New Rochelle playing freshmen rules

New Rochelle has just four players on their
roster who is not in their first year of college.
New Rochelle athletics photo
New Rochelle, a first-year program, started an all-freshmen starting nine as they defeated the College of Staten Island 4-1, on Sunday in the second game of their doubleheader for program win number 6. Daniel Trummert threw a 7-inning complete game, giving up 6 hits, 1 earned run and 4 walks. "This is a signature win for our new program. I am excited for our guys who have endured a lot in their first year; to come to Staten Island and beat a strong and storied program means a lot to our growth and maturation process," sid CNR head coach Thomas Cannella.

Senior Dan Morrin tossed a complete game with 11 strikeouts to help lead Moravian to a 6-2 victory over visiting Drew to finish a Landmark Conference series at Gillespie Field. The Greyhounds, now 16-13 on the season and 9-6 in Landmark Conference play, win the series 2-1 and have just one conference three-game series left to play this season at Scranton. Morrin recorded double-digit strikeouts for the second straight start as he improved to 2-2 this spring. With his fourth strikeout of the game in the third inning, Morrin became just the fifth Moravian pitcher to record 150 strikeouts in a career. During the game, he allowed two runs on five hits and did not walk a batter as Morrin recorded his first complete game since his freshman season and fifth of career to go with his 12th career victory.

Kenyon scored five late runs in the eighth of game two and denied DePauw a split in a pair of NCAC games at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind. Kenyon took game two 6-5 and game one 17-7. The Lords improved to 10-11 overall and 4-3 in the NCAC, while DePauw dropped to 3-18 and 1-7 in conference play. DePauw's Charlie Patrick went 3-for-5 with two RBI in the game.

Junior Matt Briner drove in three runs and freshman Brian Kane improved to 3-0 as Alvernia University (22-9) defeated Rutgers-Camden (16-10) in a cold drizzle Sunday afternoon in non-conference baseball action at Angelica Park. Kane threw his second effective outing against an NJAC opponent having bettered The College of New Jersey earlier in the week. He gave up a crooked number in the first inning of both games before finding his groove. Sunday he allowed four runs on three hits with an error, but kept the Raptors off the board after that going six innings giving up five hits with four strikeouts. Briner led the offense with three RBIs all without a base hit. He grounded out to bring in Alvernia's first run in the fifth then added a pair of sacrifice flies--both on 0-2 pitches--in the sixth and the eighth.

The run-scoring machine churned to the tune of 19 runs, as third-ranked Wooster reached double figures for the 11th time this season during a 19-4 win over Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at Art Nehf Field in Terre Haute, Ind., and with the win, the Fighting Scots upped their winning streak to 15 games, the program's longest since the Black and Gold won that many during the 2008 season. Wooster (20-3) scored in seven of its nine trips to the plate on the afternoon Harrison Walls led the way offensively with a 3-for-4 game with five RBI and a run.

Seniors Ryan Capel, Kylen Harrell and Justin Traxler combined to give up zero earned runs and strike out 11 to help Concordia Texas defeat Howard Payne 7-1 at Tornado Field.  With the win, the Tornados complete the sweep of HPU and move to 23-11, 16-5 in American Southwest Conference play and remain in first place in the ASC.  Traxler, from Austin, Texas, earned his seventh save of the season after tossing 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit and fanning four. He is currently one save shy of tying the program single season record of eight set by Austin Derrick in 2005. The save for Traxler was also the 18th in his career, the most in Tornados history.

Seven days off and a lengthy rain delay weren't enough to slow down the Franklin offense, as the Grizzlies erupted for a pair of emphatic wins over conference rival Manchester. The Grizzlies (22-2, 7-1 HCAC) socked nine home runs on Sunday afternoon on their way to a pair of wins over the Spartans (14-15, 5-7 HCAC). Nick Wright had three home runs on the day while Sam Claycamp and Brandt Pawley launched grand slams. Jarrod Smith, Jackson Freed and Alex Mis also left the yard, helping Franklin made it 11 wins in their last 12 games for the second time this year.

In Pitt-Braford's five games this week, Austin
Parent hit five home runs driving in 14 runs
and scoring 13 with seven extra-base hits and a
staggering 1.304 slugging percentage.

Pitt-Bradford athletics photo

Pittsburgh-Bradford got the best of a high-scoring contest, 17-11, at Mount Aloysius to earn an AMCC victory. Austin Parent continued his red-hot weekend at the dish, hammering his second grand slam and fourth total home run of the weekend. In total, he went 4-for-5 with five RBIs, four runs scored and two doubles overall. Aiding the 17-run effort was a two-hit day from Tyler Hoops, who also drove in a pair of runs and scored as many.

