Arcadia claims Clemente Cup, Rhodes and Salisbury win top 25 contests

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Alvernia won the Inaugural Clememte Cup on Wednesday.
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Arcadia made history Wednesday night at Estadio Municipal Luis A. "Canena" Marquez as it claimed the inaugural Roberto Clemente Cup championship with a 6-5 win over SUNY Canton. The Knights improved to 4-0 on their spring break trip to Puerto Rico.

Thiel outlasted the Alvernia Crusaders 4-3 on the fourth day of competition at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. Dan Koller knocked three doubles in the game for the Tomcats, tying a single-game program record.

Wesley began their CAC schedule on the right foot, cruising to an 11-3 victory over St. Mary's (Md.). Ron Morello finished with a team-high four RBI and was just a home run short of the cycle as the Wolverines took care of the Seahawks. Cody Simet earned his third win of the season, tossing six innings and allowing just one earned run on five scattered hits.

The Illinois College Blueboys were held scoreless for the first two innings, then exploded for 17 runs in their final 11 trips to the plate to defeat Newbury in a doubleheader by scores of 5-0 and 12-10. Cain Brady led the Illinois College offense with six hits on the day.

La Roche overcame a 3-1 late inning deficit by scoring four runs over the final two innings to earn a 5-3 victory over Widener. The game was a rematch of the 2014 NCAA Regional Tournament. Regis Sauers got the start and scattered 3 runs (2 earned runs) over six innings of work. Anthony Romano earned the win in relief with perfect seventh and eighth innings while Trey Claar threw a scoreless ninth to record the save.

A three-run eighth and an inning-ending double play propelled Bluffton to a 5-4 victory over Moravian. The Beavers took advantage of three straight walks in the eighth in improving to 2-3 on the season. Moravian dropped to 4-4 following the loss.

Cory Kreamer was 3-for-5 with a double and a home run, contributing six RBIs.
Rutgers-Camden photo by Curt Hudson

Rutgers-Camden drilled 14 hits, including three home runs, as the Scarlet Raptors defeated York (Pa.), 14-2. The beneficiary of the strong Raptor attack was senior righty Ryan Sullivan, who hurled five-hit shutout ball over six innings. He walked one, struck out one and induced three double plays.

Mitch Lasceski drove in six runs, and Justin Dennis, Steven Marowski and Luke Bottomley all had two RBI to lead Albion to a 17-2 rout of Juniata. It was Albion's fourth win in a row to match its longest winning streak during the 2015 season.

Toby Welk turned in a record setting performance and Penn State Berks was banging on all cylinders in its sweep over Swarthmore, winning by scores of 11-3 and 23-8. The Nittany Lions continued to their best start in program history to by improving to 6-1 in the early going. In the two games combined on Wednesday, Berks had three doubles, seven home runs, 16 walks, and three stolen bases. They only stranded four base runners in the opener and six game two. In the second game, Welk went 4-for-4 with three home runs, 10 RBI, four runs scored, and a walk. The freshman infielder broke the single-game school record for homers and RBIs, while tying the program record for runs scored in a game.

Back to back doubles to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning gave Rhodes a thrilling 9-8 come from behind victory over Marietta. Ryan Olive led off the final frame with a double to the wall in left field. Levi Greenberg followed with a double to the wall in right center easily scoring Olive with the winning run. Greenberg finished the day 3-for-5 with two runs batted in.

Junior Anthony Bonilla went 3-5 and collected a career-best four RBI's in the St. Joseph's (L.I.) 7-5 victory over John Jay at Gregg Alfano Field. In his first start with the Golden Eagles, Brandon Lubrano struck out five batters and allowed two runs in six innings to pick up the win.

Penn State Behrend picked up their first team shutout of the season, defeating Bridgewater State 8-0. Phil Myers, Eric Mikulan, and David Boehme combined for the shutout. Myers got the start and picked up the win in seven innings of work for the Lions. He gave up six hits, a walk and struck out two. Mikulan and Boehme each pitched an inning and struck out two.

Davey Casciola got the scoring started against Webster with a solo home run.
Cal Lutheran athletics photo by Tracy L. Olson

Postponed from Monday because of weather, the Cal Lutheran and Webster teams met on George “Sparky” Anderson Field this afternoon with the host Kingsmen defeating the Gorloks 7-5 in a comeback beneath bright blue skies on a gorgeous afternoon. Ryan Bill was successful in his first collegiate start, going 6.1 innings, striking out one.

Kean plated 13 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Susquehanna. Sophomore Matt Krupa was a combined 4-for-7 with a double and two RBI.

Ben White cranked his first home run of the season to lead La Verne to a 10-5 win over Eastern Mennonite at Ben Hines Field. White finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Virginia Wesleyan's pitching staff kept zeroes on the board, as the batters got timely hits to defeat Methodist 5-0. First-year Tyler Floyd got the start on the bump for the Marlins and scattered three hits over four innings pitched, giving up no runs in the process. He claimed the win after just four innings as the contest was declared to be a bullpen by committee.