Beavers score comeback win to end Florida stay

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Mark Leahy celebrates with Jimmy Parks as both score to put the Beavers ahead in a seven run eighth inning.
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Maine-Farmington produced a seven-run eighth inning on Saturday morning to pull off a 12-9 comeback win over St. Joseph's (Me.). Dustin McCrossin came through in the clutch with a two-run single through the right side to give UMF its first lead of the day, 7-6 in the big inning. The Monks would score three in the ninth but was unable to overcome the insurance earned in the final two innings for the Beavers.

Lehman split a doubleheader with SUNY Maritime. The Lightning pitching staff threw a one hitter in the first game, losing the no-hit bid in the final inning of the seven inning contest. Maritime came back to win game two 8-3.

The Manhattanville Valiant pitching staff limited the Devils to just five runs despite allowing 16 hits over the two games. At the plate, the Valiant bats stayed hot, piling up 21 hits on the day and scoring 16 runs to sweep the season series with the Devils. Jordanis Nunez recorded three hits and four RBI's on the day and drove in what proved to be the winning run in extra innings of game one.

Keystone scored three first inning runs and Felix Baez turned in a strong start to lead the Giants to a 6-3 victory over Kean in Keystone's home opener at Christy Mathewson Field. Keystone entered Saturday's non-conference tilt with just one win in 19 previous meetings between the two clubs with the Giants' lone win coming on in the final round of the 2013 NCAA Regional Tournament when Rob Rodgers tossed a complete game one-hitter to lead Keystone to a 2-0 win over Kean.

The Berry Vikings swept Rhodes, improving to 7-5 in the SAA.
Berry athletics photo by Russell Maddrey

Devin Skelton singled into right field in the bottom of the 11th inning to score Ben Jernigan, as Berry defeated Rhodes, 8-7. Skelton and Casey Whitaker led the Berry offense in the win, adding three hits apiece. They each knocked in three and two RBIs respectively.

Oglethorpe defeated Centre by scores of 5-2 and 6-1 to in a pair of SAA matchups at Gary Wright Field. Centre captured a 5-3 victory in the first game of the series on Friday night. The Storm Petrels reversed their SAA standings and now have a game advantage over the Colonels in the SAA.

Endicott split a non-conference doubleheader with Amherst at Memorial Field. The Gulls took game one, 4-3 (13 inn.), but fell in game two, 7-3. Michael DeDonato broke open up a 2-2 tie in the top of the 13th inning with a solo home run, his third of the season, and Mike Kochiss also added an RBI single in the frame to help lift the Gulls over Amherst in game one of the doubleheader. Amherst rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the sixth inning in a pair of runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings, respectively, to earn the split against Endicott in game two.

Scranton scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning and then held on for an 8-7 win over Moravian in the opening game of their Landmark doubleheader. Moravian bounced back to earn a split with a 5-2 victory in game two.

Augustana swept Rockford by scores of 9-2 and 12-3 at Rivets Park in Rockford, Illinois. In the first game the Vikings got a strong pitching performance from Walter White and a 13-hit attack on offense to lead the way. The nightcap featured Augustana scoring 11 runs in the final four innings to break open a close game to the tune of a 12-3 victory. This was the 100th win for the Augustana seniors.

Senior Drew Evans had two extra-base hits on Saturday, a home run in game one and a double in game two.
Averett athletics photo by David Connor II

Averett's offense propelled the Cougars to a pair of victories over conference foe Greensboro College at Owen-Fulton Field. Averett dominated the opener 17-6 and rallied to win the second game 8-6, giving the Cougars' 10 seniors a sweep on Senior Day.

Sean Buckland fired a complete game three-hitter and Andrew Toomey added a pinch-hit single to provide the only scoring as Salem State defeated Bates 1-0 in game one of their scheduled doubleheader. In game two, the Vikings produced just five hits as Connor Speed pitched the Bobcats to a 5-1 victory.

SUNY New Paltz took two of a three-game series over Plattsburgh State as the teams split a SUNYAC twinbill. New Paltz won the first game, 3-0, before falling 8-4 in game two.

For the second day in a row at Pfund Stadium, runs for Edgewood came a little too late for the sake of the Eagles. Edgewood dropped two games, first to Concordia-Moorhead and then to Wheaton (Ill.), by identical scores of 9-3.

Franklin senior Chase Steinbrunner singled home Nick Brems in the ninth inning to complete a doubleheader sweep of Transylvania and a HCAC series win at John P. McDowell Field. Franklin won the first contest 10-0 behind a three-hit shutout and 10 strikeouts from Christian Sullivan. Franklin capped the Saturday sweep with a hard-fought 6-5 triumph in the second game.

WPI and Wheaton (Mass.) opened NEWMAC action with a doubleheader. MIT earned a 5-4 win in the opening game before the Lyons picked up a  3-2 victory in the second.