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      Baseball Sweeps Past Pitt-Bradford Harrington, Yoda Pick Up Victories

      FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Gettysburg College baseball team finished up a successful Spring Break trip to Florida with a sweep of Pitt-Bradford on Saturday.

      The Bullets (8-3) captured a 3-2 victory in the opener, which featured a combined 12 hits. Gettysburg then erupted for 16 hits in the nightcap en route to a 12-4 victory.

      Junior Brett Harrington (North Bennington, Vt./Mount Anthony Union) and sophomore Luke Lawrence (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) combined to throw a solid game in the opener, with Harrington going four innings to pick up the win and Lawrence tossing the final three frames to earn the save. Senior Chris Yoda (Wall, N.J./Wall) pitched six innings to capture the victory in Game Two.

      Senior Patrick O’Grady (Floral Park, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) had a big day at the plate, finishing 4-for-6 with seven RBIs.

      Senior Al Posch (Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) went 0-for-3 in the opener and saw his Centennial Conference-record 37-game hitting streak come to an end. It was the first game he failed to bat safely since March 23 of last season.

      The Panthers (8-4), who split a doubleheader with 18th-ranked Johns Hopkins University on Friday, took a 1-0 lead on a pair of singles in the opener. But the Bullets answered with a two-spot in the third, when junior Scott Zanghellini (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) singled and senior Ben Roessle (Summit, N.J./Summit) doubled with no outs. Senior Austin Davis (New York, N.Y./Riverdale Country School) followed up with an RBI-single to short before O’Grady made it 2-1 with a sacrifice fly to center.

      Pitt-Bradford tied it in the fourth before the Bullets pushed across the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth. Zanghellini reached on an error before Roessle followed up with a single. Senior Cam MacDonald (Norwell, Mass./Norwell ) then drove in what held up as the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly to left.

      Lawrence came on in the bottom of the inning and was nearly perfect, retiring nine of the 10 batters he faced en route to his first career save. Harrington (1-0) allowed five hits and no walks while striking out one.

      Roessle finished 2-for-3 while Zanghelli scored a pair of runs. Senior Tommy LeNoir (Bear, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy) added a triple.

      Bobby Sorokas (0-1) suffered the loss in relief for Pitt-Bradford, throwing the last three innings and allowing an unearned run on two hits. Starter Scottie Frisina gave up four hits through the first four innings.

      A grand slam in the top of the first by Ethan Showers gave the Panthers a 4-0 lead in the second game. However, they would not score again, as Yoda (1-0) tossed five shutout innings from the second through the sixth, when he scattered two hits and three walks. Freshman Aaron Bezio (Stafford, Pa./Mountain View) worked a scoreless seventh for the Bullets and fanned the side.

      Gettysburg chipped away at the deficit with an earned run in the first before pushing across two more in the second on another O’Grady sac fly and a an RBI-single from Posch.

      The Bullets broke it open with a six-run fourth against relievers Mike Para and Bill Emerick. Gettysburg sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning, when O’Grady provided the big blow with a bases-loaded triple that put his team up 6-4. The Orange and Blue would tack on three more unearned runs, with seniors Nate Simon (Gwynedd Valley, Pa./Abington Friends School) and Mike Elisio (Bensalem, Pa./Holy Ghost Prep) each knocking in a run with a single and Zanghellini contributing a sacrifice fly as the Bullets went up 9-4.

      Gettysburg added three insurance runs in the sixth on an RBI-double from MacDonald and a two-run single by O’Grady, who finished the game 4-for-4 with six RBIs and two runs. Elisio added a 3-for-3 performance with three runs while MacDonald went 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Simon – who has batted safely in 11 straight games – and LeNoir picked up two hits each.

      Para (0-1) was charged with the loss, allowing five runs on six hits over 1 2/3 innings.

      Gettysburg is scheduled to play its home opener on Tuesday with a non-conference game versus Susquehanna University beginning at 3:30 p.m.

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      Neumann University

      3/11/14

      Baseball

      Rutgers-Camden 6, Neumann 2

      CAMDEN, N.J. – The Neumann University baseball team dropped a 6-2 decision at Rutgers University – Camden on Tuesday afternoon.

      Buddy Elgin (jr. Chestertown, Md. / Kent County), Matt Sheneman (jr. Flemington, N.J. / Hunterdon Regional) and Trevor Wilkins (sr. Georgetown, Del. / Sussex Central) each had two hits for Neumann. Kristian DeLuzio (so. Limerick, Pa. / Spring Ford) started the game and went 4.2 innings. He allowed four runs on seven hits and struck out six in the loss. Zach Youngberg (fr. Delran, N.J. / Delran) pitched 1.1 innings. Lorenzo Williams (jr. Nassau, Bahamas / Hollywood Christian Academy), Ted Fletcher (sr. Brookeville, Md. / Sherwood) and Alex Summers (jr. North Wales, Pa. / Christopher Dock) all pitched to finish out the game.

      The Scarlet Raiders scored first and took a 1-0 lead after two innings.

      The Knights scored their two runs in the fourth inning. Wilkins hit an RBI single to bring home Kevin Case (jr. Brick, N.J. / St. Rose). AJ Koscelansky (so. East Norriton, Pa. / Pope John Paul II) followed with a sacrifice fly to score Elgin, for a 2-1 Neumann lead.

      Rutgers-Camden plated three runs in the fifth inning to take back the lead, 4-2. The Scarlet Raiders added an insurance run in the sixth and seventh inning for the 6-2 final.

      Neumann (3-7) is slated to open conference action this weekend with its series against Marywood.

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      LSU Baseball  Report

      For Immediate Release – March 11, 2014

      TIGERS EARN SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN WITH 5-3 VICTORY OVER NICHOLLS STATE

      BATON ROUGE, La. – Third-ranked LSU extended its winning streak to six games Tuesday night with a 5-3 win over Nicholls State at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

      The Tigers (15-2) return to action at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday against Southern University. The contest will be televised by CST, and fans can listen to the game on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Live video, audio and stats will be available in the Geaux Zone at LSUsports.net/live.

      “Definitely not an artistic success, but it was important for us to earn this win,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “To be honest, I kind of expected this type of game. We had played five games in five days, we took the day off Monday, and the players are taking mid-term exams this week. They’re kids, and the sharp focus isn’t going to be there every single night.

      “Nicholls threw some very good arms at us, and they have good hitters – I’m just glad we got the win and can look ahead to our next game with Southern tomorrow.”

      Nicholls State (8-9) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on an RBI single by Tyler Duplantis against LSU starter Brady Domangue.

      LSU tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the first. Conner Hale hit a sacrifice fly to center field to plate Mark Laird.

      Jared Foster gave LSU the lead in the bottom of the second with an RBI double down the right field line. An RBI groundout by Danny Zardon extended the Tigers’ lead to 3-1.

      The Tigers stretched the lead to 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh. With runners on first and second, Sean McMullen drove in Andrew Stevenson on an RBI single to left-center field. Alex Bregman then hit a two-out RBI single to plate Foster.

      The Colonels added a run in the top of the eighth when Leo Vargas delivered an RBI single to left field to score Philip Lyons.

      Domangue (2-0) earned the win for the Tigers, allowing two runs on five hits in five innings with one walk and two strikeouts. Joe Broussard earned his third save of the year by retiring the side in order in the ninth.

      Starter Mike Hanchar (0-1) was charged the loss for Nicholls State, as he surrendered three runs on two hits in five innings with two walks and two strikeouts.

      Stevenson, Bregman and McMullen extended their hitting streaks to 15, nine and five games, respectively.

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      LSU Baseball Report

      For Immediate Release – March 19, 2014

      LSU RECORDS EIGHTH SHUTOUT WITH 9-0 WIN OVER SOUTH ALABAMA

      BATON ROUGE, La. – A seven-run sixth inning Wednesday night highlighted sixth-ranked LSU’s 9-0 win over South Alabama at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. Nine pitchers combined to record the Tigers’ eighth shutout of the season.

      LSU (18-4, 1-2 SEC) plays host to Georgia (14-8, 1-2 SEC) this weekend at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field for the first home SEC series of the year. First pitch on Friday is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on Cox Sports Television. Fans can also listen to the game on the LSU Sports Radio Network (98.1 FM in Baton Rouge).

      “I thought our guys came out ready to play tonight and delivered a solid performance,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “From the fourth inning on, our pitching was outstanding. All of the guys who came out of the pen threw the ball extremely well. The goal was to get them all in the game and prepare them for this weekend, so mission accomplished.”

      LSU catcher Kade Scivicque hit his second home run of the year in the fourth inning Wednesday night to give LSU a 1-0 lead.

