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Parker Tew had two doubles as MIT roared past WPI 11-7.
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After spotting visiting WPI a two-run lead in the first inning, MIT came back with four in the bottom of the first and never trailed again as it took the opening game of a NEWMAC series by a final of 11-7. Sophomore Hayden Cornwell and senior Ricardo Perez and three RBI apiece to lead MIT, while senior Shane Sampson also drove in three for WPI.

Junior pitcher Mitch Hunnicutt scattered five hits through seven innings and Hanover’s offense generated 18 hits as the Panthers rolled to a 13-7 victory against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Thiel got its three-game weekend series with Geneva off to a fantastic start. The two teams locked horns in a nine-inning game at Geneva, which the Tomcats won by the final score of 10-2. With the win, the Tomcats' third in their last four games, Thiel's record jumped up to 10-9 overall. The Golden Tornadoes fell to 7-11 for the season. The victory was the Tomcats' most one-sided in PAC play this season, and it got started with a four-run third inning that moved the visiting team ahead 5-0.

Corey Howie pitched into the ninth and allowed just one run to lift Howard Payne to a 2-1 ASC West Division victory over Texas Lutheran. The Yellow Jackets delivered Texas Lutheran's first ASC West Division loss of the season. Howard Payne was out hit 7-5, but the Jackets allowed no extra-base hits. HPU had two doubles  both leading to Yellow Jacket runs. Howie scattered seven TLU hits and allowed the one earned run in the win. He struck out four and walked one. Carlton Brown threw the final two outs to record the save.

SUNY Old Westbury defeated the visiting Yeshiva Maccabees to earn a Skyline Conference sweep at the Jackie Robinson Athletic Complex. The Panthers won 30-1 in the opener and completed the sweep with a 16-0 game two victory  Old Westbury jumps to 5-1 in conference action while sending Yeshiva to 1-3.

Huntingdon shut out Berry, 10-0, to improve to 17-9. Caleb Austin had three of Huntingdon's 12 hits. Cory Belyeu got the win and improved to 6-0 for the year. Christian Champion tossed the last three frames for the visitors. Casey Gray  started for Berry and took the loss. He allowed seven runs (five earned) in three innings.

Mount St. Joseph had four doubles in their win over Defiance.
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Defiance came into the weekend HCAC series against Mount St. Joseph on a hot streak, winning its last two contests. Unfortunately for the Yellow Jackets, the squad could not stay perfect on the week and lost the first of a three-game series by a final of 6-4.

After kicking off the IIAC season this past Monday against Central, the Duhawks opened up their four game series against the Simpson Storm at Petrakis Park. The Duhawks got complete game wins from sophomore Adam Schwoebel and Freshman Patrick Walsh. Walsh had a no-hitter in tact in the seventh, but back to back singles broke up the no-hit bid. Walsh ended the night with 11 strikeouts.

St. Scholastica overcame 2-0 deficit in the first game of a doubleheader against the Northwestern Eagles to win 5-2 and then shutout the Eagles in game two by a score 3-0 in a snowy UMAC matchup. The Saints offense generated seven hits while taking one walk and five hit by pitch in the opening contest. The Saints would earn 11 hits in the nightcap, two apiece by Flagstad and Casareto. Kyle Jensen pitched eight solid innings, scattering six hits en route to his second win of the season. Mickie Keuning earned the save, striking out 2-of-3 batters in the ninth inning.

Washington & Jefferson scored all 15 of its runs during the final five innings as the Presidents pulled away from Grove City for a 15-4 victory at R.J. Behringer Field. Juniors Tyler Schultz  and Josh Staniscia both went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead the Presidents’ 17-hit attack. Schultz slammed his first collegiate home run and collected a career-best five runs batted in, while Staniscia scored twice and knocked in one.

Mississippi College pounded out a season-high 16 hits in a 7-3 win over Texas-Dallas at Frierson Field.  With the victory, the Choctaws have now won a season-high four straight games. The top of the lineup was especially productive, going 12-for-17 with six RBI and four runs scored.  Senior Brett Hightower was 3-for-3 with three RBI, while junior  Kyle Blont went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Nicholas Pica allowed four hits and struck out six in six innings of work for Rivier.
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In their 2013 home opener, Rivier outpitched the Maine–Presque Isle Owls and won 2-1 in front of about 100 people inside of Historic Holman Stadium. Freshman Nicholas Pica was every bit as effective as the righthander  allowed four hits while striking out six over his six innings of work. Classmate Edward Soucie and sophomore Lucas Palma each tossed scoreless frames before sophomore Jesse Turcotte got the save after giving up a run in the ninth.

A.J. Libunao hit his third home run of the season, starter Joseph Kling threw 4.1 scoreless innings and Occidental head coach Luke Wetmore remained undefeated against his alma mater with a 5-3 victory over Redlands in game one of a three-game series at Anderson Field. Wetmore, who's in his second season as the Tigers' skipper, improves to 5-0 against the Bulldogs.

Lebanon Valley and Messiah both came into their weekend series looking for some offensive pop in conference play. They found it - and then some. Behind a huge 14-run, 19-batter third inning, the Dutchmen blew apart the game on the way to a wild 30-14 win at McGill Field. Lebanon Valley's 30 runs were the second-most in modern program history, trailing only the 31 runs scored against Widener in 2003. The 44 combined runs are the most in program history, beating a 23-20 game against Wentworth in 2001. MIke Specht led Lebanon Valley with six RBI, including five in the third on a bases-loaded triple and a two-run double.