April 18, 2011

Tufts stretch win streak to 14

Edward Bernstein earn his fourth save of the season in the second game of Tufts sweep of UMass-Dartmouth.
Tufts sports information

Tufts stretched its winning streak to 14 games on Monday by sweeping the UMass-Dartmouth, 16-1 and 4-3. Jumbos senior pitcher Pat O'Donnell earned the win, allowing five hits and one run with four strikeouts in seven innings of work. In the nighcap, Jake Crawford took the win, allowing a run with four strikeouts in two innings of work. Tufts senior reliever Edward Bernstein closed out the seventh inning, earning his fourth save of the season.

Joe Bogdewiecz set the Washington & Jefferson career walk mark during the second game of the Presidents' doubleheader against Grove City at Ross Memorial Park. W&J won the first game of the twinbill 11-7 and lost the second 10-5.  Bogdewiecz now has a school-record 73 walks in his career after surpassing Jim Pasquine and Nick Fiorilli. The senior didn’t record a hit in either game, but scored three runs in the first, one in the second and has now reached base in 13 straight games.

Senior Chris Cirlincione improved to 4-0 as he helped Kean to a 6-4 victory over host Richard Stockton in a makeup NJAC contest. Dylan Laguna led the Cougars with a 2-for-3 day including an RBI.  Chris Wedding led the Ospreys as he was 3-for-4 with three RBI.

UW-Whitewater defeated UW-Stout twice in Menomonie, Wisconsin at Nelson Field to take the season series from the Blue Devils 3-1.  The 'Hawks used thirteen hits in each game to secure the victories; 11-5 in game one and 9-5 in game two.  UW-Whitewater improves to 18-5 overall and 11-3 in the WIAC.

Eric Rohe twirled a five-hit shutout to improve his record to 4-0 inCarthage's 13-0 win over Augustana.
Carthage photo by David S. Rohe

No. 14 Carthage salvaged a three-game series with 15th Augustana with a 13-0 win over the Vikings at Swanson Stadium/Brunner Field in Moline, Ill. Carthage lost both ends of a Sunday doubleheader to Augustana, 3-1 and 8-7. The win left the Red Men in first place in the CCIW, one-half game ahead of both Illinois Wesleyan and North Central (Ill.).

Justin Jirschele’s two RBI double in the ninth inning of game one and Sean Gerber’s two RBI single in the 11th inning of game two gave UW-Stevens Point a sweep against the Eagles of UW-La Crosse. The Pointers took game one 5-3 and won the nightcap 7-6 in 11 innings.

Westminster (Pa.) lost at No. 18-ranked Thomas More, 8-5. The Titans made a late comeback attempt before the reigning Presidents' Athletic Conference champions dealt the Titans a loss to take the three-game series 2-1.

Bryan Marotta muscled a solo homer with one out in the top of the 12th inning for the game-winning run as Oneonta State won its fourth straight slipping past Montclair State 4-3 at Yogi Berra Stadium. Jake Robinson tied the game in the top of the ninth with a one-out RBI single as the Red Dragons posted a one-run win for the second consecutive day.

Tayler Rahm had three hits on the day and extended his hitting streak to 15 games as the host Tommies swept a non-conference baseball doubleheader against Bethany Lutheran at Koch Diamond. St. Thomas won 4-3 and 6-0 and run its win streak to five. After a 2-8 start, the Tommies have won 11 of their last 16 games to move to .500 for the first time this spring.

Westfield senior pitcher Sean Keane gave up just one run on five hits in the Owl's victory.
Westfield State sports information

Westfield State swept Salem State by identical 4-1 scores in a midseason MASCAC doubleheader showdown in the Witch City. The Owls are now alone in first place in the MASCAC with a 7-1 record. Salem and Worcester State are tied for second with 5-3 records.

New Jersey City led 14-7 midway through its NJAC game with Ramapo, thanks to a nine-run third inning, but the Roadrunners chipped away with three runs in the eighth inning to tie it and after NJCU went in front 16-14, the visitors took the lead with five runs in the ninth, including four runs after two outs had been recorded, as Ramapo overcame NJCU, 19-16, in a wild baseball contest at the Thomas M. Gerrity Athletic Complex.

Washington (Mo.) finished its four-game home stand with a 4-0 mark after sweeping a doubleheader with Webster at Irv Utz Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. Senior Adam Merzel tossed his first complete game of the year as Washington grabbed a 4-2 win in game one. Just as he did in a win over Webster last Thursday, senior Brandon Rogalski delivered a game-winning two RBI-base hit to lift the Bears to a 5-4 win in the second game.

Johns Hopkins nearly dug itself out of an early 5-0 hole, but its comeback attempt fell just short as the Blue Jays fell, 6-5, to Lebanon Valley in non-conference action in Annville, PA. Hopkins sees its five-game winning streak come to an end and drops to 18-11 overall, while the Dutchmen improve to 12-17 with the win.

Alex Wong and Nick Colanto each posted their third straight complete-game victory, while Justin Bolla and Jake McManus paced the offense with three hits apiece as the Wentworth swept Nichols, 4-1 and 3-1, in a TCCC doubleheader at Endicott's North Field.

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