NYU splits with Brandeis on light schedule for Easter Sunday

Austin Simmers singled home the winning run in the
10th inning to complete a Sunday sweep of Oberlin.
Wabash won 17-12 in the opener and 6-5 in the
Wabash athletics photo

New York University split the final two games of a four-game UAA series at Brandeis on Sunday, at Victory Field in Watertown, MA. NYU (19-10, 5-7 UAA) took game one 12-2 in seven innings, before dropping the series finale 8-3 to the Judges (13-17, 1-11 UAA). Sal Cammisuli went the distance on the mound in game one for the Violets and earned the victory to imrprove to 7-1 this season. The junior scattered six hits and struck out three, while not walking a batter and only allowing a pair of earned runs. Offensively, the Violets were led by Lubbock, TX, natives Jack Walter and Colman Hendershot, who each had three hits in game one. Coltrane Tait also had a great game at the plate, finishing 2-for-3 with a home run and a game-best three RBI. The Violets struggled offensively in the game two loss, not scoring a run until their were two outs in the ninth. Nick Loffredo singled home the first run, before a two-run home run from Zane Baker made the final score 8-3. Freshmen JP Maniscalco and John Gassler combined for three scoreless innings out of the bullpen in the loss.

The SUNY Cobleskill and Gallaudet University baseball teams closed their weekend North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) series on Easter Sunday at Fighting Tiger Field with Cobleskill taking a 7-3 decision from the visiting Bison. With the victory the Fighting Tigers are now currently 12-15 overall including a 7-5 record in NEAC action while the Bison are now currently 9-24 with a 2-10 conference mark. After losing the opening doubleheader of the series to the Bison the Fighting Tigers received a shutdown pitching effort on Sunday from sophomore southpaw Devin Lewis, who held Gallaudet scoreless over seven innings striking out seven while walking only two improving his season record to 2-5 overall on the season. The Orange & Black scored four runs in the second inning capitalizing on a pair of Gallaudet errors and a passed ball to take the lead which they never relinquished.

For the fourth time this season, the formidable Christopher Newport offense scored over 40 runs in a three-game Capital Athletic Conference series when they posted another 13 runs on Sunday, but the Penn State Harrisburg Lions held on in a shootout, 18-13, to avoid the sweep at the hands of the Captains. Eleven home runs were hit in the contest, with five by CNU, who fell to 27-4, 14-2 after the 18-13 setback. The Captains fell behind 17-3 in the game before staging a late comeback bid with 10 runs in the final two frames. With plenty of firepower but just not enough outs remaining, the Captains fell short of the come-from-behind effort as Penn State Harrisburg improved to 24-10-1, 11-7 CAC.

Penn State Behrend split an AMCC doubleheader with Penn
State Altoona on Sunday. The Lions earned an 11-6 game
one victory, before falling 16-10 in the nightcap.

Penn State-Behrend athletics photo

Plattsburgh State split with SUNYAC foe Fredonia winning game one 2-1 with a walk off single in 11 innings and losing game two 4-1 at Chip Cummings Field. Plattsburgh State moves to 9-17 overall and 4-10 in the SUNYAC while Fredonia is now 11-17 overall and 8-6 in the conference. Junior Stephen Bryant went 5-for-8 at the plate between the two games and recorded a stolen base in each game. Senior Frank Finkbeiner pitched nine innings, faced 38 batters and recorded 110 pitches. He allowed seven hits, one run, walked one and struck out three. Senior Ryan Whalen picked up the win after pitching 2.0 innings and struck out one. Fredonia bookened the nightcap with two runs in the first and final innings for the split.

Late-inning comeback efforts led to a doubleheader split for Washington and Lee on Sunday at Emory & Henry, as it took game one by a score of 12-11, before falling, 5-4, in game two. Trailing, 11-9, entering the top of the ninth inning of game one, the Generals (14-17, 8-11 ODAC) loaded the bases before recording an out, before junior right fielder Ryan Monson hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score senior shortstop Chadwick Feeley. Junior catcher Bryce Burnette then drove in a run on a fielder's choice to tie the game, followed by a wild pitch two batters later, allowing Burnette to score the go-ahead run. Game two was won by Emory and Henry junior Toby Robson (2-4), who allowed three runs on nine hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over seven innings. Senior Zach Shepherd allowed one run on two hits with two walks in the eighth inning, before Zach Houston pitched a perfect ninth inning to nail down his second save of the season.

Rose-Hulman improved to 9-1 in HCAC action with 6-2 and 10-1 victories over Defiance. In the opener, Rose-Hulman relied on strong pitching and timely hitting to pick up a 6-2 victory.  Luke Buehler allowed just one run and five hits in 5.2 innings of work with four strikeouts to improve to 6-0 on the season.  Brian Pershing pitched the last 2.1 scoreless innings with four strikeouts to pick up his fifth save. Offensively, Rose-Hulman pounded out 14 hits in the victory.  Ryan Stachowski and Luke Calabrese led the Engineers with three hits.  Stachowski had two doubles and a triple with four RBIs on the day.  Calabrese had three singles and one RBI. Davis Robeson scored three runs and added a single and a double.  Sean Casey and Shaine Mitchell added multi-hit games with two singles each. In the nightcap, Clayton Mayfield had a dominant pitching performance in a 10-1 victory.  Mayfield struck out three and allowed just six hits and one run in eight innings of work.  Most impressively, Mayfield threw just 79 pitches in his eight-inning stint.  Trever Bruno tossed a scoreless ninth to complete the win. Offensively, Logan Cody provided the game's biggest hit with a bases loaded, three-run double as part of a four-RBI day.  Stachowski had three more hits in game two with one run scored and one RBI.  Calabrese had another multi-hit game with a single, double, one run and one RBI. The Rose-Hulman defense was a key story on the day, playing all 18 innings without making an error.