Comeback Tuesday

Joey Hodkiewicz pitched a complete game and earned his first win of the year with the 7-3 victory over Kenyon
Wisconsin Lutheran athletics photo

Wisconsin Lutheran continued play in the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic Tuesday with two comeback wins to improve to 3-1 on the young season. WLC won 6-4 against Cornell (Iowa) before coming out ahead 7-3 against Kenyon (Ohio).

Lynchburg won its third game in two days, 14-10, thanks to an eight-run eighth inning against N.C. Wesleyan in non-conference action. The Hornets sent 14 men to the plate in the eighth to erase a four run deficit.

Freshman Tyler Nieberding won the battle of rookie pitchers as No. 10-ranked Marietta defeated the Wooster by the score of 4-2 at the Snowbird Classic. Nieberding threw 5.1 innings and was charged with two runs, one unearned, on three hits in the win. Wooster sent freshman Nick Buckingham to the mound and, even though he was tagged with the loss, he had an impressive collegiate debut with three runs on only four hits in 5.1 innings.

Farmingdale State scored a season-high 16 runs as they earned a non-conference win over William Paterson in the opener for the Pioneers. Anthony Alvino was 4-for-5 with 4 RBI and a run scored, while junior designated hitter Ryan Levine was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and a pair of walks.

Thomas More's bats came alive today in a game against Wartburg. The Saints came out with the victory scoring a whopping 20 runs, to Wartburg's 15. Sophomore reliever Chris Auer received his second victory of the season, after facing two batters.

Kerrigan Cain had a career high four hits in a game on Tuesday for Case Western.
Case Western athletics photo by Ryan Baker

Junior second baseman Kerrigan Cain went 4-for-5 and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as No. 25 Case Western Reserve came from behind to defeat Rochester, 6-5 at Sanford Memorial Stadium.With five UAA games remaining over the next four days, the defending UAA Champion Spartans remain as the league's only unbeaten team.

An eight-run sixth inning propelled TCNJ to a 9-6 victory in the back-end game of a doubleheader with Daniel Webster in Winter Haven, Fla. The Lions dropped the opener 7-5, but came back from a 6-1 deficit in game two to earn a split. Junior Ryan Carmon came on in relief to pick up his first win of the season. Sophomore Matt Facas delivered the big blow in the sixth, roping a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs.

Freshman Brandon Bergstrom drove in three runs with a double to lead the Penn State Behrend to a 7-2 victory over Arcadia. It was the second win in as many days for the Lions, who scored five times in the second inning to take control of the contest.

Senior captain Sam Beatty threw a complete game gem to lead St. Mary's (MD) to an upset 3-1 victory over No. 7 Salisbury in CAC action. Beatty scattered seven hits in allowing just one run in 9.0 innings, striking out four and walking just two Salisbury batters.

Brett Buchanan pitched the final three innings for his first save.
Webster athletics photo by Dave Preston

Webster bounced back from a loss to Wheaton (Mass.) with a 9-3 win over Wartburg in Lakeland. The Gorloks muscled up for their first two home runs of the season and Zach Schneider pitched six shutout innings for the win.

Wesley was unable to hold a one-run lead as it fell to Shenandoah, 5-2, at Bob Reed Field. Matt Reigler got the win in relief for Shenandoah, allowing just one hit and fanning three over 4.1 innings.

RPI and NJCU were locked in a see-saw game before the Engineers lived up to that nickname, engineering a seven-run rally in the top of the ninth for a 14-7 victory in a game played at Southeastern University.

Skidmore upended Monmouth, 8-4, in Fort Myers, Fla. Kenny Aiello had an impressive debut on the mound for Skidmore, allowing one run and striking out four in five innings of work in his first win.

Sophomore lefthander Michael Macchia tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out eight while freshman centerfielder Phillip Scott belted a solo homer as Montclair State won its second straight downing Baldwin Wallace, 4-2 in the Snowbird Classic.

Washington College scored six runs in the top of the second inning to take control of the game en route to a 14-0 win over host Southern Virginia in a non-conference game. The Shoremen, which had 18 hits in the win, had five players with two or more hits.  Logan Dubbé went 3-for-4 with three RBI, while Garrett Richardello had a career-best three hits and plated a pair of runs.