Keystone defeats Kean in Mid-Atlantic tilt

 
Senior Austin Chaszar belted a double and a
triple in Saturday's 12-3 win over Kean.
Keystone athletics photo

Turns out a week off didn't have a negative effect on the Keystone. In fact, it might have been the best thing that has happened to the Giants so far this season. Behind another strong pitching performance by junior Dakota McFadden, Keystone rolled Kean, 12-3, belting out a season-high 19 hits in the process. McFadden went seven innings, struck out eight, and allowed just three hits as the Giants won their fifth straight to improve to 8-5 overall.  The loss dropped the Cougars to 7-11.

Clark swept the Beavers of Babson in a pair of NEWMAC games, 8-7, 8-4. The two games were the first conference games for both teams in 2018. Clark scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to a game one win. The game two win was similar as the Cougars opened another big lead early and added insurance late. Dylan Horn played a role in both win, starting the scoring in game one and hitting  three-run home run in game two.

Farmingdale State played their first conference games of the season and swept Mount Saint Vincent. FSC earned an 11-0 victory in the first game and closed out the doubleheader with a 6-1 win. Sophomore Joe Marino (2-1), who earned the game one win, and senior David Otero Jr., who picked up his first save of the season, only allowed four base runners in eight shutout innings. Junior Ryan Mallon (4-0) was credited with the win after striking out four in 2.1 scoreless innings, while Matthew Constantine earned the save after pitching two scoreless innings in relief.

Ryan Miller outdueled Henry DeCastor, one of the top pitchers in the region, as Benedictine blanked St. Thomas 1-0 in Florida. The sophomore retired the first 14 batters of the game before a two-out infield single in the top of the fifth, finishing the game by retiring the final 13 batters to tally the shutout.

After a seven-inning win in game one, the Centenary (La.) rallied from its first deficit in SCAC play this season with seven runs in the final four innings as the Gents (14-7) completed the series sweep of Schreiner (10-16) with an 8-4 victory in the second game. Facing a 2-1 deficit in the sixth inning of game two, Centenary scored one in the sixth and three in the seventh to take the lead for good. The Gents have now swept its first two conference series of the season for the second year in a row.

Senior captain Jake Vesling made his season debut on the mound today as Union defeated UW-Stevens Point, 11-4. Vesling threw eight innings against the Pointers, striking out nine batters and kept them scoreless through seven innings before conceding two runs in the eighth. Sophomore righty Colin Nye finished off the final inning to secure the win for the Dutchmen.

DeSales scored a run in each of the last four innings splitting a MAC Freedom doubleheader at King's College dropping game one, 5-3, before winning game two 5-4 in eight innings. King's College scored three two-out runs in the top of the sixth inning erasing a 3-2 deficit to take game one. The Monarchs took control in the top of the sixth scoring three times to lead 4-2 before DeSales scored once in the sixth, seventh, and eighth to walk-off with the win and takinig two out of three in the weekend series.

New York University dropped its first game of the season, 8-2, to Haverford, but bounced back with a 13-3 victory in the second game of the doubleheader at MCU Park in Brooklyn. NYU is now 13-1 on the season, while the Fords are now 7-8 after seeing their seven-game winning streak come to an end after game two. Haverford starting pitcher Ryan Giovenco held the Violets to three hits and two runs in 6.1 innings of work as the Fords scored eight runs on 15 hits. Five of those hits came from Michael Schwarze, who recorded a hit in each of his at bats. Schwarze and Sam Partee each hit home runs for Haverford. Tim Salvadore improved to 4-0 as the NYU offense erupted for four runs in the first inning and three more in the second to build an early lead. Salvadore took over from there, tossing seven innings and allowing just one run.

Eamon McNeil (pictured) hit a pair home runs
and Josh Cohen was solid on the mound as |
Occidental beat Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 7-3 in
game one of a doubleheader at Anderson Field.
The Tigers fell 3-2 in game two
.

Occidental athletics photo

Kellan Huang celebrated a couple of firsts in his young Albion career. The first-year second baseman/pitcher delivered his first walk-off hit to lift the Britons to a 7-6 victory over Olivet in the first game of the MIAA doubleheader. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning as Albion edged Olivet, 13-10, in the nightcap to pick up his first save. For the day, Huang hit .556 (5-for-9) with a double, two runs batted in. He scored four runs. Huang wasn't Albion's best hitter on the 38-degree day. That honor went to first-year left fielder Andrew Arszulowicz who hit .800 (4-for-5) with a double and six RBI.

