|The Kenyon Lords upended 10th-ranked College of Wooster by a 6-1 tally on Sunday in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at McCloskey Field. Kenyon finalized its 2019 record with a 21-16 mark. Charlie Bailey earned the win with the best appearance of the season. He pitched a season-high 4.2 frames, gave up two hits, one earned run and fanned four.
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Senior Brendan Mapes set the single-season hits record and played all nine positions in game two to cap off a Senior Day sweep for the Oberlin College baseball team. The Yeomen took down the Hiram College Terriers 15-14 in game one and held on to win game two 14-12. Mapes went 6-for-8 at the plate with a double and a triple on the day. The Mount Vernon, Ohio, native drove in six runs and scored four times. He finished the season hitting .441 with 63 hits in 143 at-bats. He past Andrew Hutson's mark 62 hits from the 2015 season. Freshman Jacob Thompson finished the twinbill with four hits as he ended the season on a 17-game hitting streak, while sophomore Alexis Castillo will also carry a 13-game hitting streak into next season.
|Sophomore Joseph Curci went a combined 6 for 9 with
three runs batted in to lead RPI to a doubleheader sweep of
RIT on the final day of regular season play at Robison Field.
With wins of 12-1 and 8-2, the Engineers improve to 19-17
overall (15-9 Liberty League), while the Tigers drop to
21-16 (15-7 Liberty League). Brendan McNerney (pictured)
was stellar in game one, allowing just one hit over 4.1 innings,
striking out six and walking two. Sophomore Thomas
Neuman (1-1) earned the win in the nightcap, allowing a hit
in 1.1 innings, striking out two and walking one.
RPI athletics photo by Perry Laskairs
La Roche's Dylan Urban walked it off in dramatic fashion, belting a 7th inning home run to lift the Redhawks past Baldwin Wallace 10-9. Tristen Tinney was nearly unhittable on the hill in a 2-0 win in game two. The Redhawk offense was limited to just two runs, but terrific pitching and timely hitting lifted them to victory.
After a heart stopping run to the Blue Bracket Championship Game, the Louisiana College season ended on Sunday afternoon at the hands of LeTourneau 10-7. The Wildcats broke 10 team offensive records this season, in their best year under Head Coach Mike Byrnes. The Wildcats set 10 team offensive records this season including win, winning percentage, batting average, runs, hits, home runs, and RBI.
Albion College swept a Sunday doubleheader from Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association rival Trine University by scores of 3-1 and 8-4 to amass 22 victories in a season for the first time since 2007. The Britons finished the regular season in third place with a 17-11 record in MIAA games. That's also Albion's best finish in the league since 2007. Albion will travel to Hope College for a 4 p.m. Wednesday game in the first round of the MIAA Tournament. After the Wednesday game, the remainder of the tournament will shift to Nicolay Field at Adrian College.
Finishing the CCIW season winning their last seven series, North Central College finished the regular season with a doubleheader split with Millikin University, walking off in the opener on a steal of home while dropping the finale 10-8. North Central (28-11, 18-6 CCIW) took the opener in dramatic fashion as the two teams took a 3-3 tie into extra innings. With the bases full of Cardinals in the bottom of the 11th and two outs, Rob Marinec pulled off a gutsy move in stealing home as the catcher threw the ball back to the pitcher after the second pitch to Jared Wojcik. The subsequent toss back to the catcher beat Marinec to the plate but was jarred loose in Marinec's slide home, sending the Cardinals home walkoff winners. In game two, the Millikin offense exploded for 21 hits over the nine innings, including seven in the top of the first inning to take an early 6-0 advantage and held the lead the remainder of the contest.
St. Olaf swept UW-Superior, 6-3, and, 11-1, in a non-conference doubleheader at Mark Almli Field on Sunday afternoon. St. Olaf (26-13) honored the six members of the St. Olaf baseball Class of 2019. The Class of 2019 accumulated 68 career wins and have led St. Olaf to its first appearance in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIA) Playoffs since 2009 this season. St. Olaf scored all six runs in the first three innings of the first game and held UW-Superior (15-20) to just six hits to pick up the victory in game one. After four scoreless innings by the Oles and the Yellowjackets in the second game, St. Olaf scored eight runs in the fifth and three in the sixth on their way to a sweep over UW-Superior.
