Another day, another win for CNU

Christopher Newport was 8-4 in February and
18-0 in March and April..
Christopher Newport athletics photo

Rookie Josh Husby tossed seven shutout innings with a career-high nine strikeouts against Mary Washington on Tuesday afternoon, helping No. 5 Christopher Newport blank the Eagles 5-0 . Husby improves to 3-0 after combining with a pair of relievers for the fifth shutout of the season for the Captains. The Captains improved to 26-4 overall this season while winning the team's first 10 conference games of the year. CNU extended the second longest win streak in program history to 18 games while improving to 11-2 at Captains Park this season.

Jose Vasquez hit a three-run, bases clearing double in the top of the ninth as UMass Dartmouth came from behind to defeat Salem State 6-5 at the Central Campus Baseball Field. The Corsairs go to 12-8 while the Vikings dip to 12-9. UMass Dartmouth's last win was their 1000 in program history and stopped a three game losinging string with the win.

Keystone got another strong pitching performance today, this time from freshman Nathan Hinkley, in a 6-1 win over Centenary in the first of a two-game CSAC series that concludes Thursday in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Hinkley went eight innings, allowed only three hits, and did not give up a run to improve to 3-0 on the season.  His masterful performance included 67 strikes among the 98 pitches he tossed. On the offensive end, junior Mohammed Hussein extended his hitting streak to 13 games by going 2-for-2, including his eighth double of the year, and junior Dakota McFadden drove in two runs during a five-run rally in the third inning that also included a double by senior Ty Christian and an RBI double by senior Bray Curreri.

Salisbury defeated CAC rival Wesley at Bob Reed Field, 14-0, to extend its win streak to nine games. Starting pitcher Austin Heenan increased his season win total to six with the victory. He allowed only one hit over seven scoreless innings, while collecting six strikeouts. The Sea Gulls have a plus-68 run differential and have scored at least 11 runs in seven of their past nine games during their current winning streak.


Eastern  put up three huge innings in running past Penn State Brandywine in a non-league game leading into a string of six league games in five days. Eastern scored six in the third, nine in the fifth, and seven in the sixth to pull away to the 22-7 win. Jacob Breyer set the tone for the day with an aggressive start on the hill. The sophomore starter attacked the strike zone early on the way to four scoreless innings. He struck out five and allowed only three hits on the way to picking up his first collegiate win. With the heavy slate of league games on the Horizon, Breyer was limited to four innings in a game designated as a staff game.

St. John Fisher continued to roll as the Cardinals won their fifth straight game and knocked off nationally-ranked Oswego State, 3-2, in 11 innings at Laker Baseball Field.  With the win, Fisher, which has posted a win in 11 of its last 12 games, improved to 15-7.  The No. 19 Lakers, who had won 11 straight entering Tuesday's regional matchup, fell to 16-6 with the loss. At the dish, Fisher totaled nine hits led by Allen Murphy who went 3-for-5 overall.

Carthage equaled their 2017 win total on Tuesday afternoon, winning a pair of CCIW contests over North Park at the Holmgren Athletic Complex, 5-4 and 11-9.  The pair of wins improve the Red Men to 20-4, 7-1 in conference and is Carthage's ninth win in their last ten games. North Park falls 10-13 and 5-3 in the league with the two losses. Joe Sisk led the Red Men at the dish, hitting .500 on the day, going 4-8 with a triple and four RBI's.  Colton Klein and Vince Schwartz also turned in four hits each and crossed the plate twice, 

Souhern Vermont played their first game since
March 31 as the Mountaineers got out on the
diamond today.

Southern Vermont photo by Steve McLaughlin

Southern Vermont picked up a big 12-11 non-conference victory over Middlebury at Forbes Field. Neither team could sustain the lead as it went back and forth until SVC tacked up a pair in the top of the eighth to go in front 12-10. The Panthers answered with one in the home half of the eighth, but they couldn't find the equalizer in the ninth as the Mountaineers took the road win. SVC senior shortstop John Arancio went 2-5 with a walk, a home run, four RBIs, and three runs scored. Classmate third baseman Rob Spatafore was 2-4 with a pair of runs batted in during the win.

Junior Brian McHale doubled twice in drove in three runs, while classmate Michael Genaro struck out a season-high eight batters over seven innings as Babson defeated Springfield, 6-3, in NEWMAC action at Govoni Field. With its 11th consecutive win, Babson improves to 18-7 overall and 8-2 in league play. Springfield, which had its four-game winning streak snapped, falls to 17-6-2 overall and 6-3 in the NEWMAC.

