Pointers go wire-to wire in win

Spalding's Matt Harper was 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the SLIAC opener for the Golden Eagles.
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Spalding opened SLIAC play romping MacMurray, 7-2 and 12-2, Saturday afternoon at Derby City Field. The Golden Eagles used a big fifth inning to blow past the Highlanders, 7-2, in game one. In game two, the Golden Eagles blasted four home runs on their way to a 12-2 route ending the game early on the 10-after seven run-rule.

Edgewood received another stellar pitching performance in winning their final game of their annual spring trip. The Eagles knocked off fellow Wisconsin program UW-Stout 6-1 behind a complete game, seven-hit victory from Blake Bieri. With the win, the Eagles are off to their best start to a season since 2004. Up 6-0, Edgewood was threatening in the sixth but a Blue Devil triple play ended the threag and inning.

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Martin Alcoverde threw a complete-game, one-hitter as St. Scholastica conquered Webster 3-0 to end the team's spring break trip. at the Russmatt Invitational. Alcoverde struck out 12 and allowed only one hit and one walk in the complete-game shutout. That's his first nine-inning complete-game shutout in his career as a Saint. Matt Goro had eight strikeouts in the loss for the Gorloks

Belhaven took two of the three-game series from the McMurry War Hawks, winning the rubber match, 8-3. McMurry got the scoring going early with a two run first but Belhaven responded with eight runs before the War Hawks could respond with a meaningless run on the ninth. 

Howard Payne completed a three-game sweep over Hardin-Simmons with two come from behind victories (6-4 and 13-11) at Hunter Field. Noah Payne capped a six-run seventh inning with an RBI double to left center to help give Howard Payne the late 6-4 victory in game one. The Jackets trailed 11-9 entering the ninth inning until Chris Byrd singled to left field to bring in two runs and help deliver the 13-11 victory during game two.

Rutgers-Newark closed its Spring Break trip to Myrtle Beach with two more victories to run its winning streak to an impressive seven games. The Scarlet Raiders swept a doubleheader from Alfred State by final scores of 7-2 and 10-5. Senior Josh Cote, junior Adam Tricarico, and freshman Kevin Tamsola all hit home runs for Rutgers-Newark in the triumphs.

Purple & White batters of Amherst combined for 13 hits and the pitching staff recorded 10 total strikeouts as Amherst powered past Marietta, 14-1. Amherst started the game strong, posting eight runs in the first three innings to earn a comfortable cushion before tacking on a run in the fifth, four runs in the seventh, and a run in the eighth to register their fourth 10-plus run game of the spring.

Macalester ended Illinois Tech's Spring trip to Arizona on a losing note, taking the game 8-1. Macalester and Illinois Tech both had nine hits on the game, but the Scots were more timely. Three of Illinois Tech's five errors contibuted to runs. Macalester did not have the same advatages their game with Oberlin, losing 9-5 to the Yeomen.

Sophomore Jacob Kucia went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and his team-leading second home run of the season, driving in four runs during the game with Rochester.
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Case Western Reserve won a pair of games in Chestertown, Maryland, defeating the Rochester 8-4 in the early contest, and topping Washington College 8-5 in the late game. The Spartans have now won three-straight games and four of their last five.

Clarkson sent Endicott home from their spring break trip with a 6-4 loss played at the Chain of Lakes Sports Complex. Endicott and Clarkson went back-and-forth in this game, exchanging the lead three times until the Knights put up two runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a lead they would not relinquish.

UMass-Dartmouth closed out their Florida trip on a high note, shutting the door on William Paterson by a 6-0 margin at Lake Myrtle Park. Junior Benjamin Lodge got the starting nod for the Corsairs, would go seven innings, allowing two hits and striking out seven. Offensively, freshman Nate Tellier went a perfect 4-for-4 with one RBI.

Emory & Henry split its pair of ODAC games with Hampden-Sydney on the road. The Tigers took game one by a 10-0 score while the Wasps won the nightcap, 5-4, rallying from three runs down. Hunter Jeffries paced the Wasps' offense with three hits and three RBI, scoring one run. Devon Daugherty led the way with five hits, driving in two runs and scoring once.

UW-Stevens Point led wire-to-wire in a 9-3 victory over Westfield State. Sophomore William Iloncale had two of the Pointers five hits.  He drove in four runs and scored another. Fellow sophomore Alex Stodola started and went 7.0 innings.  He struck out a career-best nine while scattering six hits.

Gettysburg swept Kenyon on the final day of its Spring Break trip to Florida. The red-hot Bullets captured the opener 5-0 before winning the nightcap 10-3.  Gettysburg won the last five games of its trip by a combined score of 45-10 after a tough start that included three one-run losses and a tie. Senior Will Anderson, junior Chuck Probst, and freshman Joe Giovinco roped four hits apiece for the Bullets, who outhit the Lords 26-12 over the twinbill.

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