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College Baseball/Softball Wednesday Report

BLOOMSBURG USES STRONG PITCHING TO SWEEP DOUBLEHEADER FROM GOLDEY-BEACOM

 

Huskies Limit Lightning to One Hit While Posting 25 Strikeouts

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – Led by a pair of dominating pitching efforts from senior Cait Paine(Lebanon H.S./Lebanon, Pa.) and junior Mandi Black (Northwest Area H.S./Huntington Mills, Pa.), Bloomsburg University (22-10) swept a non-conference doubleheader over Goldey-Beacom College (9-27) at the Huskies’ Hutchinson Field on Wednesday afternoon.

After Paine threw the third no-hitter of her college career for a 2-0 victory in the first game, Black limited the Lightning to just one hit en route to a 4-0 win in the nightcap.

In the first game, the Huskies took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning when sophomore Erika Yanora (Tunkhannock H.S./Tunkhannock, Pa.) scored on a single by junior outfielder Hannah Moir (Lenape H.S./Mount Laurel, N.J.) and a fielding error by freshman rightfielder Taylor Ewing (North Dorchester H.S./Hurlock, Md.).

Black upped the Huskies’ lead to 2-0 when she led off the bottom of the fourth inning with her third home run of the season to left field.

The Lightning, who were no hit for the fifth time in the program’s Division II history, only had two batters reach base as a result of Bloomsburg errors. In the second inning, junior third baseman Ashley Zaccaria (Gloucester City H.S./Gloucester City, N.J.) reached on a throwing error to lead off the inning before she was involved in a double play.

Zaccaria also reached base on an error by Paine in the top of the fifth inning, but stranded on first base as Paine recovered to strike out the next three Goldey-Beacom batters.

Paine, who also became the Huskies’ career strikeouts leader in the first game, recorded 13 strikeouts in the victory while not allowing a walk.

Freshman Lea Rehm (Bloomsburg H.S./Bloomsburg, Pa.) gave the Huskies a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning in the second game with an RBI single to right center field. An infield single by Moir in the bottom of the third inning extended the advantage to 2-0.

Moir, who had four hits in the doubleheader, added a two-run single to center field in the bottom of the fifth inning to increase the margin to 4-0.

With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, sophomore outfielder Alexa Houston(Sussex Central H.S./Georgetown, Del.) ended Black’s no-hit bid with a single down the left field line and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. But, Black recovered to strike out junior Courtney Dolson (Gloucester H.S./Gloucester, N.J.) to end the threat and secure the victory.

In earning her third win of the season, Black posted a season-high 12 strikeouts while allowing four walks. She also recorded the first shutout of her college career.

Senior Ashley Antosh (Twin Valley H.S./Honey Brook, Pa.) allowed just one earned run on five hits in the first game while recording four strikeouts. Meanwhile, Dolson had four strikeouts in the second game for the Lightning.

After playing their last six games on the road, the Lightning will return home on Friday afternoon to open a six-game homestand against Chestnut Hill College in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference doubleheader at 2 p.m. Meanwhile, Bloomsburg will open a six-game road trip on Thursday at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

ROWAN BASEBALL WINS 6-4 OVER ALVERNIA UNIVERSITY

GLASSBORO, NJ – The Rowan University baseball team won 6-4 over Alvernia University on Wednesday.

The Profs improve to 20-10 overall while the Crusaders are 23-9 on the season. Left-hander Ryan Sharkey (so. Rutherford, NJ/St. Mary) was the winning pitcher. He (1-0) threw 3.1 innings and only allowed one hit. Right-hander Cody Smith (sr. Hanover, PA/Delone Catholic) had the loss. He (2-1) gave up two hits and two earned runs in three innings.

Second baseman Mark Benak (jr. South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield) led Rowan with three hits (four at bats) and two RBIs. Designated hitter Casey Grimes (so. Gibbstown, NJ/Paulsboro) registered a double, one RBI and one run scored. Shortstop Ryan Williams (so. Southampton, NJ/Seneca) contributed with two hits (four at bats) and two runs scored. Left fielder Nick Kreiger (so. Manalapan, NJ/Manalapan) added one hit and scored two runs. Catcher Stephen Petriello (fr. South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield) and right fielder Eric Sellitto (jr. Medford, NJ/Shawnee) each chipped in with a double and one RBI.

For Alvernia, center fielder Leon Stimpson (sr. Philadelphia, PA/Malvern Prep) was two for three with three RBIs. Left fielder Chris Gehris (jr. Sinking Spring, PA/Holy Name) produced two hits and one RBI. Catcher Kevin Bailey (sr. Fallston, MD/Fallston) had two hits, one double and two runs scored. Designated hitter Billy Turner (sr. Columbia, PA/North Warren Reg.) was two for four with one run scored.

The score was tied at four going into the seventh inning. First baseman Sean Kelly (sr. North Bergen, NJ/North Bergen) walked to start the bottom half. He went to second on a wild pitch and scored on Grimes’ double down the left field line. Sellitto knocked in Grimes with a double to left field.