Senior catcher Hunter Boyce delivered a go-ahead RBI fielder's choice in the bottom of the eighth inning and junior reliever Will Bryant closed the door for his ninth save of the season as the No. 20 ranked Endicott won 5-4 over St. Joseph's (Maine) at North Field. Boyce's contact came with one out in the bottom of the eighth which plated freshman first baseman Kyle Brennan who had tripled to right center to lead off the inning. For Boyce, it was his first RBI of the season.

Oglethorpe found themselves locked in a pitcher's duel for much of Tuesday night's game against crosstown rival Emory at Anderson Field. The Stormy Petrels broke through with four runs in the seventh, though, turning a 2-2 tie into a 6-2 Oglethorpe victory and improving the home side to 23-12 on the season.

Rutgers-Newark notched a thrilling come-from-behind walkoff win today for its third victory in a row, defeating visiting Alvernia 4-3 in 11 innings. The Scarlet Raiders improve to 9-15 while the Golden Wolves drop to 18-9. Rutgers-Newark got the majority of its offense very late in the contest beginning when the home team was down to its final three outs.

Ramapo defeated Staten Island 14-7 today at Jeff Maund Field as the Roadrunners improved to 16-10 overall. The Dolphins drop to 8-9 on the season. Nicke Recarte (2-1) earned the win on the mound with seven strikeouts, eight walks in 5.0 innings pitched. He scattered two hits and surrendered four runs. Tyler Lombardo worked the next three innings, striking out three, walking none and scattering five hits and letting up two runs. Sartori pitched the ninth inning, scattering three hits and surrendering one run. Joe Maugeri was perfect at the plate finishing 4-4 with four runs scored and two RBI while Anthony Kuzmenko finished 3-5 with three RBI and one run scored.

Carroll swept a doubleheader Tuesday evening
at Elmhurstby the final scores of 7-5 and 8-7.

Carroll athletics photo

Hood's bullpen retired all 10 batters it faced, including six via strikeout, in a 4-3 win over visiting Eastern Mennonite in non-conference action. Jahlin Jean-Baptiste entered the game with two on and two out in the sixth. After inducing a flyout to end the inning, the sophomore struck out the side in the seventh for the win. Jake Howell fanned three in the eighth and ninth for the save.

Senior Jake Fling moved into a tie with junior Michael Wielansky for Wooster's career program record in triples, and the third-ranked Fighting Scots continued to click in all phases en route to winning their 11th straight game by a 10-1 score over host Thiel at Tomcat Park in Greenville, Pa. Senior Alec Hammond improved to 4-0 on the year with six innings of four-hit, one-run baseball. The southpaw struck out five before a quartet of relievers combined to allow one hit over the final three innings.

Covenant responded from a 7-4, game one loss with solid pitching and timely hitting to earn an 8-3 win in the finale on Tuesday night at Berry. Covenant goes to 12-22 on the year, while Berry, which is receiving votes in the Top 25, is now 24-11. the first game, Caleb Bloye was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Covenant but Berry used a three-run third to take the lead for good in a 7-4 victory. Four Covenant players had two hits in the win for Covenant as the Scots out-hit Berry 11-8.

Senior Kyle Lupas and his younger brother Jacob Lupas celebrated National Sibling Day by leading King's College to a 10-2 victory over Clarks Summit at Lipo Field on Tuesday afternoon in Wilkes-Barre. Kyle went 4-for-5 with two RBI at the plate while younger brother Jacob pitched seven strong innings to pick up his first career victory in his first career start. The Monarchs improved to 9-13 while the Defenders fell to 0-15.

Northwestern (Minn) won the nightcap Tuesday night, 5-2, to gain a split with visiting Northland in the conference opener at Reynolds Field. The Eagles – who are now 6-13 overall on the year – dropped game one, 16-8. After the Eagles had cut the Lumberjack lead to 9-8 in the bottom of the sixth, the visitors scored a combined seven runs in the next two frames to take the opener, 16-8. Northwestern scored all five of its runs in the third inning and rode the pitching of Phillip Wall to pick up the 5-2 win in game two

Trailing 6-2 in the middle of the eighth inning, William Paterson (15-8) rallied for four runs in the ninth, then used a sacrifice fly by senior catcher Jorge Solodkin in the 10th for a walk-off 7-6 victory against U.S. Merchant Marine (21-5). Dan Carter finished 3-for-5 with a solo home run, two RBI and a pair of runs scored. Solodkin went 1-for-1 with a walk, RBI, run and sac fly