RIT evens record as Capra ties one

Daniel Capra became the 19th player in RIT
history to hit two triples in a game.

RIT athletics photo

RIT (3-3) played its first game in two weeks, rolling to a 7-2 win over Cazenovia (4-6) at Onondaga Community College on Wednesday afternoon. Daniel Capra tied a program record with two triples in the win. The Tigers scored two runs in the second, three more in the fourth and two in the sixth inning to build a 7-1 lead. Cazenovia would add an unearned run in the eighth inning. All seven of RIT's runs were scored with two outs. Capra was 2-for-4 with the two triples, three runs scored and a run batted in.

Springfield continued its winning ways as the Pride (12-3-2) ran past MCLA (6-4), 7-0, in non-conference play on Archie Allen Field. An combined one-hit pitching performance from Nick Naples, Fletcher Comment and Ken Manero led the way while the Pride put seven runs on the board on the offensive side. Naples was credited with the win after he threw 6.0 innings of no hit baseball before being replaced by Comment and Manero, who finished out the game. At the plate, Cam Rivest led the charge with three RBI, while Mark Joao and Jake Gleason both had a multi-hit days en route to the Pride's fourth win in a row.

Greensboro rebounded from Tuesday's loss to Virginia Wesleyan with a come from behind victory over the Quakers of Guilford College, 9-8. Despite facing a three-run deficit with just three innings to play, Greensboro responded back in the eighth inning with four runs to secure the victory. Scotty McGuire and Cameron Peters each had RBI groundouts in the inning, while Carroll tallied another RBI double.

Taylor Grimm homered and drove in a season-high six runs as the nationally ranked UW-Oshkosh extended its winning streak to 10 games with an 11-2 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran during the Titans' home opener at Tiedemann Field. UW-Oshkosh (11-2), ranked 25th in the NCAA Division III by D3baseball.com, has not lost since a 14-10 setback to Transylvania on Feb. 25. The Titans, who entered the national top 25 for the first time since 2013, own their longest winning streak since rattling off 12 straight victories in 2008. The Titans, who outhit the Warriors 11-6, scored four runs in the fourth inning and three runs during both the third and eighth frames. UW-Oshkosh has won each of its 11 meetings with Wisconsin Lutheran since the series began in 2003.

Dave Tatoian had quite the day in helping Gwynedd Mercy to a 7-6 win at long-time rival Alvernia. The junior recorded his 100th career RBI and earned a victory on the mound in relief for the Griffins. Tatoian entered the game in the bottom of the seventh with runners on second and third with just one out. He got out of the jam, inducing a fielder's choice play at the plate and a ground out. He then followed in the top of the eighth with a two-out RBI single to plate Nick Mulvey for the career milestone. Tatoian becomes the tenth player in program history to reach the 100 runs batted in mark.

Junior Christopher Rossi tossed a complete game as Kean defeated Farmingdale State, 3-2. Rossi (1-0) allowed two late runs and five hits with four walks and two strikeouts. The Cougars (9-12) plated all the runs they would need in the fifth inning as Frank LoGiudice got things started with an RBI single. Conner DeForge recorded an RBI off a sacrifice and Matt Krupa rounded out the scoring with an RBI single for the 3-0 lead. The Rams (10-4) erased the shutout with two outs in the ninth. Domenic Palumbo walked to extend the inning and Shawn Blasberg reached via a fielder's choice. Joseph Roche then cleared the bases with a triple, putting the tying run on third base. Rossi then slammed the door with a strikeout looking to seal the win and end the threat.

Russell Hoh earned his first victory in 2018,
scattering five hits in the complete game
shutout, striking out four.

North Central  athletics photo by Steve Woltmann

Beginning its quest for a fourth-straight CCIW title, North Central opened conference play with a bang, sweeping Wheaton (Ill.) by scores of 10-0 and 8-2 on Wednesday afternoon at Zimmerman Stadium. The Cardinals (6-6, 2-0 CCIW) scored in only three innings in the opener, but plated multiple runs in each frame, including a three-run third and five-run fourth en route to the shortened seven-inning game.

York (Pa.) got to play just their second game in the last eight days as the Spartans bounced the St. Mary's College Seahawks 14-4 in York's Capital Athletic Conference opener in St. Mary's City on Wednesday afternoon. Junior Garrett Southern banged out four hits while junior right-hander Will Grega tossed seven strong innings in the victory for York. The weather has wreaked havoc on the Spartan schedule as York has lost six games over those eight days due to the snow storm that struck the Mid-Atlantic region last week.

The winning streak continued and another streak began to form as Chapman defeated visiting George Fox 10-0 for its eighth win in a row. It was also the second consecutive shutout for the Panthers' pitching staff, led by junior Christian Cosby on the mound. Cosby threw seven strong innings of shutout baseball. He allowed just three hits and struck out three batters without issuing a walk in the dominant performance. It was the longest outing of his career and one of the most dominant as he picked up his fourth win of the season and lowered his ERA to just 2.57.

Ripon's won their second consecutive game Wednesday afternoon, recording 15 hits in their 2018 home opener, en route to an 8-5 win against Marian. The Red Hawks led from start to finish, as Austin Fox (2-2) took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Riley Erickson swung a hot bat all day, going 4-for-5 at the dish with three RBI and three runs scored. Kyle Rogers and Keegan Johnston each recorded two hits and two RBI, while Josh Oswald also recorded a pair of base knocks. Fox pitched the first six innings and allowed just one earned run on three hits, while striking out three.

The College of St. Scholastica finally had the opportunity to take on Bethel Wednesday night, having to reschedule the Royals after unplayable field conditions postponed the original meeting in Duluth on Sunday. The game proved to be a thriller as the teams batted until the 15th inning, which is when Joey Zwak scored the game-winning run after a close play at the plate to give the Saints the 3-2 victory.  This is the longest game in program histoy for the Saints.

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy used a strong second inning to open up a big lead on visiting John Jay College and eventually defeated the Bloodhounds, 12-2, on Wednesday at Lower Roosevelt Field. With the victory, the Mariners' record improves to 16-2, while John Jay falls to 3-10. Freshman Vincenzo Alteri again led the Mariner offense by going 2-for-4 from the plate and knocking in three runs, while also scoring one run. Junior Jesse Reinebold was also 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored and five other Mariners all had one RBI apiece – juniors Kyle Cunningham, Tyler Mowry and Reilly Cherry, senior Michael Barnes and freshman Jack McCann.

Senior Alex Detweiler and junior Donny Gherardi had consecutive run-scoring hits as Stevens strung together seven straight hits as part of a two-out, six-run rally in the fifth inning as the Ducks topped visiting Elmira 9-4 in an Empire 8 Conference game played at Dobbelaar Field. Designated Hitter Tommy Baronner had three hits and freshman Thomas Paulich drove in two for Stevens, who won their third straight game to climb over .500 at 10-9. All three victories came in league contests as Stevens moved to 3-1 in the E8. The Ducks are 8-2 all-time against Elmira. Baronner has reached base safely in 18 of 19 contests. Tommy Fogarty had two hits and two RBI for Elmira, who fell to 0-13 on the year. The Soaring Eagles are 0-4 in the Empire 8. The teams will conclude their three-games series April 4 in Elmira, New York.