Trinity gets first win on Wednesday

 
Jared Love hit his 18th career home run as the
Chapman Panthers routhed the Ithaca Bombers.
Chapman athletics photo by Larry Newman

Sophomore Mack Lauder and senior Brendan Pierce hit a three-run home run and an inside-the-park grand slam, respectively, to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 16-13 victory over the Rochester Yellowjackets Wednesday afternoon at Lexington County Stadium. First-year Justin Olson went six innings and scattered five runs with only one earned run and four hits to earn his first collegiate win on the mound for Trinity.  Rochester starter Jack Donlon lasted just four innings and surrendered four earned runs and nine hits on the mound for the Yellowjackets.

Senior Cole Migliorini reached base six times with four hits and three RBI, and senior Cody Thompson struck out seven of the 10 batters he faced to record his third save, as 17th-ranked Randolph-Macon outscored Ferrum 15-7 on Hugh Stephens Field at Estes Park. The Yellow Jackets have won three straight, while the Panthers have dropped five in a row.

Chapman routed the visiting Ithaca 11-2 earlier this afternoon. The Panthers tallied 14 total hits and eight different players had at least one hit in the victory over the Bombers . Senior Jared Love led the squad, hitting a two-run homer, his first of this season. Following was fellow senior Conner Larkin, who had three hits and two runs on 3-for-5 hitting. Sophomore Aaron Wong, juniors Tristan Kevitch and Andrew Mendonca and freshman Nick Garcia each tallied two hits and Kevitch and Garcia also tallied two RBIs each.

All nine starters in the batting order recorded at least one hit as New York University defeated Alfred State for the second time in three days. The 14-5 victory over the Pioneers on Wednesday in Ft. Myers, FL. improved the Violets' season-opening win streak to a program-best nine. NYU's (9-0) win over Alfred St. (1-9) came less than 48 hours after it defeated the Pioneers 14-3 on Monday at the New York Yankees minor league spring training facility in Tampa, FL.

A four-run first inning combined with solid pitching helped Macalester defeat Marian, 7-2 at the Tucson Invitational. The Scots are now 5-4 on the season, while the Sabres fall to 2-7. Macalester received three strong outings from its pitchers, as sophomore Jacob Simpson started and blanked the Sabres on two hits and two strikeouts over three innings. Senior Sean O'Brien pitched two innings of relief and gave up two runs, one earned, and one hit while walking two and fanning two. First year Alex Denzler pitched the final four innings without allowing a hit to earn the save.

Junior Zach Quintal and sophomore Dylan Hapworth each drove in four runs to help the #15 Southern Maine Huskies defeat the Mount St. Joseph Lions, 10-9, in a non-conference game at Lake Myrtle Park. Quintal went 3 for 4 at the plate with a three-run homer and an RBI single while Hapworth was 3 for 3, including a two-run double.   USM outhit MSJU 15-10 in the game. Senior Nathan Hunter and sophomore Roman Rothwell paced the MSJU attack with two hits apiece.  Hunter had the Lions’ lone extra-base hit. Senior Bobby Delaney, the second of six USM pitchers used in the game, picked up his first win with two innings of scoreless relief.  Senior Jake Dexter earned his second save of the year getting the final out in the ninth inning. MSJU rookie starter Jacob Hughes took the loss after allowing seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits over 3.2 innings.

Patrick Schetter is three games away from
matching the Cortland school record for a hitting
streak held by Craig Kerner (26 games).

Cortland athletics photo

Patrick Schetter extended his hit streak to 23 games with an RBI single in the third inning to tie the score at two en route to Cortland scoring six unanswered runs as the Red Dragons defeated Rochester, 7-2, at Case Western Reserve's Spartan Southern Classic at Lexington County Stadium. The hit put Schetter into sole possession of fifth place on the Cortland all-time hit streak record list.

No. 8 Methodist set a new season-high with 18 runs on its way to an 18-1 victory against Albertus Magnus at Armstrong-Shelley Field. The victory is the eighth-straight for the Monarchs who move to 18-2 overall, which is the team's best start through 20 games since the 2002 season. It was also the sixth-consecutive game in which the Monarchs plated at least 10 runs and are averaging nearly 14 runs per game in that stretch. MU collected 15 hits and also drew 10 walks in the contest, including four players with multi-hit performances. Jacob Austin was 3 for 5 at the plate with three RBI and two runs scored, while Will Mayalso had three hits, drove in two and scored once. Davis Cass finished 2 for 3 at the dish with three RBI, two runs scored and three walks.