      Conner Hale led off the bottom of the fifth with a double to right field. A throwing error by the pitcher on a sacrifice bunt from Christian Ibarra moved Hale to third. Jake Fraley then hit a sacrifice fly to plate Hale to make it 2-0.

      LSU erupted for seven runs in the sixth inning to push the lead to 9-0. With runners on second and third, Scivicque singled through the left side to score Mark Laird. Andrew Stevenson followed with a single to left-centerfield to score Bregman.

      With the bases loaded, South Alabama brought in James Traylor to pitch. Jared Foster entered the game as a pinch hitter and hit a three-run double down the left field line. With two outs, Sean McMullen laced an RBI double to left field to plate Foster.

      Pinch hitter Chris Sciambra reached on a fielding error by the pitcher, and McMullen scored on the play.

      Scivicque finished 3-for-3 on the night with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored.

      Junior left-hander Henri Faucheux (1-0), the third of nine LSU pitchers, earned his first win of the year. Faucheux (1-0) worked 1.1 scoreless innings, limiting the Jaguars to no hits with no walks and one strikeout.

      South Alabama starter Matt Bell (2-3) was charged the loss as he allowed four runs on five hits in five innings with no walks and two strikeouts.

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      No. 10 Pack Falls 7-4 Saturday at Maryland
      NC State baseball
      battled back from an early 4-0 deficit to bring the go-ahead run to the plate in
      the eighth, but couldn’t muster the offensive punch to finish the
      comeback


       

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      Top Performers: Trea Turner
      (1-for-3, HR, 2 R, RBI, BB),
      Patrick Peterson
      (4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB,
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      PARK, Md. -
      No. 10 NC State baseball fell 7-4 in game two of its series
      at Maryland on Saturday at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium.

       
      The Wolfpack (14-7, 3-5 ACC) brought the go-ahead run to the
      plate during its three-run eighth inning, but couldn’t produce a finishing kick
      to cement the comeback bid. Maryland (15-6, 4-4) opened up a 4-0 lead by the end
      of the second inning, and extended that lead to 7-1 before the Pack began to
      rally.

       
      Patrick Peterson turned in a strong four innings of relief,
      holding the Terrapins to two earned on three hits with a season-high seven
      strikeouts. Logan Jernigan (3-2) took the loss on four earned over the first two
      innings. Cory Wilder and Will Gilbert pitched an inning each to close the game,
      striking out a pair combined.

       
      Trea Turner hit his second homer of the year in a 1-for-3 day
      with two runs, an RBI, and a walk. Brett Austin scored once in a 1-for-5 effort.
      Carlos Rodon drew the start at designated hitter for the second time this year,
      and responded with a 1-for-3 game including an RBI. Andrew Knizner and Logan
      Ratledge provided one RBI each.

       
      State fell into a 4-0 deficit before Turner’s solo shot to left
      led off the fourth. Two more Terrapin runs crossed in the sixth to make it 6-1.
      One more scored in the seventh to stretch the lead to its widest margin.

       
      Garrett Suggs started the Pack’s eighth-inning rally with a
      one-out infield single to second. Austin singled to right and Turner walked to
      load the bases with one away. Knizner drove in the first run with an RBI single
      to left. Rodon was hit by a pitch to push the next across. Ratledge scorched an
      RBI single by the third baseman’s outstretched glove to close the gap to 7-4. A
      pair of strikeouts by Maryland’s Kevin Mooney ended the threat and sealed the
      Terrapin win.

       
      NC State returns to action on Sunday at 1 p.m. Live stats will be
      available on GoPack.com. Fans can also follow along on Twitter by following
      @NCStateBaseball, or with radio coverage on 88.1 WKNC.

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      University of Maryland Eastern Shore
      Department of Intercollegiate Athletics




      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

      CONTACT: DAVE WHIGHAM
      443-235-6647

      MARCH 23, 2014




      SPARTANS OUTLAST UMES IN SERIES RUBBER MATCH
      Norfolk State takes the series 2-1, Hawks lose on walkoff




      NORFOLK, Va. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team dropped a 7-6 decision to Norfolk State on
      Sunday afternoon in the series' rubber match at Marty Miller Field.  UMES outhit NSU 13-7 in the game, but were unable to
      secure the victory in the final match of their second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference series.


      With the decision, UMES is now 4-14, 2-4 MEAC, while Norfolk State goes to 6-16, 3-3 MEAC.

      With one away in the ninth, the Spartans used two consecutive doubles to tie the game at 6-6. The game appeared
      headed for extra innings, but NSU would capitalize on a pitching change to single in the winning run. The hit ended a
      great, hard fought series between the two teams over the past two days.


      The two teams opened up the game scoreless through the first two innings, before UMES drew first blood with three in the
      third. Sophomore Mike Escanilla (Waldorf, Md.) walked to begin the frame and moved to third on two wild pitches. After
      senior Byron Campbell (Waldorf, Md.) reached on a walk, freshman Justin Dattilo (Pittsburgh, Pa.) drove Escanilla
      home with a single to right.


      Junior Greg Turlik (Gaithersburg, Md.) sent Campbell home a few batters later on an RBI groundout, before sophomore
      Connor Breslin (Saylorsburg, Pa.) scored Dattilo with a double to make the score 3-0.


      Sophomore Will Turley (Greensboro, Md.) stifled the Spartan bats for the first four innings and UME built its lead to 5-0
      with two more runs in the fifth.


      Norfolk State used three UMES errors to take a two-run lead and chase Turley from the match in the bottom of the fifth.
      Turley was replaced by junior Chipper Smith (Florence, S.C.), who ended the threat after his first hitter. The Hawks
      responded with one run in the sixth to take the lead, when Dattilo lined out to score senior Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.),
      who opened the inning with a single.


      Smith was fantastic over the next two innings as he led UMES into the last inning with a 6-5 lead. It was in the bottom half
      of the ninth, however, where the NSU overtook the Hawks and raced to their sixth MEAC win of the year.


      UMES was led by Escanilla, who was 3-for-4 with one RBI, while Breslin and junior Joshua James (Milford, Del.) each had
      two hits. Breslin had two doubles and three other Hawks stole bases. Smith (0-4) was saddled with the loss after going 3.2
      innings and allowing two earned runs. Turley pitched well for UMES to start as he allowed just one earned run in 4.2
      innings against the Spartans.


      The Hawks will stay on the road for their next contest when they travel to Towson to take on the Tigers on Wednesday at
      3:30 p.m. The match is the first of four for UMES on the week as they are set to host Delaware State for a three-game set
      next weekend at Hawk Stadium.


      For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com





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      Santa Barbara, CA - UC Santa Barbara defeated Wagner 7-1 in the second
      game at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.

      With today's doubleheader sweep, the
      Gauchos improve to 16-3 while the Seahawks fall to 2-14.

      UC Santa Barbara
      opened the scoring in the bottom of the first thanks to RBI singles from Woody
      Woodward and Cameron Newell. However, the damage could have been worse as
      freshman RHP Danny Marsh got the second out via a
      strikeout before inducing an inning-ending ground out to leave the bases
      loaded.

      The Gauchos added to the lead with an unearned run in the bottom
      of the second in opening up a 3-0 lead.

      Wagner would get on the board in
      the top of the third inning. Junior Dan Wasilick (Toms River, NJ / Toms River
      East) got the Seahawk rally going when he was plunked with one out.  Freshman
      Nick Mascelli (Clifton, NJ / Seton Hall
      Prep) followed by drawing a walk. After the second out, junior Nick Dini (Monroe Township, NJ /
      Monroe Township) picked up Wasilick with a RBI single to trim the deficit to
      3-1. Senior Shaun Flynn (Tabernacle, NJ / Burlington
      CC) then reached via an error to load up the bases, but UCSB starter Austin
      Pettibone quelled the rally by inducing an inning-ending fly out.

      Marsh
      settled down after allowing a second-inning run, retiring seven-straight before
      and just one hit over his final three innings of work.

      UC Santa Barbara
      added to the lead in the sixth on Ryan Clark's RBI single before adding three
      more scores in the eighth while opening up a 7-1 lead.

      Wagner threatened
      in the top of the ninth, loading up the bases on walks to sophomore Vaughn Champion (Galloway, NJ /
      Absegami) and senior Chris Smith (Tampa, FL / Ellsworth CC
      (IA)), sandwiched between a sophomore John Lynn (Wallingford, PA / Salesianum
      School (DE)) single. Unfortunately, the Seahawks would leave the bases loaded
      for the second time on the afternoon.

