Wooster gets statement win over Marietta

Wooster earned an important regional win with
Marietta on Thursday, defeating the Pioneers 9-4.
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First-year Andrew Hill turned in five strong innings in his first collegiate start, and third-ranked Wooster received support from a multitude of players during a 9-4 win over regional-rival, and 14th-ranked, Marietta on Thursday evening at Don Schaly Stadium in Marietta, Ohio. Hill picked up his first collegiate win. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits with three strikeouts in five innings of work. A quartet of relievers combined to allow one run while striking out five over the final four innings of the game.

Austin Jones' two-out double in the 10th inning gave LaGrange a 5-4 walk-off win over Piedmont in the USA South Tournament at Cleaveland Field in Williamson Stadium. The Panthers (24-15) moved to 2-0 in the tournament and will face N.C. Wesleyan, 2-1 winners over Methodist, on Friday. Jacob Gassert, who tied the game in the fifth with a three-run home run, led off the 10th with his fourth hit of the game. He moved up to second on James Poropatic's sacrifice, then Jack Layrisson was walked intentionally. McKinley Erves flied out for the second out to bring up Jones. The senior catcher lined reliever Buddy Green's pitch down the right field line to easily score Gassert with the winning run. Methodist and Piedmont finished the day 1-1 and will face each other in an elimination game.

Despite being the road team on the scoreboard at a game played at Jeff Albies Field in Wayne, N.J., the bats for William Paterson clearly felt right at home as they generated runs in six different innings on 14 hits to down Rutgers-Newark, 8-4. Matt Ferrara set a career high for times reached safely in a game, going 4-for-4 with a double, walk, RBI and a run.

Three La Roche runs in the bottom of the ninth tied the game before the game was called due to darkness as the Washington & Jefferson baseball team tied the 21st-ranked Redhawks, 13-13, in nonconference action on Thursday, April 12. The tie marks the second such result to a game under head coach Jeff Mountain and the first since tying Division I Duquesne, 7-7, on May 6, 2008. The Presidents' record now sits at 15-9-1 in 2018. With W&J leading by a 13-10 margin and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Redhawks rallied for three runs to tie the game before a strikeout with a runner on second ended the contest.

Mac Struthers' grand slam highlighted an eight-run first inning as the Keene State's bats came to life in a 14-10 non-conference victory over Spriingfield at Owl Athletic Complex. Seven different Owls recorded a hit in the 14-run offensive attack.  Struthers wound up finishing the day 2-for-4 with four runs batted in, two runs scored and a walk.  Abe Grainger went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs and a walk.  Nate Rossi also drove in two runs and walked, while Devin Springfield reached four times on two hits and two walks.  John Tarascio singled, walked and scored three runs.  Chad Shade and Logan Barrett each had three hits and two runs batted in for Springfield.

Wesley clipped the St. Mary's (Md.) Seahawks, 11-8 in CAC action to split the season series. All nine Wesley batters reached base and eight of the nine registered a hit. Jordan Marucci went 3-for-5 with two runs batted in. Will Barton, Chris Seibert, Micheal Piccirillo, Chris Bramble and Jarrett Wallace all collected two hits in the win. Foster added a home run with three runs batted in.

Sean Guida went 4-for-5 with a homer and six RBIs in Roanoke's 15-5 ODAC win over Guilford. The Maroons (22-7, 12-3 ODAC) are ranked ninth in this week's D3baseball.com Top 25 Poll and 13th in the American Collegiate Baseball Association/Collegiate Baseball Division III Poll. Roanoke, which lost at Guilford Wednesday, salvaged a share of the two-game season series and snapped the Quakers' (14-14-1, 5-8 ODAC) four-game winning streak.

Simpson couldn't make an early lead stand up in game one and dug an early hole in game two, falling to Dubuque 14-7 and 14-4 in an Iowa Conference doubleheader Thursday evening at McBride Field. The Storm fall to 3-22 overall and 2-12 in the IIAC while the Spartans improve to 11-11 and 7-2 in the IIAC. The third game of the series has not been set, though a decision is expected sometime Friday.

The Baruch College Bearcats recorded their fourth straight win by defeating the Dolphins from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, 5-2, at MCU Park Brooklyn Cyclones on Coney Island.  Matteo Flamio started and pitched a solid 5.2 innings, allowing only 2 earned runs, and striking out four for the win. matthew Lawlor earned the save with 3.2 innings of shutout ball with three strikeouts. Donovan Hunt finished batting 4-5, with two RBI and a run scored. 

Matthew Holliday broke Lawrence's career RBI
record in the opening game of the doubleheader
with Ripon.
Lawrence athletics photo

Lawrence standout Matthew Holliday broke the school's career runs batted in record to deliver a win for the Vikings in the opener, and Ripon rallied in the 10th inning to take the nightcap and salvage a Midwest Conference split at Whiting Field. Lawrence won the first game 7-6 in 11 innings, and Ripon held on for a 4-3 victory in  10 innings in the second game.Holliday, who entered the doubleheader one RBI shy of Andrew Wong's career record of 100, tied the mark with a run-scoring double in the third. He broke the record by driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th.

