DeSales wins easily over Montclair State

Tommy Epsaro was 2-for-3 with six RBIs in
DeSales' win over Montclair State.
DeSalesathletics photo y Pat Jacoby

Junior Tommy Epsaro hit two home runs and knocked in six runs leading the DeSales Bulldogs past Montclair State University, 8-1, on a chilly Tuesday afternoon at Butz Field. The Bulldogs (9-9) got a strong performance on the bump from senior Jack Moore who went five strong innings allowing just five hits and one run, striking out two, to earn his first win of the season.

UW-Stevens Point (5-3) posted 20 runs for the first time since April 2015 in a 20-0 seven inning win over Keuka (5-7) in Florida. Junior Kyle Mrozinski went 4-for-4 and was a triple shy of the cycle. He drove in five, including his first home run of the season. Mrozinski scored four runs in the win. Starting pitcher Ben Miller tossed all seven innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter. He scattered seven hits.

A three-run first inning including a two-RBI effort by freshman Aaron Alexander led visiting Pacific to a 5-3 win over Willamette. The Boxers (12-15) had three players – Joey Galeno, Derek Ridgway and Dustin Meyer – with two hits in the win. Pacific had 11 hits for double-digit hits for the third time in the last four games, who extends its winning streak to four games. Alexander had two of the five RBI for Pacific in the win. Pacific used five-different pitchers in the win including starter Bryce Wlodarchak, who picked up the win. The Bearcats (15-13) – who had won two of the three in a weekend series earlier this year – were led by Joseph Faudskar, who had two of the four hits and Eric Del Prado had two of the four RBI. 

Senior outfielder John Lippincott delivered a 2-run single with two out in the eighth to lift Westfield State to a 4-2 win over No. 4 UMass-Boston at Hagan Field. Lippincott's clutch hit came after Jared Ferrari walked to lead off the inning and was sacrificed to second. Following an intentional walk Beacons' head coach Brendan Eygabroat went to the bullpen to get Bobby Tramondozzi, who induced a fly out that advanced the runners, then Lippincott followed with solid single to center to give the Owls a 4-2 lead. Westfield State senior Tyler Tongue came on the keep the door shut in the ninth, allowing a two out base hit to Ryan McCormick before getting the final out to pick up his first save of the season.

Lancaster Bible College won its 10th straight game on Tuesday, defeating Eastern, 7-4 in St. Davids, Pa. The victory sets a new program-record for consecutive wins, breaking a tie with the 1980 squad that won nine straight games. The Chargers are now 10-5 this season, while the Eagles dropped to 5-7. The victory over the Eagles is the first for the Chargers since the 2008 season

Freshman Bradlee Sumner did not allow an earned run in a complete-game effort and Dan Ranieri drove in three runs, helping lead the Concordia (Wisc.) to a 6-1 win over St. Norbert. The Falcons strong showing on the road snapped an eight-game winning streak for the Green Knights. Sumner turned in the best start of his young career, going the distance for his second win of the year. The freshman did not issue a walk and allowed just five hits while striking out two. Sumner faced just three over the minimum, inducing a couple double plays throughout the contest.

The 20th ranked College of New Jersey Lions defeated Widener by a final tally of 5-4. With the victory the Lions push their winning streak to eight games and improve to 9-2, while the Pride fell to 6-9. Patrick Anderson went 2-4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Matt Giacose went 2-3 with an RBI. The winning pitcher was Mike Walley who threw 5.1 innings and only allowed two earned runs to pick up his second win of the year.

It might have taken six tries, but the first game on Hendy Field's new turf surface was a memorable one as Matt Smith turned in his best pitching performance of the year to lead Massachusetts Maritime Academy over visiting Becker, 5-0. Billy Keane collected four hits and Connor Kennedy stroked three of his own as the Buccaneers won their third game in-a-row and improved to 6-6. Smith improved to 1-3 on the year, allowing only five hits and three walks over his eight frames. The sophomore continued his pattern of high strikeout outings, whiffing eight to run his season total to 25 in 22 2/3 innings, fifth in the MASCAC. His 9.93 strikeouts per nine innings is ninth.

Deadlocked at 6-6, William Paterson (10-5) crossed the plate five times during the top of the ninth inning for an 11-7 victory at Manhattanville (3-7). William Paterson evened the score at 6-6 in the seventh anf then took its first lead of the game during its last at-bat, touching home five times. Dan Carter finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs scored.

