Randolph-Macon sweeps for lucky 13th win

Reece Yeargain has a .987 fielding percentage to
go with a .363 batting ave. for Randolph-Macon.
Randolph-Macon athletics photo

Sophomore catcher Reece Yeargain had six hits, including four in the opener, and Junior Nick Roth combined with two relievers on a two-hit shutout in the nightcap, as the sixth-ranked Randolph-Macon swept an ODAC doubleheader from Eastern Mennonite Saturday afternoon on Hugh Stephens Field at Estes Park. The Yellow Jackets (24-3-1, 14-1 ODAC) took Game 1 by a score of 8-2 and blanked the Royals (11-21, 2-12 ODAC) 7-0 in Game 2. R-MC has won 10 straight and is unbeaten in its past 13 contests.

Third-ranked Wooster turned in a six-run, two-out rally in the top of the fifth inning in game one, and scored plenty of runs in the nightcap to back junior Brian Murray's eight innings of two-hit baseball, as the Fighting Scots upped their winning streak to 14 games with a 9-4, 9-1 sweep over host Wabash College at Goodrich Ballpark in Crawfordsville, Ind.

Frostburg State and Christopher Newport split their CAC doubleheader with a 12-2 loss in game one and a 6-3 victory in game two against the fifth-ranked Christopher Newport Captains on Saturday afternoon at Bob Wells Field. Frostburg (17-9, 5-6 CAC) smacked a total of 19 hits between the two games and limited a potent Christopher Newport (27-6, 11-2 CAC) offense to just three runs in the second game. CNU has scored the most runs in the conference this season, posting over 150 more runs than its opponents

The #1 Trinity (Texas) Tigers opened up a three-game Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference series with a doubleheader sweep at Schreiner on Saturday afternooon Trinity rallied from a first-inning deficit in both games, winning 8-4 and 13-6 in the road doubleheader. Trinity has now won 10 consecutive games to improve to 28-2 overall and 10-1 in conference play. This marks the second double-digit win streak of the season for the Tigers. Rafe Chaumette led the Tiger offense with an outstanding day. He tallied seven total hits in the two games, scoring five runs and driving in three more. Chaumette was 2-5 with a home run in the opener, then went 5-6 with two triples and four RBI in the second game.

For the first time in program history UMass Boston remains undefeated in Little East Conference play through first three weeks as the eighth ranked Beacons posted a sweep of UMass Dartmouth by the finals of 2-1 and 7-3 at Monan Park. With Saturday's sweep the Beacons maintain their lead in the Little East Conference and improved to 6-0 in LEC for the first time in program history.  The Beacons pitching staff had an impressive day start-to-finish, with the offense scoring crucial runs at the right time to extend the Beacons win-streak to 11 straight.

The College at Brockport earned a crucial 11-6 victory over Oswego State to take two games out of three. Alex Brown impressed in his sixth start of the season and the bats struck early to ensure they came out on top. The Golden Eagles move to 14-13 on the year and now hold an 8-6 SUNYAC record. With the loss, the Lakers drop to 18-8 on the season and sit at 9-3 in SUNYAC competition. Five Golden Eagles finished with two or more hits. Nickolas Pastore batted three-for-six and scored two runs. Lou Miceli hit two-for-three with two RBI, two walks and a homerun.

Texas Lutheran handed Centenary (La.) its first losses of SCAC action this season with 11-5 and 11-4 home wins at Katt-Isbel Field. TLU, ranked 11th and 13th in the two major NCAA DIII baseball polls, moved its overall record to 26-7 and its conference mark to 8-3. Centenary dropped to 18-12 overall and to 9-2 in the SCAC. Bulldog catcher Spencer Brandt went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in the early contest and had a 3-for-5 showing with four RBI in the late game. Keaton Boysen hit a three-run home run and had three hits and two runs scored in the opener. He added three more hits, a run scored and an RBI in the second contest.

Case Western Reserve University sophomore reliever Scott Kutschke picked up wins in both games of a doubleheader, helping the 11th-ranked Spartans defeat New York University 7-5 in the early contest and 4-3 in 11 innings in the late game at Nobby's Ballpark in Cleveland, Ohio. The two wins helped the Spartans clinch a series win over the Violets, as CWRU improved to 23-4 overall and remained in first place in the University Athletic Association with a 10-2 conference record.  NYU dropped to 21-7 on the year with a 2-6 UAA ledger.

Blake Strebler's four home runs in game two of
a doubleheader against Spalding set a new single
game record for Westminster (Mo.).
Westminster (Mo.) athletics photo

Westminster's Blake Strebler went 4-5 with four home runs in game two of a doubleheader against Spalding, including a grand slam, to hand the Golden Eagles their first conference loss. Spalding took the opener 7-5 as the bottom of the order drove in six of the seven runs for the Golden Eagles.

In a showdown between two regionally ranked rivals, Western New England and No. 20 Endicott split a Commonwealth Coast Conference doubleheader at Trelease Park. The Golden Bears defeated the Gulls 6-1 in the opener, before Endicott rebounded to take game two, 9-5. Junior left-hander Bob Hamel struck out five batters and allowed just one run while scattering six hits over seven innings to improve to 2-0 this season in the gameo one win for the Golden Bears. in gaining the split, Endicott was led by freshman Christian Jordan and Michael DeDonato. Jordan went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored, while DeDonato turned in a 2-for-4 showing with two RBI and one run.

Denison scored an unearned run in the top of the tenth inning to beat Marietta, 10-9, in nonconference baseball action. The Pioneers fall to 18-6 overall, while Denison improves to 19-6 on the season. Denison led 7-0 until the Pioneers plated eight in the fourth inning. The Bid Red outscored the Pioneers 3-1 on the final six innings.

TCNJ swept Montclair State in a NJAC doubleheader. They took game one by a final score of 5-4, and game two by a final tally of 12-2. TCNJ improves to 19-5 and 8-2 in the NJAC, while Montclair State drops to 16-8 and 4-6 in the conference. Joe Cirillo pitched into the ninth inning, and Matt Curry entered the game to close it out and earn the save. Cirillo moves into third place all time in program history in wins as he now has 23 on his career. Game two starting pitcher Brandon Zachary was the winning pitcher. He went 7.0 innings and allowed only two earned runs while striking out six.

No. 18 Shenandoah completed its third straight undefeated week with a doubleheader sweep of its ODAC series at Hampden-Sydney Shenandoah (24-6, 11-3 ODAC) ran its winning streak to 14 games with 26-2 and 11-5 victories over the Tigers (12-15, 6-8). The Hornets had 44 hits in the sweep, including 24 in the game one win.

La Roche broke out to the bats to earn a doubleheader sweep against Medaille 14-0, 13-10. The victory sets up a first place battle between La Roche and Pitt-Greensburg on Tuesday. Tre Thomas was excellent on the mound in the opener. He tossed 6 scoreless innings to pick up his fourth win. He struck out a career-high 11 batters and walked none. In game two, La Roche took the lead for good and with some insurance, held on for the win and sweep.

No. 24 Salisbury rallied back late to complete a doubleheader sweep over CAC rival Mary Washington at Sea Gull Baseball Stadium. Mary Washington held early leads in both games with Salisbury gaining their first advantage in game one in the sixth and in the ninth of game two.