      In defeat, Marsh (0-1) struck out
      one while allowing three runs, two earned, over 5.0 innings of work while
      Pettibone (1-0) garnered the win.

      The teams will conclude their series
      with a single game tomorrow starting at 1:00 pm.


      No. 15 UCSB Topples Wagner In Game One



       


       

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      Santa Barbara, CA -
      No. 15 UC
      Santa Barbara scored 12 runs over the first four innings en route to posting a
      13-3 win over Wagner in first game of a doubleheader at Caesar Uyesaka
      Stadium.

      With the victory, the Gauchos improve to 15-3 while the Seahawks
      fall to 2-13.

      Freshman Nick Mascelli (Clifton, NJ / Seton Hall
      Prep) led the Green & White's seven-hit attack, going 2-for-3 with a run and
      a walk.

      UCSB opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the first
      before adding to the lead with two more runs in the second.

      UC Santa
      Barbara then opened up the game with five unearned runs in the third in
      extending the lead out to 8-0.

      Junior Nick Dini (Monroe Township, NJ / Monroe
      Township) put Wagner in the board in the top of the fourth with his second home
      run of the season, a deep blast over the left field fence to trim the deficit to
      8-1.

      Unfortunately, the Gauchos would answer with three runs in the
      bottom part of the frame in opening what would prove to be an insurmountable
      11-1 advantage.

      The Seahawks plated two more runs on junior Jason Gordon's (Baltimore, MD /
      Archbishop Curley) sixth-inning RBI ground out and senior Chris Smith's (Tampa, FL / Ellsworth CC
      (IA))  seventh-inning RBI single.

      UCSB would get those two runs in the
      bottom of the seventh in providing the final 13-3 tally.

      Four different
      UC Santa Barbara players recorded multiple hits to lead a 14-hit attack. RHP
      Robby Nesovic (2-1) earned the win, striking out six while yielding three runs,
      two earned, over 7.0 innings.

      Senior LHP Matt Morris (Matawan, NJ / St. John
      Vianney) was the tough-luck losing pitcher, allowing 11 runs, five earned, over
      3.2 innings.

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      SUBJECT: Sam Goines’ Late Game RBI Single Salvages CACC Split for No. 19
      Wilmington Baseball Against Philadelphia

       

      DATE: March 22, 2014
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      NEW CASTLE, Del. - - A two-out RBI single from Sam Goines in the
      bottom of the eighth in game two allowed the No. 19 Wilmington University
      baseball team to salvage a split against Philadelphia in the Wildcats Central
      Atlantic Collegiate Conference opener on Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.

       

      The Wildcats (11-3-1, 1-1 CACC) responded after every
      Philadelphia (8-11, 2-2 CACC) score before taking the lead in the bottom of the
      eighth of game two. The Wildcats took the second game, 3-2, after falling in
      extra innings, 2-1, in the opener.

       

      Goines got his day started in the bottom of the fourth inning of
      the first game, doubling home Josh Swirchak for the 1-0 lead.

       

      But the bats fell silent for the rest of the contest, as
      Philadelphia tied the game with a single run in the top of the sixth inning.
      Starter Ray Gambone quickly got the first two out in the inning, but then a
      double and a walk put runners on the corners, ending the day for Gambone. Peter
      Monahan came on, but couldn’t get out of the inning unscathed, as the Rams
      singled home a run before Monahan stuck out a batter to leave the bases
      empty.

       

      The score remained 1-1 until the top of the 10th inning when the
      Rams loaded the bases with no outs. A grounder to second brought in the go-ahead
      run before reliever Nick Marics induced an inning ending double-play, but the
      damage was done.

       

      The Wildcats threatened in the bottom of the 10th, putting
      runners on first and third with only one out. But the Rams’ Luke Floer picked up
      the save after getting an infield pop-up and a grounder to seal the victory in
      10-innings.

       

      Gambone struck out five in 5.2 innings of work, allowing only one
      run on five hits but walked four batters. He earned the no decision to start the
      doubleheader.

       

      In the nightcap, the Rams got on the board first with a single
      run in the top of the second, but the Wildcats retaliated in the bottom half to
      tie the game. With two outs and Goines on second, Joe Marciano singled home the
      tying run.

       

      Again the Rams tallied a mark in the top of the third inning, but
      the Wildcats responded with another game tying run in the home half. Christian
      Adorno reached on a leadoff walk and eventually came around to score on an error
      by the shortstop on a Josh Hampton ground ball.

       

      The score remained 2-2 until the late innings, where Goines
      played hero once again.

       

      In the bottom of the eighth, Swirchak walked with one out to put
      the go-ahead runner on base. Now on second with two outs, Swirchak came around
      to score without a throw to the plate as Goines singled back up the middle.

       

      Reliever Tyler Fries ran into trouble in the top of the ninth, as
      he found himself in a one-out and two men on jam. But the junior recorded
      back-to-back strikeouts to end the game, pick up the save, and earn the
      doubleheader split.

       

      Goines and Brody Tennant were the only Wildcats to record a hit
      in both games. Goines double in the first game was the only extra base hit for
      the Wildcats in the doubleheader.

       

      Junior Jamie Treml picked up the win in game two with a scoreless
      inning of relief, striking out a batter in a clean eighth inning. He is now 3-0
      on the season. Fries picked up his third save of the young year.

       

      The Wildcats take to the road for their next seven games overall,
      staying in the CACC for their next day of action. Wilmington heads to Caldwell
      for a midweek doubleheader on Tuesday starting at 12 p.m.

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      Bullets Top PSU-Mont Alto, Win 11th Straight Simon Posts 100th Career RBI

      GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Gettysburg College baseball team scored eight runs in the first inning and never looked back, defeating Penn State-Mont Alto 17-2 for its 11th win in a row Thursday afternoon in a non-conference game at a blustery Kirchhoff Field.

      The Bullets (14-3) have now posted their longest winning streak in over 80 years. The last time Gettysburg won 11 straight occurred over parts of the 1929 and 1930 seasons, when the Bullets posted a school-record 14 consecutive victories, winning their final two games in 1929 and their first 12 games in 1930.

      Senior Mike Elisio (Bensalem, Pa./Holy Ghost Prep) finished 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs for Gettysburg, which out-hit Mont Alto 19-7. Classmate Nate Simon (Gwynedd Valley, Pa./Abington Friends School) was 2-for-4 with a triple, three runs, and three RBIs, the last of which gave him 100 RBIs for his career. He becomes just the seventh player in school history to reach the milestone and the first since Mike Backus ’10 in 2010.

      Senior Patrick O’Grady (Floral Park, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs while senior Austin Davis (New York, N.Y./Riverdale Country School) scored three runs. Sophomore Andy Kelley (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) and senior Tommy LeNoir (Bear, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy) each finished 2-for-2.

      A total of 24 Bullets appeared in the game, and Kelley, sophomore Andrew Hourigan (Toms River, N.J./Toms River South), and sophomore Shawn Moffitt (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East) all recorded their first collegiate hit.

      Freshman Rich Power (Toms River, N.J./Monsignor Bonner) started on the mound for the Bullets and tossed five shutout innings. Power (2-0) allowed five hits and no walks while striking out six. Freshman Kyle Considine (Canaan, Conn./Taft School) yielded two runs on one hit and four walks in the sixth before seniors Rob Stalzer (Merrick, N.Y./Bellmore JFK) and Joe Saladino (Merrick, N.Y./Calhoun) blanked the Nittany Lions over the final three innings. Stalzer allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out four over two innings before Saladino worked a hitless ninth.

      Jonathan Furness and Aaron Maze each finished 2-for-3 for Mont Alto, which was playing its season opener.

      Power escaped the first inning after allowing a leadoff double before Gettysburg’s bats went to work in the bottom of the frame against starter Dylan Bryan. The Bullets sent 12 batters to the plate and O’Grady smacked both of his doubles in the inning.

      Gettysburg would tack on nine more runs from the second through the seventh, scoring two apiece in the second, third, fourth, and seventh innings.

      The Bullets play their Centennial Conference opener on Saturday, when they visit Ursinus College at 12:30 p.m. in a doubleheader.

      -Go Bullets-

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      Wolfpack Drops Series to Miam-Former Charter School Brothers pitching for NC State University
      No. 19 NC State baseball fell
      2-1 on Saturday in game two of its series with Miami, and dropped a 2-1 decision
      in the resumption of game one


       

      BOX SCORES, PLAY-BY-PLAYS, AND SEASON STATS ATTACHED


      RALEIGH, N.C. - No. 19 NC State baseball suffered a 2-1
      defeat in game two of its series with Miami on Saturday at Doak Field at Dail
      Park, then dropped a 2-1 decision in the resumption of Friday night’s suspended
      game one.