Birmingham-Southern routed Rhodes 11-4 in game one of the 2019 Southern Athletic Association Tournament Championship Series on Sunday afternoon. The win keeps Birmingham-Southern perfect throughout the SAA tournament, so far. The Panthers opened up the scoring with a single run in the first and added on to their lead with four and six runs in the third and fifth innings, respectively. Senior designated hitter Tyler Hamel led BSC at the plate, going 3-of-4 from the plate with six RBI and a run scored. Accounting for over half of BSC's 11 runs in the game, Hamel's RBI single opened up the scoring. Then a three-run homer by Hamel in the third helped secure the important BSC win. Six other Panthers had a hit in the game, including senior first baseman Tyler Wise, who had two hits, two runs and an RBI.
|Baseball earned the series sweep over Lynchburg
with an 11-3 win on Sunday in Salem. The Maroons
will advance to the ODAC Tournament Final Four
May 10-12 at the Salem Red Sox Stadium.
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Vincent Carone hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the top of the ninth of the second game to bring Allegheny all the way back from a 6-0 deficit to help punch the Gators' ticket to the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Tournament for the first time since 2015 after a doubleheader sweep at DePauw. The Gators rallied to post an 8-6 win in the second game after pouring on eight runs with two outs in the ninth inning of the opener to post a 12-2 victory. With the wins, Allegheny improves to 21-15 on the season -- the program's sixth 20-win season in the last seven -- and 10-7 in league play, while earning the conference tournament berth.
For the first time in four years, Ripon is headed to the Midwest Conference Tournament, ending the longest postseason drought in program history. The Red Hawks clinched a spot in the Tournament Saturday with two lopsided victories at Lawrence University, winning game one 16-3 in seven innings, before taking the nightcap by a score of 11-1.
Bowdoin's Nick Merrill laced an RBI single through the left side, giving the Polar Bearsa dramatic come-from-behind victory, 10-9, in ten innings over Plymouth State on Sunday. With a three-run bottom of the tenth, the Polar Bears finish their year with a record of 7-23-2. The Panthers, who were down to their final strike in the ninth before tying the game, end their year with a mark of 14-23
Mat Bruno's two-run single gave Cortland the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth and Chris Puzakulics struck out six batters over four scoreless innings of relief for the save as the host and top-seeded Red Dragons defeated fourth-seeded Oneonta, 8-7, to advance to the championship round of the SUNYAC tournament. Cortland (31-10-1) will face second-seeded Oswego Monday and will need to defeat the Lakers twice in order to win the league title. Oswego improved to 2-0 in the tournament with a 5-2 win over Oneonta in Sunday's opening contest.
After finishing the suspended contest from April 19, Elmira College concluded the 2019 regular season on a high note, as the Soaring Eagles scored early and often in a 10-4 Empire 8 Conference win against Utica College. Before the regularly-scheduled nine-inning game, the Soaring Eagles and Pioneers picked up where they left off in the second game of the series, which was halted due to heavy rain after 10 innings. Only one inning was needed to decide a winner, as Utica plated one run in the top of the 11th, prevailing by a 4-3 final score.
George Fox played host for Willamette on Sunday for the Bruins' final doubleheader of 2019. The Bruins honored their eight seniors prior to game one and presented the inaugural Zach Hegelmeyer Teammate of the Year awards in between game one and two of the doubleheader. The Bruins gave the ball to Cameron Jack to start game one of the doubleheader and made a staff day of the game with appearances from seniors Liam Kent and Zach Stouder. Kent worked two innings and Stouder closed out the game with six highly effective innings, striking out 10 in his last appearance as a Bruin. The Bearcats effectively won the game in the first inning with a 9-0 frame. The Bruins did their best to counterpunch in the bottom half with five runs, but it would not be enough to come back, losing 13-6. The Bruins gave the ball to Landon Schirer for game two of the doubleheader and got seven high-quality innings from the lanky right-hander as he scattered two runs and four hits through his outing, as well as four strikeouts. Isaac Olson worked an inning of relief and Matt Voelzke closed the game with a scoreless ninth as the Buins won 9-2.