Senior left-handed pitcher Mike Ramirez authored the best performance of his Gothic Knight pitching career, striking out 12 batters as New Jersey City University (14-8, 4-3 NJAC) picked up a key 6-2 NJAC road win against Ramapo (16-11, 2-5 NJAC) in the opening game of an NJAC home-and-home series at Jeff Maund Memorial Field. NJCU scored three runs in the top of the fourth and the Roadrunners were limited to single runs in the fourth and ninth as the Knights snapped Ramapo’s seven-game winning streak in the series and won in Mahwah for the first time since 2014.

Sophomore catcher Brendan McDonald knocked in four runs to lead No. 20 nationally ranked Endicott past Salem State, 7-2, in non-conference action. Zachary Sultar was credited with the win (1-0) out of the pen on five innings pitched, four hits, one run (unearned), one walk, and a strikeout. Meanwhile, Kyle Wollman picked up his first career save as the junior righty locked down the last three innings of the contest (1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K).

Hamline shook off a 6-3 loss in the first conference game of the season to Concordia-Morehead to blast out an 11-2 win in the second game and earn a split in games played at Northwestern's field in Roseville. Nick Kukurich had a good day at the plate, going 5-for-8 with three runs scored, a double, a home run and four RBI for the Pipers, who are now 6-10 overall. Jeremy Szura and Nolan Schoonveld had three hits each as well. In game one, Hamline worked their way to a 2-0 lead only to see CC rally for six runs in the fourth inning and hold off a late rally bid for the win.  Game two was a much more pleasant experience for the Pipers. Ben Resnick was superb onn the mound. The sophomore southpaw held the Cobbers hitless until the sixth inning to earn the win, improving to 3-1 on the season. Evan Bayer worked the last three innings, allowing no runs on two hits to earn the save.

Sophomore Dylan Hapworth blasted a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to snap a 3-3 tie and Southern Maine went on to defeat the Saint Joseph's (Maine) Monks, 6-3, in a non-conference game at Ed Flaherty Field. The win was the seventh straight, and the 10th in the last 11 games, for the Huskies and improved their overall record to 14-6.  The Monks dropped their second straight to fall to 16-7 overall.

Kean scored 15 consecutive runs to rally from a nine run first inning deficit and defeat host Montclair State, 15-10. Trailing 9-0 after one inning of play, the Cougars (13-15, 4-3 NJAC) quickly tied things up at nine-all in their next at-bat and took the lead for good one inning later, 10-9.  In total Kean pounded out 21 hits with senior Matt Krupa recording a perfect 5-for-5 day with four runs scored and an RBI.

Trinity's top-ranked team rallied from an early deficit to earn a lopsided 14-5 win over Sul Ross State. Trinity (Texas) as won 19 of their last 20 games. Trinity improves its record to 25-2 this season after its seventh consecutive victory. Sul Ross falls to 19-13 this year with its second straight defeat. Jack Wisniewski went 2-5 with two doubles and five RBI to pace the Tiger offense, marking his first two doubles of the season. Rafe Chaumette also had a huge night, going 3-4 with two runs and three RBI and hitting his eighth double of the season.

Junior Jandi Pena had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in six runs and senior Bray Curreri and freshman RJ Gouldsbury each belted a home run to lead Keystone to an 18-4 victory over Centenary in the CSAC action at Diamond Nation. The Giants, now 16-7 overall and 4-0 in the conference, belted out 18 hits, including two each by juniors Mohammed Hussein, Jared Campione, and Sebastian De La Cruz, along with sophomore Adam Kelly and Curreri. Keystone's 18 runs were a season high and its 18 hits were the second most by the Giants this year, one shy of the 19 they recorded against Kean University at home on March 24. Hussein, who extended his hitting streak to 15 games today, got the start on the mound and limited the Cyclones, now 6-12 overall and 0-4 in the CSAC, to just two hits and one run in five innings.

Ian Scheidemann gave Rutgurs-Camden another treat here Thursday as he tossed a five-hit shutout to blank nationally-ranked Rowan, 11-0, in a NJAC game.  The victory was the 12th in the last 13 games for Rutgers-Camden, which improves to 16-6 overall and a conference-leading 6-1 in the NJAC. Rowan, ranked No. 3 nationally in the latest ABCB/Collegiate Baseball poll and No. 7 in the D3baseball.com/NCBWA rankings, falls to 19-5 overall and 3-4 in the NJAC.  Scheidemann finished with six strikeouts and no walks as he raised his record to 5-0 and lowered his ERA to 0.73. He has thrown five straight complete games, including three straight NJAC complete games, two of which have been shutouts.