       

      The Pack (15-10, 3-8 ACC) enjoyed solid pitching performances from Andrew
      Woeck, D.J. Thomas, and Eric Peterson, but continued to struggle at the plate,
      mustering just one run against Miami (16-12, 7-4) in 12 1/3 innings of play on
      Saturday.


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      Saturday opened with game two of the series. Woeck (3-1) took the loss, but
      delivered a career-long 5 1/3 innings of work in his first career start, holding
      the Hurricanes to two earned on four hits and a walk while striking out seven.


       

      The senior’s seven punchouts are good for the second-best outing of Woeck’s
      NC State career, following an eight-strikeout effort in his last appearance at
      Maryland. Woeck fanned six on March 11 at Stetson, meaning three of his last
      four appearances have resulted in the top three strikeout performances of his
      Wolfpack career.


       

      Thomas took it the rest of the way, holding Miami scoreless on one hit over
      the final 3 2/3.


       

      Brett Austin went 2-for-4 from the leadoff spot with his first homer of the
      year. The solo shot in the bottom of the eighth represented State’s only scoring
      punch of the afternoon. Logan Ratledge went 2-for-4 including a leadoff double
      in the bottom of the ninth, but the Pack couldn’t get him across to tie.


       

      Trea Turner and Andrew Knizner provided the Wolfpack’s only other hits of the
      game, going 1-for-4 with a stolen base and 1-for-3 respectively.


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      In the resumption of Friday night’s suspended game, Miami scored on a two-out
      RBI single in the top eighth to set the final margin at 2-1.


       

      Carlos Rodon started on Friday and went six innings with five strikeouts
      before rain halted play. Rodon allowed one earned on four hits and three walks.
      Eric Peterson (1-2) ended up with the loss as the only Wolfpack pitcher used in
      Saturday’s resumption, striking out three over three frames and walking
      none.


       

      Austin went 2-for-4 to extend his team-leading hitting streak to 14 games.
      Trea Turner provided the Pack’s only other hit in a 1-for-4 effort. Matt Vernon
      scored State’s lone run with a pair of walks.


       

      NC State returns to action on Sunday, March 30 for Military Appreciation Day
      and the series finale at 1 p.m. Streaming coverage will be carried by ESPN3.
      Radio duties will be handled by 88.1 WKNC. Fans can also follow along with live
      stats on GoPack.com, or by following @NCStateBaseball.

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      FLORIDA RECORDS TWO WINS OVER LSU SATURDAY

      GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Freshman right-hander Logan Shore worked a career-high 8.2 innings Saturday night to lead Florida to a 6-2 win over fourth-ranked LSU and a sweep of an SEC doubleheader at McKethan Stadium.

      The Gators won Game 1 by a final score of 2-1 on a solo, walk-off homer by leftfielder Justin Shafer in the bottom of the ninth inning.

      Florida improved to 18-9 overall and 5-3 in the SEC. LSU is 20-7-1 overall and 3-4-1 in conference play.

      The teams will conclude the series at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. The game will be carried in Baton Rouge on WDGL 98.1 FM, and live video, audio and stats may be accessed in the Geaux Zone www.LSUsports.net.

      “It was a tough day, but I don’t think there was that much separating the two teams today,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We actually out-hit them in both games, but we didn’t take advantage of the chances we had to score. The difference between winning and losing games in the SEC can be very small. We just have to keep battling and plugging away and realize that tomorrow gives us a new opportunity.

      “We’ll work as hard as we can to get a win tomorrow and look forward to having our next two SEC series at home.”

      Shore (2-1) limited the Tigers to two runs on six hits in 8.2 innings with one walk and five strikeouts, firing 99 pitches. LSU freshman left-hander Jared Poche’ (5-2) was charged with the loss as he allowed six runs (four earned) on four hits in five innings with three walk and one strikeout.

      Shore and Poche’ were locked in a scoreless pitchers’ duel until the Gators struck for three runs – two unearned - in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded and one out, LSU second baseman Kramer Robertson mishandled Florida first baseman Peter Alonso’s potential double play grounder, allowing two runs to score. The Gators added a third run in the inning on leftfielder Ryan Larson’s sacrifice fly.

      Florida extended the lead to 6-0 in the sixth when shortstop Richie Martin walked, centerfielder Harrison Bader singled and catcher Taylor Gushue  unloaded a three-run homer off of Poche’.

      The Tigers scored a pair of runs in the eighth inning against Shore as first baseman Conner Hale singled and catcher Tyler Moore doubled to start the frame.  Hale scored on third baseman Christian Ibarra’s grounder before Moore scored on another RBI groundout by Robertson.

      LSU had runners on first and second with two outs in the ninth, but reliever Bobby Poyner struck out pinch hitter Jared Foster to end the game. Poyner was credited with his second save of the season.

      Shafer’s solo blast to end Game 1 came against LSU ace Aaron Nola (5-1), who limited the Gators to just two runs on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts. With two outs in the ninth, LSU appeared to be headed to its third straight extra-inning game, but Shafer’s dinger – his first of the season – gave Florida the victory.

      “Aaron Nola pitched brilliantly, and it’s a shame we couldn’t score enough runs for him,” Mainieri said. “We couldn’t have asked for anything more than what he gave us on the mound today.”

      Florida reliever Aaron Rhodes (3-1), who retired the final two LSU hitters in the top of the ninth, was credited with the win. Starter Eric Hanhold worked the first 7.1 innings, allowing just one run on seven hits with one walk and three strikeouts.

      LSU grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first inning of Game 1 when designated hitter Kade Scivicque launched a solo homer, his third dinger of the season.

      The Gators tied the game in the third when second baseman Casey Turgeon launched his second homer of the season, a solo shot to left-center field.

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      March 13, 2014                                                                                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

       


      Sforza Launches Two On Senior Day, Juniata Falls 6-5
      Eagles have one Landmark series remaining in the regular season.

       


      By: Laura Chapman
      Assistant Sports Information Director
      chapmal@juniata.edu • juniatasports.net

       


      HUNTINGDON, Pa. – In the final game of the three game series, the Juniata College baseball team lost a back-and-forth bout with Drew University, falling by a final score of 6-5. In a game with five lead changes, senior Joe Sforza (Pittstown, N.J./Immaculata) hit two home runs going 3-for-4 on the day with three RBI and three runs scored.

       

      The Eagles opened scoring with junior Cody Krepps (Tyrone, Pa. / Bellwood-Antis) driving home Sforza on a two out single in the bottom of the first inning. Drew tied the game at 1-1 with a run of its own in the top of the second inning. It looked like Drew would take the lead in the top of the third, but senior Brad Medellin (Lewisberry, Pa. / Red Land) made a nice defensive play at second base to hold the runner to third and get the second out of the inning. In the bottom of the frame, Sforza put the Eagles back on top when he cranked a one out two-run homerun over the left filed fence to plate himself and senior Derek Heath (Huntingdon, Pa. / Huntingdon).

       

      The Rangers grabbed the lead again with three runs in the top of the fourth inning. The score remained 4-3 Drew thanks to some quality field play by the Eagles. With one out in the top of the seventh inning, the Rangers attempted a suicide squeeze, but Juniata first baseman freshman Brady Cotler (Chadds Ford, Pa. / Salesianum) was quick off the mark and fielded the ball cleanly for the tag out at home plate by senior catcher Dan Gray (Johnstown, Pa. / Richland).

       

      Sforza tied the game at 4-4 with a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh and Krepps followed with a one out double the put the go ahead run in scoring position. Krepps advanced to third on a ground out by Gray and scored on a two out single through the left side by sophomore Anthony Lombardo (Altoona, Pa. / Altoona Area). However, the lead would not hold as the Rangers came back with two runs in the top of the eighth and shut down the Eagles in the final two fames to earn the series sweep with the 6-5 win.

       

      Juniata will take to the road for the next week of play before returning home Monday, April 21, for a single game against Elizabethtown College beginning at 3 p.m.

       
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      LSU Baseball Report

      For Immediate Release – April 13, 2014

       

      LSU DROPS GAME 3 TO ARKANSAS, 10-4

       

      BATON ROUGE, La.— No. 24 Arkansas used two-four run innings to take Game 3 over eighth-ranked LSU, 10-4, Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

       

      LSU, which won the first two games of the series, posted its eighth series win over the Razorbacks in the past nine seasons. LSU is 27-9-1 overall and 8-6-1 in the SEC following Sunday’s loss, which ended the Tigers’ seven-game win streak. Arkansas improved to 22-15 overall and 7-8 in league play in handing LSU its first SEC home loss this season.

