Stevens loses no-hit bid, gets win

 
Chandler Brierley (1-1) lost his no-hit bid in the
sixth inning, finishing with a career-high nine
punchouts on the afternoon.
Stevens athletics photo

Sophomore Chandler Brierley pitched no-hit baseball for 5.2 innings and Stevens scored five times in the first en route to an 11-4 victory over Middlebury Saturday in a non-conference game played at Emory University's Chappell Park. It was the second meeting in eight days for the programs, who had not met before the 2018 season. Stevens has topped the Panthers in both meetings. Senior Tommy Baronner tripled and drove in a run for Stevens, who improved to 5-8.

Junior Nick Martinez had four hits and two RBI while freshman Andrew Ollwerther drove in two runs in the second game as Montclair State swept a doubleheader from Oneonta at Bard's Honey Field. The Red Hawks (10-4) knocked off the Red Dragons (6-4), 6-2 in the opener before completing the sweep with a 4-1 victory in the second game. Brian Reiss got the victory as he moved to 2-0. Reiss went the first 5.2innings allowing three hits and two runs (one earned) with four strikeouts and three walks. Righthander Michael Manfra (3-1) got the victory as he went the first 5 2/3 innings. Manfra allowed five hits, a run, struck out six and walking two. Minton quelled a threat in the sixth and pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn his third save of the season.

William Paterson (9-5) finished its Spring Break trip with a 10-2 victory against Becker (4-8) at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. Dan Carter finished 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Senior Adam Miller struck out five over 5.0 scoreless innings, scattering three hits (1-0).

Salisbury earned a walk-off victory in extra innings against New Jersey City University at Sea Gull Baseball stadium. With the bases loaded and two away, Matt Padeway would step into the box with a chance to end the game. His first two pitches didn't go as planned, as he found himself a strike away from sending the game into the 12th inning. However, patience at the plate led to four straight pitches outside the zone, and the Sea Gulls would rally to win 7-6 on a bases-loaded walk-off walk. Along with forcing home the winning run, Padeway led the team offensively, including two doubles on three hits. Connor Reeves earned the win in relief, pitching three innings and striking out five batters.

Lancaster Bible College had a spring break trip to remember this past week, and the Chargers wrapped it up in style on Saturday morning, defeating MacMurray (Ill.), 3-2 to finish the week a perfect 6-0. Lancaster Bible has now won nine straight games, and is 9-5 overall this season. The Highlanders dropped to 4-8 on the year. The nine straight wins for the Chargers tie a program record. The meeting between LBC and MacMurray was the first betwene the two programs.

Oglethorpe continued their stretch of one-run games in SAA play in Memphis, Tennessee, as they played the homestanding Rhodes Lynx in a pair of them at Rhodes' Stauffer Field. The Stormy Petrels came back to win 3-2 in the second game after falling 5-4 in game one. The Petrels got an outstanding start from junior left-hander Kyle Babb in game two, as he threw six of the game's seven innings and allowed just one run on three hits, walking two and striking out three.

Will Spanoghe allowed  two runs on six hits in
seven innings in the Seahawks 6-2 win over
D'Youville.

St. Mary's (Md.) athletics photo by Bill Wood

St. Mary's (Maryland) extended their win streak to four straight with a pair of victories over D'Youville at the Hawk's Nest. St. Mary's (6-2) survived a seven-inning rally by the Spartans (1-4) for a 6-5 triumph in the first game before notching a 6-2 win in the nightcap. This is the first time since 2014 that the Seahawks hold a winning record through the first eight games of the season.

Concordia (Wisc.) closed out its 10-game Arizona spring trip with a doubleheader against a 2017 NCAA Tournament team, battling Macalester twice. The Falcons picked up two big wins, rallying to force extra innings in game one and walking off with a walk for a 4-3 win before hitting their way to an 13-4 win in the second game. Michael Enriquez got the win, throwing three scoreless frames in relief for the Falcons. He scattered three hits and struck out one while throwing 28 of his 40 pitches for strikes.Bradlee Sumner picked up his first career win for the Falcons in game two. Sumner threw six innings and allowed just three hits while striking out four.

Marietta defeated Amherst by the score of 10-3. The Pioneers heads north with a 9-2 overall record. The Mammoths falls to 2-4 on the season. Jonathan Pingree finished 4-for-4 with the home run and two RBI. Geoff Snyder went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs batted in. Chris Petrucci and Shane Fetsko each had two hits in the game.

Edgewood wrapped up their 2018 spring trip with a 5-1 loss to Bethel at Terry Park. Steve Gavin struck out a career-high nine batters over eight strong innings, but the Eagles couldn't generate enough run support due to the Bethel pitching staff. Carson Selin struckout ten, allowing six base runners in six innings for his third win of the season. John Leach and Jake Marsh finished the game combining for three scoreless innings.

A collegiate first for junior outfielder Luke Tyree separated the Marymount Saints from Tufts at the Apprentice School Tournament, as his grand slam in the top of the second put Marymount ahead for the remainder of the game en route to a 10-4 victory. After falling behind in the bottom of the first, 1-0, following a RBI double by the Jumbos, Tyree ignited the Marymount offense with a four-run bomb in the top of the second to bring around himself, seniors Kaden Darrow and Javier Herrera, and junior Cal Berman.

