sewanee earned a three-game sweep of visiting Earlham with a 13-9 win at historic Montgomery Field. Sewanee is 7-7 overall with all seven victories coming in the last nine contests. Sewanee lefthander Josh Roberts got the starting nod and the sophomore fought for 5.1 innings that saw six hits and six runs come across the plate. He was rescued from a loss with a nine run explosion by Sewanee over the next two innings.

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