       

      LSU is only 1.5 games behind first-place Alabama (10-5) in the overall league standings through the first half of the SEC schedule.

       

      The Tigers return to action Tuesday night for the annual Wally Pontiff Jr. Foundation Baseball Classic against Southern Miss at Zephyr Field in Metairie, La. The game will begin at 7 p.m., and it will be televised on Cox Sports Television. The game may also be heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network (98.1 in Baton Rouge).

       

      “It was a disappointing day for us,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We had a chance to sweep this series, but we didn’t get the job done today. We didn’t pitch well, and although their starter gave us nine free passes with seven walks and two hit batters, we couldn’t take advantage of it. We’re certainly pleased that we won the series, but we need to be better than we were today.

       

      “We’ve got a challenging week ahead, so we’ll get back to work and keep battling through the second half of the league schedule.”

       

      Arkansas took an early 4-0 lead in the first inning Sunday. With the bases loaded, LSU starter Kyle Bouman gave up a grand slam to designated hitter Blake Baxendale.

       

      LSU scored two runs in the second inning to cut the lead to 4-2. With the bases loaded and two outs, left fielder Jake Fraley hit a single up the middle to score Andrew Stevenson and Tyler Moore.

       

      In the fourth inning, Arkansas added another run against LSU reliever Cody Glenn to extend the lead to 5-2. With runners on the corners, catcher Jake Wise reached on a fielder’s choice to score Eric Fisher. 

       

      The Razorbacks added another four-run inning in the fifth. With two runners on base after walks, second baseman Brian Anderson hit a sacrifice fly to plate Andrew Benintendi. Baxendale doubled to right field to score Joe Serrano. First baseman Eric Fisher then hit his third home run of the weekend against reliever Brady Domangue to score two more runs.

       

      LSU cut into the lead in the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly by Stevenson to score Moore. The Tigers added the final run in the seventh inning on an RBI single by catcher Kade Scivicque to plate designated hitter Sean McMullen.

       

      Arkansas notched its final run in the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly by Benintendi to center field that scored Bobby Wernes.

       

      Bouman (3-2) was charged the loss after allowing four runs on three hits in one inning with one walk and no strikeouts.

       

      Arkansas starter Chris Oliver (4-3) earned the win after allowing four runs on four hits in seven innings with seven walks and one strikeout. 

       

       

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      LSU Baseball Report

      For Immediate Release – April 15, 2014

       

      LSU DEFEATS SOUTHERN MISS 13-5 IN WALLY PONTTIFF JR. CLASSIC

       

      METAIRIE, La.— LSU defeated Southern Miss 13-5 in the 11th Wally Pontiff Jr. Baseball Foundation Classic Tuesday night at Zephyr Field.

       

      The Tigers, winners of eight of their last nine games, improved to 28-9-1. Southern Miss dropped to 21-17.

       

      LSU travels to Oxford, Miss. to face Ole Miss beginning Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU. Fans can listen to the game on the LSU Sports Radio Network (98.1 in Baton Rouge).

       

      “This was a good night for us, we got to use a lot of players and we generated some offense,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “It was tough to play in the very cold, very windy conditions we had tonight, but our players overcame it and did a nice job. Hopefully, this give us some momentum heading into the weekend, because we’re facing a tremendous challenge at Ole Miss. They’re probably the most balanced club in the SEC, and they’re especially tough to beat in their ball park.”

       

      LSU led off the first inning Tuesday with back-to-back singles by Sean McMullen and Mark Laird. Shortstop Alex Bregman then hit an RBI single into shallow centerfield to plate McMullen. With two outs, Conner Hale reached base on a fielder’s choice and Bregman scored from second. Centerfielder Andrew Stevenson then hit an RBI single to right field to score Jake Fraley and make it a 3-0 game.

       

      The Golden Eagles tied the game in the top of the second on a three-run home run by catcher Austin Roussel off of LSU starter Alden Cartwright.

       

      Second baseman Kramer Robertson led off the second inning by reaching first on an error by the third baseman, Tim Lynch. Laird then hit an RBI single through the first baseman to plate Robertson. After Laird moved to second on a wild pitch, Bregman hit an RBI double over the left fielder’s head to make it a 5-3 game.

       

      Southern Miss responded in the third inning. Breck Kline and Michael Sterling hit a single and double respectively to lead off the inning. Tim Lynch then hit an RBI single to center field to plate Kline. With the bases loaded, reliever Nate Fury walked Austin Roussel to tie the game.

       

      In the bottom of the third, Southern Miss’ Jake Winston walked Mark Laird with the bases loaded to score Conner Hale.

       

      LSU took a 10-5 lead in the fourth inning. With the bases loaded, Fraley scored on a wild pitch. Third baseman Christian Ibarra then hit a double over the center fielder’s head to plate Hale and Stevenson. McMullen hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Ibarra.

       

      The Tigers added three run in the bottom of the seventh to make it 13-5. With the bases loaded, Southern Miss reliever James McMahon walked the bases loaded to score Laird. Ibarra then hit an infield single to score

       

      Reliever Henri Faucheux (3-0), the third of seven LSU pitchers, was credited with the win as he worked 1.1 innings and allowed no runs with no hits.

       

      USM reliever Jake Winston (3-3) was charged with the loss as he surrendered five runs on five hits in 1.1 innings with two walks and two strikeouts.

       

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      taten Island, NY - On a chilly night at Richmond County Bank Ballpark it was the red hot Wagner offense that was the story of the game as the Seahawks rolled to a 13-7 win over Saint Peter's.

       

      The Green & White recorded season-highs in runs (13) and hits (20) while the first four hitters combined to go 14-for-21 with nine RBI and seven runs while to improving to 9-22 as the Peacocks fall to 10-22.

       

      In the top of the third, the visitors opened the scoring with two runs before Wagner stormed back with four while batting around in the bottom part of the frame. Senior Shaun Flynn (Tabernacle, NJ / Burlington CC) delivered the big hit with a bases loaded two-run single, to tie the game up at 2-2. Sophomore John Lynn (Wallingford, PA / Salesianum School (DE)) then continued his torrid hitting of late with a RBI single before Flynn scored on an error to make it a 4-2 game.

       

      After Danny Marsh (Fr., Monroe Township, NJ / Monroe Township) made quick work of Saint Peter's in the top of the fourth, the offense was right back at it in the bottom of inning. The Seahawks again batted around while adding four runs to the lead in jumping out to an insurmountable 8-2 advantage.

       

      The Peacocks got one of those runs back in the top of the fifth only to see the Green & White answer with three more in the bottom part of the frame in extending the lead to 11-3.

       

      In the top of the sixth, Saint Peter's batted around in trimming the deficit to 11-6 but left the bases loaded as junior RHP Max Schmardel (Eatontown, NJ / Monmouth Regional) induced a weak fly out to end the frame.

      Wagner used a two-out rally in the bottom part of the sixth to add two more runs as junior Jason Gordon (Baltimore, MD / Archbishop Curley) plated classmate Dan Wasilick (Toms River, NJ / Toms River East), who had doubled for the second-straight inning with one out. Gordon would then come in to score on junior Nick Dini's (Monroe Township, NJ / Monroe Township) second double of the game.

       

      The Peacocks would get one more run back but nothing else against Schmardel, who struck out two and yielded just an unearned run in collecting his first collegiate save. With the stop, the Garden State native becomes the sixth different Seahawk to record a save this season.

       

      Marsh (3-2) earned his team-best third victory of the season, striking out six while not walking a batter over 5.0 solid inning of three-run ball.

       

      Dini went 4-for-5 with three runs and three RBI while Flynn was 4-for-6 with three RBI and two runs to lead the the powerful Green & White attack. Freshman Nick Mascelli (Clifton, NJ / Seton Hall Prep), Gordon and Lynn all also notched three hits apiece.

      Rob Moore went 2-for-4 with three RBI to pace a Peacock unit that saw all nine regulars hit safely en route to rapping out 14 hits.

       

      Wagner returns to action tomorrow with a 1:00 pm doubleheader against NJIT at the ballpark.

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      LSU Baseball Report

      For Immediate Release – April 17, 2014               

       

      HALE LEADS LSU TO 4-3 WIN OVER OLE MISS IN 13 INNINGS

       

      OXFORD, Miss.  – Junior first baseman Conner Hale collected three hits and scored three runs Thursday night to lead seventh-ranked LSU to a 4-3, 13-inning win over No. 10 Ole Miss at Swayze Field.

       

      Hale was 3-for-5 at the plate, including a double, and scored the winning run for the Tigers in the top of the 13th.