Both teams had two runs in the second inning. The Crusaders took the lead with a RBI single by Gehris in the third. The Profs scored two runs in the fourth for a 4-3 advantage. Williams crossed the plate on a sac bunt by Kreiger with an error. Benak had a single through the right side, scoring Kreiger. Alvernia tied the score in the sixth inning. Bailey led off with a double and he came home on Stimpson’s base hit to left field.

Rowan travels to New Jersey City University on Thursday, April 18 for a 3:30 p.m. conference game.

Three-Run Ninth Propels Stevens to 5-3 Win at Vassar

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (April 17, 2013) – The Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to cap off a come-from-behind victory over Vassar College, 5-3, on Wednesday afternoon. This marks the second comeback win after eight innings for Stevens this season, who is now 16-14 overall.

The Ducks trailed, 1-0, after the first inning and then went down, 3-0, after two but blanked Vassar for the remainder of the game and chipped away at the deficit until the offense tallied three runs in their last at bats of the contest for the win.

Vassar touched up the Ducks’ starting pitcher senior Kevin Mathews (Jackson, N.J.) for seven hits and three runs in the first two innings but were shut down after freshman Greg Jakusik (The Woodlands, Texas) entered the game in the third. Jakusik no-hit the Brewers over three innings pitched with six strikeouts and allowed Stevens to get back into the contest with runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Stevens’ first run of the ballgame was scored by sophomore Marc Calleo (Bayville, N.Y.) after he singled to lead off the fifth. Calleo moved up to second base on a passed ball and then to third on a base hit from sophomore Gregg Nickels (Simpsonville, S.C.). Junior Dan Allen (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.) drove Calleo in on a fielder’s choice before stealing his first of two bases in the game.

Calleo went 2-for-3 in the contest with one RBI, while Nickels batted 2-for-5. Allen walked twice and scored a run in three trips to the plate and also earned his third save of the season with one punchout.

In the sixth, sophomore Brian Hennelly (Holbrook, N.Y.) reached base on a one-out double and scored on a single from Calleo. Hennelly picked up two hits in four at bats with a stolen base.

Senior Michael Donovan (Frisco, Texas) delivered the big blow in the game with a one-out, two-run double in the ninth inning with the bases loaded. Stevens put three runners on by way of walks before Donovan drove in Calleo and freshman Jayson Yano (Foothill Ranch, Calif.). Allen tacked on the insurance run by way of a wild pitch.

Junior Mark Poinsett (Ocean Gate, N.J.) earned the victory in 2.1 innings of perfect relief. Poinsett struck out two batters for his first win of the season.

Stevens travels to Lehman College on Friday for a single game before hosting SUNY Brockport for a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. on April 20.


La Salle 8, Delaware State 7

PHILADELPHIA – With the bases loaded and one out, sophomore Mark Williams (1-5) plated the game-winning win to secure an 8-7 victory for the Explorers over Delaware State on Wednesday afternoon at Hank DeVincent Field. Senior Pat Christensen earned his fifth win on the season while the Hornets' Derek Marshallsea took the loss.

La Salle improves to 15-19 with the non-conference victory while Delaware State slips to 24-11.

The Hornets scored two in the top half of the first and another in the top of third to take an early 3-0 lead. La Salle erased the deficit by hanging a four-spot in the bottom of the third to open a 4-3 lead of their own.

Freshman Collin McGowan (0-3) led off the frame and got aboard on an error by the second baseman and advanced to second on a Dan Klem (2-5) groundout. Sophomore Kevin Baron (0-3) drew a walk before sophomore Kevin Conroy (1-3) stung a double down the right field line to score two. The Blue and Gold proceeded to score two more unearned runs in the inning, capped by a Joey Ravert (1-4) RBI single.

Delaware State tacked on three runs in the fourth but the Explorers tied it right back up with two more runs in the bottom of the frame. Junior George Smith, Jr. (1-4) smacked his second home run of the season to lead off the inning to close the gap to 6-5. Conroy later skied a sacrifice fly to left field to score McGowan, who drew a walk earlier in the inning.

La Salle worked home a run with two outs in the seventh inning, sparked by a Justin Korenblatt (1-3) single. Korenblatt stole second and scored on a Williams RBI single on a 3-2 pitch.

The Hornets tied up the ballgame in the eighth but La Salle was not to be denied, pushing the decisive run across in walk-off style.

Klem led off the inning and reached on an error and was sacrificed to second by Baron. After Klem advanced to third on a wild pitch, both Conroy and Korenblatt were intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. Williams stepped up to the dish and rocketed a grounder up the middle which was snared by Delaware State’s shortstop, who had time to get the runner at second base, but not Williams.

The Explorers threw six pitchers in the victory, highlighted by a flawless ninth from Christensen, who methodically set down the Hornets 1-2-3 to earn his fifth win of the year.

La Salle will resume its schedule on Friday at 3 p.m. when Massachusetts visits in the first of a three game series.


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