Adrian, Covenant get upset wins

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Nick Goode had the game-winning RBI in game one of the Hornets ODAC doubleheader versus Lynchburg Sunday afternoon.
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Covenant ended its recent losing streak in a big way on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep of No. 1-ranked Emory. The Scots took game one 12-10 before handing the Eagles their fourth loss of the year with an 8-2 win in the finale. The Scots hit three home runs and pounded out 12 runs on 12 hits before holding on for a 12-10 victory in game one. In the second game, Covenant came back from a 2-0 deficit to score the final eight runs and claim an 8-2 win and a doubleheader sweep of Emory.

St. Norbert scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to lift it to a 3-2 win over No. 21 Rowan at Chain of Lakes Stadium. The Green Knights opened the frame with a Tyler Banovich single. Banovich made it to third  and scored on Jack Maastricht's sacrifice fly. St. Norbert relief pitcher Blake Rutherford then set down Rowan in order in the bottom of the ninth to lock up the win.

No. 6 UW-Whitewater early and held on late for a 7-2 triumph over Rutgers-Camden on its third day at the RussMatt Invitational at Chain of Lakes Park. The Warhawks gave starting pitcher Heath Renz an early cushion, and the right-hander took it from there, allowing only one run on four hits and one walk while striking out six.

Adrian cooled off No. 9 Wooster 8-5 with six runs between the first two innings, and the Bulldogs thwarted the Scots' late comeback bid. The first four batters for Adrian did the damage, accounting for 10 of the Bulldog's 13 hits and six of eight runs.

Castleton topped second-ranked Cortland State in game two of a doubleheader, 6-3, to salvage a split with the Red Dragons after dropping the opener 13-4 at SU Baseball Field on the campus of Salisbury University. In his first career start on the mound, Davis Mikell stymied the Red Dragons' bats all afternoon with nine strikeouts and three runs (one earned) allowed on seven hits and three walks to earn the complete game victory.

Junior Sam Stauble delivered the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning with a one-out, bases-loaded single to give the Southern Maine Huskies a 12-11 victory over the No. 17 Ramapo Roadrunners in a non-conference game at Chain O Lakes Field #1. Ramapo had overcome an 11-7 deficit to tie the game by scoring two runs in the eighth inning and two more in the ninth to draw even, settng the stage for Stauble. The two teams combined for 39 hits in the game.

Denison will return to Granville after a successful week-long trip to the Sunshine State. The Big Red closed out their run at the Snowbird Classic with a 13-2 victory over 25th ranked North Central (Ill.). Jack Blanchard led DU at the plate going 4-for-5 with four RBIs courtesy of a pair of two-run doubles.

Sophomore Will Shackelford went 4-for-5 with six rbis and two runs as Tufts continued an offensive assault at War Memorial Stadium with a 12-4 win over Apprentice School. Earlier the Jumbos had 23 hits in a 22-0 victory over St. Vincent at War Memorial. Tufts kept on hitting with 17 more against host Apprentice. For the two games, the Jumbos combined for 34 runs and 40 hits.

Alex Ross carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, surrendering a home run to the first batter he faced in the eighth inning.
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Johns Hopkins topped SUNY Old Westbury, 5-3, as junior Alex Ross pitched seven complete innings without giving up a hit. Senior Daniel Albert hit a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth to break open the game for the Blue Jays. Ross struck out 12, including 10 in the first sixth innings, facing the minimum number of batters. Carrying a no-hitter on 91 pitches into the eighth inning, Ross surrendered a home run to the first batter he faced in the eighth inning.

An unbelievable performance by 12th-ranked Pacific Lutheran's offense powered the Lutes to a doubleheader sweep the first day of a four-game series at Markel Field against NWC preseason favorite Whitworth. The Lutes collected runs early an often, winning by scores of 15-6 and 10-3. The PLU bats banged out 41 hits over two games, including 15 doubles and three home runs. They drew five walks and only struck out three times in 92 at bats.

Oswego State wrapped up its annual Spring Break trip to Florida by finishing off the sweep of conference-foe Fredonia at Lake Myrtle Park. Oswego's 9-0 win improves its record to 12-4 overall and 3-0 in league play, while Fredonia falls to 8-6 and remains winless in the SUNYAC. Reston Pettit started the game on the mound, dealing in and out of trouble effectively. He tallied six innings, while allowing six hits and zero earned runs. During the top of the fourth inning with the bags full, Pettit fielded a bunted ball and make a perfect flip to home for the force out, which proved crucial in neutralizing the Fredonia threat. Andrew Morano, Nick Demarco, and Patrick Gosney combined to throw an inning each out of the bull pen. The relievers did not allow a run, keeping the shutout in order.

The No. 5-ranked Texas-Tyler Patriots earned an ASC sweep of Sul Ross after taking two games by 4-3 and 4-0 margins at Irwin Field where the Patriots are now 12-1 at this season. Texas-Tyler is atop the conference standings and is 9-1 on its 11-game home stand. The Patriots, who opened the series with a  5-2 win on Friday, took all three games against the Lobos, limiting them to only 13 hits and five runs during their trip to Tyler.

No. 4 Birmingham-Southern shutout SAArival Centre in both games of its doubleheader.  BSC won 9-0 and 1-0 to improve to 5-0 in conference play. Tyler Wise and Rich Misischia led the Panthers offensively, finishing .500 on the day.  Wise earned a team-best four hits, including two doubles, scored twice and knocked in a team-high three runs. Stephen Himic pitched a complete game shutout, striking out a team-high six batters in nine innings of work. Ryan Gaines earned the other win.  He went eight innings, striking out five and giving up just three hits.

No. 22 Roanoke swept Eastern Mennonite, 15-6 and 10-6, to even up their ODAC record.  Roanoke recorded 19 hits in a 15-6 win. The Roanoke offense stayed hot in game two, notching 17 hits in a 10-6 win, securing the ODAC sweep.

Texas-Dallas won its third consecutive ASC series, this time picking up its first three-game sweep of the season with a 7-2 and 4-3 extra-inning win over LeTourneau. Texas-Dallas had a combined 17 hits, with Ryan Burciaga leading the way with a 4-for-7 afternoon in the doubleheader with five RBI and two runs scored.

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