A sacrifice fly by Drake Friend in the bottom of the ninth gave Hood a 5-4 win over Messiah in the third game of the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth series against the Falcons. Jordan Patterson picked up the win in relief. Brad Sawyer allowed three runs, two earned, in six innings. The sophomore struck out five, walked one and allowed five hits. Jake Howell and Ryan D'Allesandro combined on a scoreless seventh.

New York University swept a doubleheader against SUNY Old Westbury to finish its annual spring break trip to Florida 7-0 and improve to 12-0 overall. NYU took the first game 19-10, before completing the sweep with a 9-8 come-from-behind victory in game two. The Violets used a nine-run fifth inning in the opener to turn an 8-7 lead into a comfortable 10-run advantage. Leadoff hitter Ryan McLaughlin was the star of game one as the junior captain was 3-for-6 at the plate and knocked in six runs.

Alvernia (10-3) earned wins in the first two games of a three game series against crosstown rival Albright (5-4) to open up in MAC Commonwealth schedule at Alvernia. Alvernia took game one 5-4 in extra innings, and used a six run first inning in game two to take an 8-1 win. The Golden Wolves only needed one extra inning to finish the game. Nate Sides started the inning with a single up the middle and was advanced to second when Briner was hit by a pitch. Rieger then knocked a walk off single to left to score Sides and give Alvernia the 5-4 win. No dramatics were needed in game two after the hosts opened a 6-1 lead in the first inning of play.

Heidelberg opened up its home slate a day earlier than anticipated, picking up a 10-2 win over Manchester. Originally slated for a doubleheader on the road, field and weather conditions prompted a single game on Saturday, with two to come on Sunday -- all in Tiffin. Frigid temperatures didn't hamper the Heidelberg bats, as the Student Princes banged out a season-high 18 hits in the victory. Evan Long was a triple shy of the cycle, going 4-for-5 with a homer, double and two singles. He drove in three. Justin DeWitt and Joe Walton each had three hits.

First baseman Jeron Terres went 4-for-8 with
four RBI, a home run and a double on Saturday.
St. John's (Minn.) athletics photo by Libby Auger

Saint John's baseball out-hit Oberlin 31-13 but settled for a doubleheader split in Tucson, Ariz. SJU (9-2 overall) recorded 18 hits and took advantage of 5 Oberlin (3-5 overall) errors in a 15-4 win in game one, but left nine men on base (a 17-6 total in the doubleheader) in a 5-4 loss in the nightcap. The Johnnies' nine starters recorded a hit or more in each game. Sophomore outfielder Wyatt Ulrich paced the Johnnies with a 5-for-8 performance with three runs scored, two RBI and two stolen bases in the two games.

Four different players recorded multi-hit games and Babson got a pair of strong pitching performances on its way to sweeping Hope in a non-conference baseball doubleheader at Lake Myrtle Park. The Beavers took game one 7-5 and then blanked the Flying Dutch, 5-0, in the nightcap. Babson, which has won five straight games, improves to 6-1 on the year, while Hope falls to 1-4.

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The St. Vincent Bearcats earned a 5-0 win over Castleton in the opening game of a split doubleheader in Virginia, behind strong pitching from Jimmy Malone. In the second game of the day, the Bearcats lost 12-7 to Newport News Apprentice School. Against Castleton, Malone threw 8 scoreless innings, scattering 5 hits, walking one and striking out six en route to the win (2-1).  Brenden Lavely finished the game with a scoreless 9th inning with two strikeouts.

Baruch took the early lead, fell behind by a run, and finished by scoring the last six runs to record a 9-4 road win against the Blue Knights from Mount Saint Mary at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, New York. Liam O'Gara batted 3-5 with three runs scored, while Gerardo Roque and and Edwin St. Hilaire each scored two runs and two RBI to help the Bearcats to their second straight win. St. Hilaire had the winning hit in the seventh inning with an RBI single to plate Roque for a 5-4 lead they would not relinquish. St. Hilaire added another RBI single as part of a four-run ninth inning that put the game away. Matthew Lawlor earned his first win in long relief.

Chapman run-ruled the visiting Principia (8-3) in the bottom of the eighth with a 12-2 victory. Junior Tristan Kevitch hit two bombs for the Panthers (14-7), including an inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the fifth. Kevitch's other home run came in the next inning with two outs and sophomore Aaron Wong on first base. The left fielder ripped it over the left field fence, scoring two runs and tallying his third and fourth RBIs of the game.

In its first action since returning from Florida, Trine came away with a two-game split against Loras in neutral site doubleheader in Westfield, Ind. at Grand Park Sports Complex.  The Thunder fell to the Duhawks in game one, 10-3, but took game two, 5-1.

Ithaca closed out its spring trip to California with a 6-1 victory at Occidental in Los Angeles. Ithaca returns to New York with a 7-5 overall record after going 4-3 out west, including three straight wins. Senior Jack Morello, a native of Los Angeles, enjoyed the return to his home state as he tossed six superb innings in the win. Morello scattered five hits and gave up one run, while striking out four batters to no walks. In his two starts in California, Morello won both outings in 12 innings pitched with nine strikeouts and only three earned runs.