Chapman earned a pair of wins this afternoon with wins over Middlebury and Williams College. In game two, junior Tyler Peck pitched six innings and struck out a career-high 12 batters in the 9-0 shutout effort, while senior Gavin Blodgett hit a three-run homer to help the Panthers (17-7) earn the 5-3 victory in game one.

Mitchell opened NECC play with a 16-2 victory over Southern Vermont at Alumni Field. The Mariners fell behind 2-0 in the second inning but ripped off 16 unanswered runs to secure the win. Kyle Hartenstein, James Rangel, Steven Pagan and Jason West all had three hits in the contest as Mitchell finished with 20 as a team. Mitchell starter Bryton Ferris lasted 7.0 innings and didn't allow an earned run to improve to 3-0. He struck out five and walked one while yielding five hits. Ryan Cullam led the SVC offense with a 3-for-4 effort out of the leadoff spot. He also drove in a run on the day.

Marymount split a CAC twinbill with Mary Washington at Plumeri Park on the campus of the College of William & Mary. The Saints blew the first game open in the top of the third with six runs on seven hits, as six different Saints earned a RBI in the inning. Marymount wento on to win 12-6. In the second game, the Eagles scored twice in the first and twice in the second to grab an early cushion building a 9-1 lead going into the ninth. The Saints scored fve runs to fall  three runs short in a 9-6 final score.

Pacific swept a doubleheader from Lewis & Clark on a rainy Saturday, winning game one by an 11-9 margin and the nightcap, 5-2 in Forest Grove. The Boxers (10-15) started the day with a season-high 14 hits en route to 11 runs to take the first game of the twinbill. Joey Galeno and Von Ferguson each had three hits, two runs scored and two RBI to lead Pacific. In the nightcap, it took a three-run eighth inning to complete the doubleheader sweep.

Sewanee earned its first conference win of the season over Oglethorpe in a doubleheader split, falling 11-4 in game one before taking the second game, 14-8, to avoid a series sweep. Oglethorpe's Matt Motz went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and six RBI in the opener. He finished the day with seven RBI in the two games combined. In game two, the Tigers jumped all over the Petrels in the early-going and did not let up. They scored at least one run in every inning except the seventh, and built a 9-1 lead midway through the third enroute to the win.

SUNY Maritime picked up a pair of Skyline Conference victories. The Privateers knocked off the Purchase Panthers by the scores of 4-1 in game one and 8-1 in game two on Reinhart Field. On the day sophomore Phil Russo went 6-for-8 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Sophomore Antonio Diaz picked up five hits, while scoring three runs and driving in one. Senior Matt Costleigh connected on four hits, while freshman Shane Sullivan had a team-high four RBIs while going 3-for-7 at the plate. Senior John Verwoert also added two RBIs on the day. Sophomore Travis Bruinsma got the start in the opener and allowed one run over his 7 2/3 innings while striking out five. Sophomore Brady Dolan went the first six innings in game two and yielded one run over that span while allowing two hits and striking out three. Sophomore Skylar Graff picked up the save in game one as he tossed 1 1/3 hitless innings. Junior Nick Fortunato tossed the final inning of the day and recorded one strikeout.

Washington College picked up its sixth straight victory and ran its record to 15-3 with a 10-2 non-conference win at Gallaudet. Chris Kramedas (3-for-4, 2 RBI, run); Evan Hirschbaum (3-for-5, run, 3 RBI); and CJ Gillmer (3-for-5) led the Shoremen offense. P.J. Mikulus (7 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 0 earned runs, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts) earned the win.

Keuka split with Colby in Florida. The Colby Mules exploded for 20 hits and scored 13 runs in the opening four innings in a 13-4 season-opening win. The Wolves rallied for the win in game two, 5-2. Senior Dakota Skinner had three hits on the day for Keuka (4-4). Bryan Johnsen earned the win on the mound in game two. He threw four shutout innings with five strikeouts and just three hits.

Hugh Smith threw eight dominant innings to lead Whitworth to a 6-1 win over visiting Puget Sound in a Northwest Conferencegame at Merkel Field. The Pirates broke a five-game losing skid and improved to 11-12 overall and 6-6 in the NWC. The Loggers dropped to 12-11, 6-6. The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but morning snow forced a late start to the day.  The squads will now play a doubleheader on Sunday.