Led by five innings of one-run ball by junior lefty Liam Burke and four shutout innings by the bullpen, Endicott improved to 4-1 in against the SLIAC opponents with a 4-1 victory over Occidental. Burke struck out four batters over his five innings and allowed just one earned run on three hits and three walks in his second career collegiate start. After allowing the game's first run on an infield groundout RBI, Burke shutdown the Tigers lineup until the Gulls lineup was able to regain the lead.

Led by seven innings of two-hit baseball from senior Vincent Amato, Nichols earned a 2-1 victory over Amherst in Port Charlotte, Fla. Amato allowed only one unearned run while striking out four and walking three in the win for the Bison. Freshman Matthew Stewart earned his first career save, giving up only one hit with a pair of strikeouts in two innings of work. Senior Nick Roy led the Nichols offense, going 3-for-4 with a run scored, while classmate Chris Anderson went 2-for-3 with the other run scored. Senior Cam Cook and sophomore Ryan Nesbit each went 1-for-3, with sophomore Kyle Bouchard adding a 1-for-4 day with an RBI. Junior Joe Assenza went 0-for-2, but drove in the game-winning RBI for the Bison.

Sam Wheatley had four hits as the Cru cruised
to a win over Blackburn on Wednesday night.

Mary Hardin-Baylor photo by Andy Zavoia/AMVimages

Mary Hardin-Baylor used a pair of five run innings to break the game open as the Cru went on to a 14-5 victory over Blackburn in Belton. UMHB improves to 6-10 with the victory. The loss drops the Beavers to 2-10 on the year. Jacob Krzemien earned the win for UMHB to move to 1-0 and four Cru pitchers combined to limit Blackburn to eight hits in the game. Wheatley had four hits for UMHB and Dieterich and Braden Letney added three apiece as the Cru finished with 19 hits as a team. Tyler Durand and Steen had two hits apiece for Blackburn. Brady Wilkinson took the loss for the Beavers to drop to 0-1 on the season.

Case Western Reserve junior second baseman Rocco Maue turned in a career day, hitting three home runs and driving in eight runs to lead the Spartans to a 12-1 win over Roger Williams at the Spartan Southern Classic in Lexington, South Carolina. Maue hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, a grand slam in the sixth, and a second two-run shot in the ninth inning, finishing the game hitting five-for-six with eight RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base.  He has four home runs and 10 RBIs in the last two games for CWRU, and is batting a team-leading .514 with 12 RBIs and 13 runs scored through the team's first eight games of the year. The Spartans have now won five-straight games and improved to 7-1 overall with a 4-0 record at the Spartan Southern Classic.  Roger Williams fell to 1-7 on the year with the loss.

Sophomore shortstop Brandon Skopick went 5-for-5 and Illinois Wesleyan had 22 hits in a 14-5 win over Hamilton in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational at the Chain o' Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Fla. The Titans improved to 7-1 this season while Hamilton was playing its first game of the 2018 campaign. Freshman Nick Watson was the winning pitcher as he came in to relieve in the first inning and pitched a scoreless 3 2/3 innings,allowing three hits with two walks while striking out four.

The 11th-ranked Rowan Profs posted seven runs in the fifth inning to pull away from Bowdoin in a 16-3 victory at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. It is the fifth consecutive win for the Profs (8-1). Rowan has scored at least 10 runs in every game during the streak. The Polar Bears drop to 1-2. Second baseman Alex Kokos was three-for-six with two RBIs and three runs scored. First baseman Anthony Harrold tallied four hits (five at bats), two RBIs and one run. Center fielder Dan Shane, designated hitter Shawn Leydon, left fielder Monny Strickland and catcher Zach Leach each totaled two hits. Leydon hit a two-run home run while Shane and Strickland each had a double.

With snow on the warning track, flurries in the air and plenty of cold temperatures abounding, Purchase was undeterred in its return to the diamond. Along the way, the Panthers earned some bragging rights, too, albeit sweating it out late. In the annual "Battle of Anderson Hill Road," Purchase had a masterful showing against neighboring rival Manhattanville, edging the Valiants, 9-8. The victory showcased a sterling start for Jonathon Deacon on the hill and a nice afternoon at the plate for the Panther offense, which scored seven runs through the first four innings, including one in the first, two in the second and four more in the fourth for what appeared to be a comfortable lead.