Endicott turned in a 12-4 non-conference victory over Bates at North Field. Joseph Oriola earned the win (1-1) on six innings pitched, four hits, one run, four walks and seven strikeouts. Cooper Anibal also tossed a scoreless seventh inning, while Zachary Sultar polished off the final two frames recording three strikeouts along the way. Bates' starter Connor Speed took the loss (0-3) via 1.2 innings, six hits, five runs, one walk and zero strikeouts. Endicott scored early and often putting up two different four-run innings en route to its fifth straight win. In the second inning, Nickolas Perkins highlighted the frame with a two-run triple to dead center field, while the Gulls also saw Michael DeDonato, Michael Casciano, and Perkins notch RBIs in the eighth inning.

Senior Mitch Stotler tags out a DePauw runner
trying to steal second base.

Otterbein athletics photo

The Otterbein Cardinals waited more than a month to host its 2018 home opener, and finally kicked off the action at Fishbaugh Field this season with a lopsided 17-3 victory over DePauw. Otterbein, collecting a season-high 22 hits on the day, improves to 11-6 overall and win its home opener for the fourth-straight season what was a damp and overcast day. Ben Beachy had himself a standout day offensively, hitting a perfect 5 for 5 at the plate with two doubles, a triple and a walk in his sixth appearance. Luke Barber drove in four runs himself as six different players had multi-hit games. Senior John Kopicky earned his first win on the hill, allowing just one earned run over five innings before the Cardinal bullpen took over. Freshman Brad Calhoun struck out the side in the ninth, all swinging, to officially shut the door.

Senior Hunter Hart stroked a two-run homer and senior Drew Molin threw six shutout innings to lead St. Thomas to a 3-0 win over No. 2-ranked UW-Whitewater in non-conference in Auburndale, Fla. The Tommies (4-6) have won three in a row and have not allowed an earned runs in four Florida games. The Tommies close the Florida trip Wednesday with two games against UW-Stevens Point.

William Peace defeated St. Augustine's (8-3). The Pacers now improve to (12-14) overall. Freshmen Jake Norris and John Speight helped secure the Pacer victory today, with Norris going 2 for 4 at the plate and Speight pitching the first five innings, allowing just one run and five hits.

New York University won both ends of a doubleheader from Mount Saint Vincent at MCU Park in Brooklyn. NYU (15-1) took game one 8-0 and won game two 5-0 to complete the sweep of the Dolphins (6-11). Cameron Serapilo-Frank continued the impressive start to his season, pitching five shutout innings in game one and allowing just one hit to improve to 4-0 and lower his miniscule ERA to 0.75 through 24 innings pitched this season. n the second game, it was Sal Cammisuli who got the start on the mound and the sophomore continued the momentum. Cammisuli tossed five shutout innings before handing the ball to Joseph Prisco and Matthew Millus to complete the seven-inning shutout.

Senior Rick Spiers belted a go-ahead homer in the fifth and sophomore Matthew Nickles hurled seven strong innings as 10th-ranked Randolph-Macon topped Hampden-Sydney 4-2 in ODAC action Tuesday afternoon on Hugh Stephens Field at Estes Park. The Yellow Jackets moved to 14-3 overall and 6-1 in the ODAC. The Tigers fell to 10-7 overall and 4-1 in league play.

Five Trinity (Conn.) Bantam pitchers combined to shutout the Salve Regina Seahawks in a 5-0 victory for the Trinity on Tuesday evening at Murren Family Field at DiBenedetto Stadium in Hartford. Trinity improves to 4-7 on the year while the Seahawks fall to 4-7. The Bantams pick the ball back up on Friday at 3 p.m. for the first of a three-game, NESCAC East series against the Tufts University Jumbos in Medford.

Keystone continued its string of impressive pitching performances. Only this time, it was junior Christopher Adams who stole the spotlight, scattering four hits while striking out eight in eight innings as the Giants defeated Rutgers-Newark, 3-0, for their seventh straight win.  Senior Tyler Widitz came on in relief and struck out a batter en route to recording his team-leading fourth save as Keystone improved to 10-5 overall. Adams did not walk a batter in improving his pitching record to 2-0 and lowered his earned run average to 2.93.

Senior first baseman Dan Berardi hit two home runs, including a three-run shot in the third inning as the New Jersey City University upended Baruch, 7-3, in its first action in 10 days. The win is No. 99 for head coach Jerry Smith. Junior right-handed pitcher Anthony Carfora earned a tough save for the Gothic Knights—the first of his career. Leading 6-3, he entered the game with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the seventh before coaxing a ground ball to third to strand the bags full. Baruch went in order in the eighth and ninth innings. In 2.1 innings, Carfora retired all seven batters he faced, striking out three batters while throwing just 32 pitches.