       

      LSU, which has won nine of its last 10 games, improved to 29-9-1 overall and 9-6-1 in the SEC. Ole Miss is 29-9 overall and 9-7 in conference play.

       

      The teams resume the series at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The game will not be televised, but it can be heard on the LSU Sports Radio Network. Freshman left-hander Jared Poche’ will start on the mound for LSU, while the Rebels will counter with sophomore left-hander Christian Trent.

       

      “I’m extremely proud of the way our team competed in a very tough environment,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “This was a real test of character, and our players came through with a tremendous victory. Ole Miss was undefeated in SEC games at home, and it takes a great effort to win here. What we have to do now is build on the momentum created by the win tonight and continue it through the rest of the series.”

       

      Hale lined a one-out double in the top of the 13th  against Ole Miss reliever Josh Laxer before third baseman Christian Ibarra walked. Second baseman Danny Zardon hit a sharp grounder that was misplayed by Rebel shortstop Errol Robinson, allowing Hale to score from second base with the go-ahead run.

       

      LSU reliever Kurt McCune earned his second save of the season, as he retired the side in order in the bottom of the 13th.

       

      Ole Miss grabbed a 1-0 lead in the second inning when first baseman Sikes Orvis led off with a solo homer, his ninth of the season, against LSU starter Aaron Nola.

       

      The Tigers tied the game in the third when Hale walked, moved to third on a single by third baseman Christian Ibarra and scored on leftfielder Sean McMullen’s sacrifice fly.

       

      LSU broke the tie in the sixth when Ole Miss second baseman Preston Overbey misplayed Hale’s two-out grounder, allowing shortstop Alex Bregman to score from third base.

       

      The Rebels tied the game at 2-2 in the eighth on catcher Will Allen’s RBI groundout.

       

      The contest remained deadlocked until the top of the 11th, when LSU pinch hitter Jake Fraley delivered an RBI single to score Hale, who had led off the inning with a single.

       

      Ole Miss, however, extended the game in the bottom of the 11th with an unearned run against LSU closer Joe Broussard. Designated hitter J.B. Woodman’s sacrifice fly knotted the score at 3-3.

       

      Nola worked 7.2 innings for the Tigers, allowing two runs on eight hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. Broussard, Parker Bugg and McCune were excellent  in relief, combining to hold Ole Miss, the SEC’s top-hitting team, to one unearned run on one hit over the final 5.1 innings.

       

      Broussard pitched 3.1 innings, allowing just the unearned run on one hit with two strikeouts. Bugg (2-1) was credited with the victory after firing a scoreless 12th with two strikeouts.

       

      Laxer (2-2) was charged with the loss as he surrendered one unearned run on three hits in two innings with two walk and one strikeout. Ole Miss starter Chris Ellis pitched eight innings, allowing two runs – one earned – on eight hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

       

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      O’Grady, Bullets Walk Off Winners Versus Hopkins
      Senior Hits Game-Winning Single, Makes Two Defensive Gems

      GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Senior Patrick O’Grady (Floral Park, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy) hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to cap an outstanding all-around performance and the 22nd-ranked Gettysburg College baseball team rallied for the second game in a row, topping Johns Hopkins University 4-3 in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action Thursday afternoon at Kirchhoff Field.

       

      With the victory, the Bullets (26-3, 11-0 CC) ran their winning streak to 23, the longest in Division III since Christopher Newport University won 26 straight in 2011. Gettysburg, which outhit Johns Hopkins 13-4, also captured its 20th win in a row at Kirchhoff Field.

       

      After erasing a six-run deficit versus Penn State-Harrisburg on Monday, the Bullets overcame a 3-0 hole against the Blue Jays (16-11, 4-6 CC). Hopkins scored all of its runs in the fifth inning before Gettysburg tied it with a three-run sixth.

       

      In the bottom of the ninth, junior Scott Zanghellini (Randolph, N.J./Randolph) led off with a single down the rightfield line versus reliever Justin Drechsel, who had retired nine of the 10 batters he faced up to that point. Two batters later, senior Cam MacDonald (Norwell, Mass./Norwell) lifted a single into left, prompting a pitching change. Closer Thomas Harper came on to face pinch-hitter Cory Kargjozi (Robbinsville, N.J./Robbinsville), who went after the first pitch and grounded a ball into the left side. Shortstop Conor Reynolds came up with the ball, but his only play was at third and Zanghellini slid in just ahead of the throw to load the bases.

       

      O’Grady worked a 1-2 count before flipping a single just over the reach of leaping second baseman Kyle Gillen, who was playing on the edge of the grass.

       

      “I was just looking to put into play,” said O’Grady. “I had two strikes on me so I just didn’t want to go down swinging. It wasn’t a great pitch but I put just enough of the bat on the ball to put it over his head at second.”

       

      O’Grady, who finished 2-for-5, also made two incredible defensive plays and sparked Gettysburg’s three-run sixth.

       

      Senior Tommy LeNoir (Bear, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy) finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, including a two-run double that tied it in the sixth, while senior Nate Simon (Gwynedd Valley, Pa./Abington Friends School), Zanghellini, and MacDonald all collected two hits.

       

      Junior Eric Hungerford (New Preston, Conn./Shepaug Valley) started on the mound for the Bullets and came away with a no-decision, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out two. Sophomore Luke Lawrence (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) came on fire a perfect ninth to pick up the win.

       

      It was a pitcher’s duel early on between Hungerford and Tyler Goldstein, who threw four shutout innings to open the game. Hungerford retired his first eight batters and took a no-hitter into the fifth, when Reynolds reached on a two-out infield single to open the door for a three-run inning. Reynolds would steal second before scoring on a Jonathan Hettleman. John Maxwell also singled, and both Hettleman and Maxwell would come around to score following three Hungerford wild pitches.

       

      Goldstein, in the meantime, was sharp through his first five innings, when he blanked the Bullets while striking out eight. However, O’Grady led off the sixth with a bunt single. Senior Al Posch (Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) followed up with a single of his own before Simon blasted a double into right-center to score O’Grady. LeNoir then stepped to the plate and launched a double into the same spot to clear the bases and make it a 3-3 game.

       

      Drechsel was called out of the bullpen and retired the next eight batters he faced before LeNoir stroked another double in the eighth. But Drechsel got the final out of the inning before the Bullets rallied in the ninth.

       

      Hungerford worked a three-up, three-down sixth before running into trouble in the seventh. Reynolds was hit by a pitch with one out, then stole second before Hettleman lifted a single into center. But O’Grady charged in and rifled a throw to home that hit MacDonald on the fly. MacDonald was knocked over by Reynolds but held onto the ball for the out, and Hungerford would escape with a line-out. He also left a runner on third with two outs in the eighth.

       

      Lawrence (2-0) came on in the ninth and was the beneficiary of another tremendous defensive play by O’Grady, who covered a tremendous amount of ground in right-center to haul in a would-be extra-base hit off the bat of Gillen leading off. Lawrence would get the next two outs, including a strikeout to end the frame, and has now worked 18 1/3 innings without allowing a run this season.

       

      The same two teams conclude their two-game season series tomorrow when they meet at Towson University beginning at 3:30 p.m.

       

      -Go Bullets-

       

       

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      University of Maryland Eastern Shore
      Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
      
      
      
      
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      CONTACT: DAVE WHIGHAM
      
      443-235-6647
      APRIL 17, 2014
      
      
      
      
      STEPHEN BULL NAMED CORVIAS ECAC BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
      Outfielder picks up fourth award this week, hits .681 over five games
      
      CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The awards continue to pile up for senior Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.) this week as he was
      named a Corvias ECAC Baseball Player of the Week. The honor is the fourth of the week for the outfielder after he was
      named NCAA Player of the Week, Louisville Slugger Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and MEAC Player of the
      Week over the past three days.
      
      
      His was named Co-Player of the Week for the South with College of Charleston junior infielder, Gunner Heidt
      
      
      The honor comes after he went 15-for-22 across a five-game span. Bull claims the award after hitting .681 to lead the
      Hawks to their first three-game win streak since 2012. The senior fell just four hits shy of the NCAA Division I record for
      most consecutive hits after he was 10-for-10 between four games.
      
      
      He is currently riding a 21-game hit streak that dates back until March 2nd and has multi-hit games in four of his last six
      contests.
      
      
      He highlighted last week with a 5-for-5 performance against Navy, where he had two RBI and one run to lead the Hawks to
      their first sweep of the Midshipmen in program history. Bull was also 4-for-4 with three runs in Saturday's 6-5 victory over
      Norfolk State. He finished the NSU series going 9-for-12 with two doubles and six runs.
      