Ithaca erupted for 10 runs on nine hits in the 10th inning to defeat Utica, 15-5, at Freeman Field to improve to 14-11 overall on the season and 7-5 in the Empire 8 Conference. The 15 runs and 19 hits on the day are both season-highs for the Bombers. Robby Buffis went 7.2 innings and struck out 10 batters (four looking) and gave up four runs (two earned) on six hits.

After picking up a split on the doubleheader Saturday Louisiana College could not hold off the University of Texas at Tyl er on Sunday afternoon. The Wildcats took a lead midway through the game but six unanswered runs gave the Patriots the 9-5 win in the series finale. Graham Welch drove in the first three runs but it was teammate Zach Pavelock who had the game winning hit.

Cameron Ott went 2-for-4 including a bases clearing three-run double, Cole Luzins homered for the second straight day, and Ben Burman went 4-for-5 and scored three runs as Susquehanna posted an 11-3 victory in the third game of a three game weekend series against Landmark Conference opponent Juniata at Langdon-Goodale Field in Huntingdon. Susquehanna's hitting continues to be a strength of the team as five players had multi-hit games.

The Ozark Eagles won the series against Hardin-Simmons behind a consistent offensive attack throughout the game. The Eagles scored runs in the first three innings as well as the fifth and seventh inning to take a 10-5 victory. Justin Crider homered in the first and drove in a run in the second. Also in the second, Rocky Liveoak, Breyden Varner and Josh Woolly had RBI to give the Eagles a 5-1 lead. Dakota Ebarb had an RBI double and Elder had an RBI single in the third to push the advantage to 7-1. With the offense rolling, starter AJ Chalupka was outstanding allowing only three hits over a six-inning span. Chalupka fanned three during the stretch. He received the win, while Brady Taylor notched the save. Varner had an RBI single in the fifth and Crider went yard again in the seventh to make it 10-4. Crider finished 3-for-3 with three runs and four RBI. Elder was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs.

Senior second baseman Brad Schneider drove in three runs and junior righty Pat Rohr tossed seven strong innings to lead Scranton to a 4-2 win over Catholic in the final game of their Landmark Conference series at Volpe Field on Sunday. Schneider delivered a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the third that gave the Royals (9-10, 3-4 Landmark) a 2-0 lead. He added an RBI single in the eighth for the insurance run as Scranton rebounded from a pair of losses to the Cardinals (21-9, 9-6 Landmark) on Saturday. Rohr picked up his third win of the season by working seven innings, allow two runs, both earned, on five hits and six walks while striking out six. In the key moment of the game, Rohr worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the top of the fifth by inducing a pop out to right field and getting a strike out to end the threat.

There is something about senior Cole Lavergne and complete games in the series finale against the Texas Lutheran Bulldogs. For the second straight year, Lavergne went the distance against the Bulldogs, while the Centenary Gents scored five in the seventh to overcome a one-run deficit as Centenary (19-12, 10-2 SCAC) bested #11 Texas Lutheran (20-12, 8-4 SCAC) 7-3. Coupled with a Southwestern loss to Austin College Sunday afternoon, the Diamond Gents become the second team to clinch a berth in the 2018 SCAC Tournament.

George Fox kept their hopes alive for the Northwest Conference Tournament, as the Bruins swept the Loggers and grabbed an important win today in the final game, 15-9. Going into today's game, it was a must-win for the Bruins to have any chance of grabbing the fourth-seed in the Northwest Conference Tournament. The rain postponed the other deciding factor with Linfield and Whitman scheduled to play their rubber match Sunday as well. With the game moved to Monday, the Bruins will have to wait and see if they grab that final spot in the NWC Tournament. If Linfield beats Whitman Monday, the Bruins are in. If Whitman beats Linfield, the Bruins fall in the tiebreaker to the Blues and Whitman grabs the fourth-seed.

Miscues helped Johnson & Wales win game one on Sunday against Lasell, then cost the Wildcats in game two. Johnson & Wales won the opener, 4-0, but lost the nightcap 5-1. Lasell blanked J&W for 11 innings after allowing a run in inning one of the opener, but a four spot in the final inning of the day gave the Woldcats a split.

In a home Skyline Conference doubleheader against St. Joseph's-LI this afternoon, Farmingdale State earned 6-0 and 2-0 wins. In game one, FSC senior David Otero Jr. tossed 7.1 scoreless innings, while junior Matthew Constantine threw a shutout in the second game. Otero Jr. (3-1) earned the win after 7.1 scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out a career-high 10 and Hicks recorded his fourth save of the season after pitching the final 1.2 innings. Constantine improved to 3-0 on the season after a complete game shutout, allowing four hits and striking out three.