Two-and-oh yes!

Misericordia celebrates its walk-off win.
Misericordia celebrates its walkoff win as the No. 5 seed in the Mid-Atlantic improves to 2-0.
MAC photo by Matt Hagy
Colin Treml pitching from the windup
As impressive as the UW-Oshkosh bats were on Friday, Colin Treml was equally stellar on the mound.
Photo by Pat Coleman,


The following teams lost two games and were eliminated from the field on Friday: Alvernia, Amherst, Aurora, Bethany Lutheran, Bethel, Castleton, Catholic, Concordia (Texas), Denison, Marietta, Otterbein, Penn State-Berks, Redlands, Suffolk, Thomas More, Westfield State.

After the eliminations, Friday evening at the Division III regionals focused on which teams could get to the coveted 2-0 mark.

Misericordia scored the tying run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and went on to walk off with a 6-5 victory in 10 innings vs. Rowan at the Mid-Atlantic Regional. The Profs were ahead 5-4 entering the bottom of the ninth. Catcher Conor Smith was hit by a pitch with one out and was pinch-run for by Dalton Emerich. Emerich stole second. After a strikeout, the Cougars were down to their final strike when shortstop Sean Boylan sent a 2-2 pitch through the left side to score Emerich and tie the score at five.

Rowan was able to load the bases with two outs in the 10th but left-hander Zach Mason was able to induce a fly out to get out of the jam. Second baseman Alec Iurato singled through the right side with one away in the bottom of the frame. He stole second and went to third on a groundout. Designated hitter/catcher Santo Guinta plated Iurato with an infield single for the win. Miseri improved to 2-0 at the regional and will have company from either Union or Babson. 

Eddie Riley greeted reliever Kevin Foulds a triple to right field to give Mass-Boston a lead in the 10th inning and Bryan Kaufman set the Roadrunners down in order in the bottom half to secure a 2-1 win for the Beacons in the winners bracket of the New England Regional. Kaufman got the win with three innings of relief, following seven innings of work from JT Morin. Cory Heitler was their equal through nine innings before being lifted in the 10th. The Beacons improved to 2-0 at the regional.

Evan Faxon threw three innings of no-hit middle relief and the Wooster bats made the most of it as the Scots rallied from a 4-1 deficit and ran away with a 13-5 win vs. Shenandoah in the winners' bracket at the Mideast Regional. Harrison Walls had three hits and four RBI, while Michael Wielansky had another stellar game, going 3-for-6 with two runs scored. The bullpen threw six innings of four-hit ball and allowed one run as Wooster improved to 38-8.

"I'd like to say that we really banged the ball around, but I don't think that would be right" said head coach Tim Pettorini. "I think a lot of those runs were given to us. We put ourselves in position to take advantage of it when they did give it to us."

Fifth-seeded Swarthmore used timely hitting and a complete-game effort from junior Ricky Conti to knock off No. 1 seed Cortland, 3-2, in the first winners’ bracket game of the New York Regional. The Garnet (35-9), who erupted for 11 runs on Thursday against Baldwin Wallace, got all of the offense they would need in the first four innings from Coleson Hebble and Charles Levitt. Hebble doubled and scored in a two-run second inning and after Cortland tied the game at two in the third, Levitt struck with a two-out RBI hit in the fourth. That would be all that Ricky Conti needed. Conti weaved in and out of trouble in his first nine-inning complete game of the season, a 102-pitch outing. He scattered nine hits, walked none and struck out four while stranding 10 Cortland runners on base. Through two games in Auburn, Swarthmore has pounded out 27 hits.

Ben Lambert and Jake Dexter combined on a seven-hit shutout and Zach Quintal belted a two-out RBI double in the seventh as third-seeded Southern Maine shut out second seed Salisbury, 1-0, in the second winners’ bracket semifinal in the New York Regional.
Much of the night was a pitchers’ duel between Southern Maine’s Ben Lambert and Salisbury’s Austin Heenan. Lambert scattered seven hits over 7.2 innings, walked two and struck out seven in a gritty 140-pitch effort, his longest outing of the season. Dexter entered in the eighth and retired four straight batters to record his 13th save, a program record.
Heenan held Southern Maine to three hits, walked eight and struck out eight over eight innings. The third hit Heenan allowed proved to be pivotal. The Salisbury senior plunked Southern Maine’s Kyle Heath on the elbow and the next batter, Zach Quintal, roped a double into the left-field corner that scored Heath from first with the game’s only run. Southern Maine will meet Swarthmore on Saturday in the Auburn regional winners’ bracket final.

Weather in Illinois meant that only elimination games were played on Friday at the Central Regional. The winners' bracket games between Rhodes and Webster and UT-Tyler and UW-Whitewater were moved to Saturday morning.