      
      Courtesy of his phenomenal week, Bull saw his batting average rise .78 points from .258 to .336. He was also a force in
      centerfield with several big catches in the gaps. He posted 19 putouts altogether, including a season-high eight on
      Wednesday in the Hawks' 8-7 win vs. Navy.
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      University of Maryland Eastern Shore
      Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
      
      
      
      
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      
      CONTACT: DAVE WHIGHAM
      443-235-6647
      
      APRIL 18, 2014
      
      
      
      
      HAWKS MAKE STATEMENT WITH DOUBLEHEADER SWEEP OF DELAWARE ST.
      Parker picks up the win in both games, Bull ups hit streak to 23 games
      
      DOVER, Del. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore baseball team made a bold statement on Friday afternoon as the
      Hawks swept both end of a doubleheader with Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference North leader, Delaware State. UMES
      opened with a 3-2 win in 11 innings, before pinning a 5-1 decision on the Hornets in the nightcap.
      
      It was the collective pitching effort of UMES that was the difference as four UMES pitchers combined to limit the MEAC's
      best offense to just three runs total. DSU came into the contest averaging 10 runs-per-game in MEAC play. The Hornets
      also featured two of the top three hitters in NCAA Division I baseball and were hitting 60 points higher than the closest
      team in the league.
      
      
      The win is the first for the Hawks in the past six games against DSU as the Hornets swept the season series in 2013.
      
      UMES was paced in the doubleheader by senior Stephen Bull (Millsboro, Del.), who went 5-for-9 combined with two runs
      and two RBI. His hit streak is now at 23 games, which is the most in recent history for the Hawks. Senior Byron Campbell
      (Waldorf, Md.) was 4-for-7 between the two, including a perfect 3-for-3 effort in the nightcap. Junior Joshua James
      (Milford, Del.) came through in the clutch, while freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.) went 2-for-3 in the nightcap
      with one run and one RBI.
      
      
      Freshman right handed pitcher Jesse Stinnett (Madison Heights, Va.) and Delaware State's Matt McClain engaged in a
      brilliant pitcher's duel in the opener. After two scoreless innings, DSU made the score 1-0 with a solo tally in the third. It
      did not take UMES long to even up the score after Bull led off with a single and advanced to third on a throwing error.
      Campbell sent Bull home the next batter on an RBI groundout.
      
      
      Stinnett and McClain each retired the side in order the next two innings, before UMES came knocking once more. The
      Hawks loaded the bases with one out in the sixth, but McClain dug deep with a strikeout and groundout to thwart the Hawk
      rally.
      
      
      Ron Farley gave DSU the 2-1 lead in the seventh after he led off with a homer to left, but the Hawks responded their next
      at bat when James doubled and scored on an RBI single by Bull.
      
      After UMES went quiet in the ninth, Delaware State put a runner on second with one out in the last. Stinnett responded
      with a big strikeout of Alex Nardone, who came into the doubleheader hitting .379. He then coaxed an early grounder to
      sophomore Mike Escanilla (Waldorf, Md.) to send the game into extras.
      
      Both starters were pulled after the ninth and the game was placed in the hands of each bullpen. Senior Bernard Parker
      Waldorf, Md.) fired a scoreless ninth and UMES took the lead in the top of the 11th on an RBI by sophomore Connor
      Breslin (Saylorsburg, Pa.) as he sent home junior Greg Turlik (Gaithersburg, Md.), who led off with a walk.
      
      
      Junior Devin Repine (Salisbury, Md.) threw a scoreless ninth to record his third save of the season. The loss was the first
      for DSU in MEAC play in nearly two weeks.
      
      
      The second contest mirrored the opener early as the game was scoreless into the third inning. Cameron Cecil singled home
      Kweston Smith to take the 1-0 lead. The game went quiet into the fifth, before UMES scored a pair of runs.
      
      
      Breslin led off with a single and moved over on a walk by freshman Skylar Murray (Georgetown, Del.). With one away,
      freshman Troy Anderson (Bridgeport, W.V.) singled to load the bases. DSU's Harry Thomas would then fan the next
      UMES hitter for the second out, but consecutive RBI singles by Bull and Campbell gave the Hawks a 2-1 lead.
      
      
      Parker would then come in relief of starter J.P. Black (Elkton, Md.). He did not disappoint as he fired 2.1 innings of
      scoreless relief to post his second win of the day.
      
      
      Three runs by UMES in the bottom of the seventh would up its lead to four. Repine came on to finish his second game of
      the day and give the Hawks their second doubleheader sweep of the season.
      
      
      DSU's lethal combination of DJ Miller and Mike Alexander, who were hitting .438 and .435, respectively, combined to go
      just 3-for-11. Cameron Cecil led the way in game one with a 3-for-5 effort from the plate, while reigning MEAC Rookie of
      the Week, Ron Farley homered. McClain and Harry Thomas each threw well in starts for DSU, while the Hornet bullpen
      took both losses.
      
      
      The two teams resume play tomorrow, when they engage in a pair of doubleheaders at Solider Field. First pitch is set for 1
      p.m., with the second contest beginning 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first.
      
      
      For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com
      
      
      

       

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      Wild Finish Gives Eagles Split at Penn St.-Behrend
      One more strike gives Juniata enough life to win.

       


      By: Laura Chapman
      Assistant Sports Information Director
      chapmal@juniata.edu • juniatasports.net

       


      ERIE, Pa. – The Juniata College baseball team was just one strike away from dropping a doubleheader to Penn St.-Behrend before they mounted a five-run top-of-the-seventh comeback to capture game two. Juniata fell 3-0 in game one before taking the drama filled second matchup 5-2 win and moving the Eagles to 7-25 on the year.

       

      Game one showcased a pitchers dual between Juniata senior Joe Sforza (Pittstown, N.J. / Immaculata) and Penn St.-Behrend’s Justin Wood. Sforza went the distance for the Eagles giving up just five hits over six complete innings. It wasn’t until the bottom of the sixth inning that the Lions managed to score the only three runs of the game.

       

      Juniata wasn’t without its chances as the Eagles opened the game with a leadoff single by senior Derek Heath (Huntingdon, Pa. / Huntingdon). Sforza reached on a fielder’s choice and junior Cody Krepps (Tyrone, Pa. / Bellwood-Antis) and senior Dan Gray (Johnstown, Pa. / Richland) each reached safely to load the bases with two outs. The Lions mustered one more out to get out of the first inning unscathed.

       

      After a scoreless bottom of the first, freshman Brady Cotler (Chadds Ford, Pa. / Salesianum) reached on a leadoff single and Heath ripped his second hit of the game, but both were stranded on base. Heath drew a leadoff walk on the top of the fifth and Sforza was intentionally walked for two runners on and just one out. The Lions pulled off an around-the-horn double play to end the inning.

       

      After allowing the games only runs in the bottom of the sixth, the Eagles got a two out base runner in the top of the final frame when senior Brad Medellin (Lewisberry, Pa. / Red Land) reached on an error, but couldn’t muster a comeback and fell 3-0.

       

      The comeback was in full force in game two. The Lions managed one run in the bottom of the second and an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth for the 2-0 lead heading into the final frame. Up to that point, the Eagles had stranded eight runners on base and managed six hits. The Lions sat down the first two batters of the seventh via the strikeout and were one strike away from claiming victory before Medellin drew a two out walk.

       

      Sforza followed up with a single, which forced a Behrend pitching change. Gray belted his second double of the game to score Medellin and move Sforza to third. Cotler loaded the bases with a single to the shortstop and sophomore David DeFreest (Duxburry, Vt. / Harwood Union) tied the game and gave the Eagles their first lead of the day with one swing. Sforza and Gray scored on DeFreest’s double and Cotler scored on an error on the next play. Sophomore Joe Klusman (Wilmington, Del. / St. Elizabeth High School) was the ninth batter in the inning for Juniata and his single to left field scored DeFreest for the fifth run of the inning.

       

      After the Lions managed the third out of the seventh, freshman Eric Grace (Hopewell, Pa. / Northern Bedford) took to the hill to close out the complete game win. Grace allowed two runners in the third, but Sforza fielded a groundball, stepped on third for the second out, and got the third out at first for a game-ending double play. Grace threw seven full innings giving up just four hits and two runs while striking out four.

       

      Juniata will be back in action at home Monday, April 21, at 3 p.m. when they host Elizabethtown College in a single nine-inning game on Langdon-Goodale Field.

       
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      RALEIGH, N.C. - Despite a pair of homers from Trea Turner, NC State baseball dropped a 7-5 decision to Boston College on Saturday night at Doak Field at Dail Park to even its series with the Eagles.

       

      The Wolfpack (21-16, 7-13 ACC) struck first on Chance Shepard’s solo homer in the second, then rallied to take a 3-2 lead through three after Boston College (13-25, 4-16) scored a pair in the top third. The Eagles tied it 3-3 in the fourth and grabbed a 5-3 advantage in the fifth. State trimmed that margin to 5-4 on Turner’s first homer of the night. BC made it 7-4 in the ninth, before Turner’s second homer set the final margin at 7-5.

      Turner finished 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs in his first multi-homer effort since March 5, 2013 at Elon. Andrew Knizner provided the Pack’s only other extra-base hit, an RBI double in the third. Shepard homered and drew a walk in a 1-for-3 start at designated hitter. Logan Ratledge drove in one in a 1-for-4 night. Jake Armstrong went 1-for-2 with a walk.

      Patrick Peterson (1-1) took the loss on five earned over five innings. Eric Peterson relieved him and went the rest of the way, striking out five over four innings, holding BC to two earned on three hits and two walks.

      Shepard’s solo shot to left made it 1-0 in the second. Trailing 2-1, the Pack rallied in the third after Turner reached with two away on a fielding error at short. Knizner followed with his double down the left field line. Ratledge singled to center to score Knizner from second and grant the Wolfpack a 3-2 advantage.

      State fell behind 5-3 by the bottom fifth when Turner led off with a homer that hugged the right field foul pole. Facing a 7-4 deficit in the bottom ninth, Turner sent a towering fly over the left field fence for his second solo shot of the evening.

      NC State returns to action on Sunday, April 20 at 1 p.m. for the series finale with Boston College on ESPN3. Radio coverage will be handled by 88.1 WKNC. Fans can also follow along with live stats on GoPack.com, or with Twitter updates from @NCStateBaseball.

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      Newark, NJ - Freshman Nick Mascelli (Clifton, NJ / Seton Hall Prep), junior Trey Nicosia (State College, PA / State College Area) and classmate Zack Yesko (Mukwonago, WI / Mukwonago) each had three hits to lead Wagner to a 9-7 win over NJIT in the series finale between the teams at Riverfront Stadium.

       

      With the victory, the Seahawks take the three-game series between the teams while improving to 11-23 as the Highlanders fall to 11-16.

       

      The Green & White opened the scoring in the second inning when John Lynn (Wallingford, PA / Salesianum School (DE)) reached on an error before later scoring on a defensive miscue.

      Wagner then blew the game open with five runs in the top of the fourth inning while batting around. Yesko led off with a single before moving to third when Nicosia reached via a two-base error. Sophomore Vaughn Champion (Galloway, NJ / Absegami) followed by poking a single to center field while scoring Yesko. After the first out was recorded, juniors Jason Gordon (Baltimore, MD / Archbishop Curley) and Nick Dini (Monroe Township, NJ / Monroe Township) followed with RBI singles while extending the visitor's advantage out to 4-0. Lynn would later plate Gordon with a sacrifice fly before Dini scampered home on a wild pitch to cap the scoring while giving the Green & White a 6-0 lead.

       

      NJIT finally got on the board in the bottom part of the fourth when Stephan Halibej scored on a wild pitch only to see Wagner answer with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth while chasing Highlander RHP Matt Coughlin from the game.

       

      Yesko and Nicosia each singled before moving to third on a Champion sacrifice bunt. Yesko would then score on a wild pitch before Mascelli plated Nicosia with a RBI singles in extending the lead out to 8-1. However, the damage could have been greater as freshman RHP Nolan Long (Waterford, CT / South Kent) left a pair on the bases just as he had done the previous frame.

      NJIT got those two runs back in the bottom of the frame on a Mike Rampone RBI double and a Ed Charlton sacrifice fly while trimming the Seahawk lead to 8-3.

       

      In the bottom of the sixth, the Highlanders struck again for two more runs in making it an 8-5 game.

       

      Nicosia then led off the top of the seventh with a bunt single before stealing second and would come around to score on Mascelli's second RBI single of the game to make it 9-5.

       

      NJIT immediately answered in the bottom of the seventh on Scott Brosman's two-run double to left field.

       

      However, that would be the last hit of the game for the Highlanders as junior RHP Max Schmardel (Eatontown, NJ / Monmouth Regional) easily got the final out before recording a scoreless eighth.

      Sophomore RHP Mike Adams (Egg Harbor Township, NJ / Holy Spirit) then fired a scoreless ninth to get his third save of the year while closing out the game and the series.

       

      Gordon and Junior Tommy Mazurkiewicz (Neshanic Station, NJ / Somerville) also recorded a pair of hits as the Seahawks rapped out 15 on the afternoon.

      Long (2-0) allowed three runs on two hits over 5.0 innings while winning for the second-straight week.

       

      Coughlin (1-2) was saddled with the loss, allowing eight runs, four earned, on nine hits over 4.1 innings.

      Wagner will next host Rutgers and former head coach Joe Litterio on Wednesday, April 23 at Richmond County Bank Ballpark with first pitch slated for 3:30 pm.

       

      Follow Wagner Athletics on Twitter (@wagnerathletics) for all the latest news and updates on the athletic department and @WagBaseball for news and updates on the baseball program.

      --
      Kevin Ross
      Assistant Director of Media Relations
      Wagner College
      One Campus Road
      Staten Island, NY 10301
      (718) 390-3215

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      LSU Baseball Report

      For Immediate Release – April 19, 2014

       

      TIGERS BLANK REBELS FOR SERIES WIN

       

      OXFORD, Miss. – Four LSU pitchers combined to fire the Tigers’ 12th shutout of the season Saturday, as the seventh-ranked Tigers blanked No. 10 Ole Miss, 2-0, in front of 9,741 fans at Swayze Field.

       

      LSU, which won an SEC series over Ole Miss for the fourth straight season, improved to 30-10-1 overall and 10-7-1 in the SEC. The Tigers have won three straight SEC series and 10 of their last 12 games.

       

      Ole Miss, which was shut out for the first time this season, dropped to 30-11 overall and 10-8 in conference play.

       

      LSU established a school record for shutouts with 11 when the Tigers blanked Lamar on April 9. LSU’s season-high for shutouts prior to this year was 10 in 1996.

       

      LSU returns to action at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when the Tigers play host to Tulane in Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field.

       

      LSU pitchers Alden Cartwright, Hunter Devall, Parker Bugg and Kurt McCune combined to limit Ole Miss, the SEC’s top-hitting team entering the series, to no runs on six hits.

       

      “This was a tremendous team victory in which our pitching and defense were truly sensational,” said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. “We were hoping to get two solid innings out of Alden Cartwright to start the game, and he exceeded our expectations with a brilliant effort. He was complete unafraid in a very hostile environment and really set the tone for the game.

       

      “Devall and Bugg followed Cartwright’s lead with great outings, and our senior veteran, Kurt McCune, did the job again in the ninth. To win a series here is tremendous accomplishment, and I could not be more proud of the LSU Tigers.”

       

      Cartwright, in his first career SEC start, worked four innings, allowing just two singles with no walks and strikeouts. He retired the first 10 Rebel batters he faced before allowing a single in the fourth to centerfielder Auston Bousfield.

       

      Devall (1-0) was credited win the win as he entered  the game to start the fifth and pitched 2.2 innings, limiting the Rebels to two hits with no walks and two strikeouts.

       

      Bugg relieved Devall in the seventh and pitched 1.1 innings, giving up just one hit. McCune worked the ninth and earned his third save of the season, allowing one hit with one strikeout.

       

      McCune retired Bousfield on a fly ball to right to lead off the ninth, but third baseman Austin Anderson singled sharply off of McCune’s  hip to bring the tying run to the plate. Catcher Will Allen lifted a fly ball down the right field line that was caught in foul territory on a superb running effort by rightfielder Mark Laird just in front of the grandstand.

       

      McCune walked first baseman Sikes Orvis, but designated hitter Holt Perdzock grounded to Conner Hale at second base to end the game.

       

      LSU opened the scoring in the second against Ole Miss starter Sam Smith (5-3) on an RBI single by centerfielder Andrew Stevenson, scoring Hale, who led off the inning with a single.

       

      Smith, however, settled in and retired 10 consecutive batters from the fourth through seventh innings. Hale ended the streak by leading off the eighth with a solo homer, his first dinger of the season and his first in an LSU uniform.

       

      Hale had five hits in the series and scored  five of the seven runs LSU tallied in the three games.

       

      Smith was charged with the loss Saturday as he surrendered two runs on five hits in 7.1 innings with one walk and four strikeouts.

       

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