A sixth-inning fifth inning in Game 1 of Saturday’s MAC Freedom doubleheader with DeSales University helped propel the Lycoming College baseball team to a 9-5 victory in their home opener in 52 at Bowman Field. DeSales managed to hold on for an 8-4 win in Game 2.
Down 5-0 heading into the fourth inning of Game 1, the Warrior rally began when rookie Nick Hoheb started with a walk, laying down a triple at the base of second scholastic Jake Schilling’s left field wall. Freshman Kai Foster walked, and a bag stolen by freshman Zachary Pleska led to Schilling. A pitching error on a fielder’s pick was followed by a single by rookie Zach Kudlacik and a fielder’s pick brought Foster in, cutting the lead to 5-3.
In the fifth inning, rookie Greg Wirin led off with a single before a fielder’s pick allowed Hoheb to reach. Schilling walked and after a lineout, the Warriors allowed the next six batters to reach base with two outs. Pleska walked to charge the bases, rookie Josh Bottger tied the game with a single to right center. After stealing the second, Kudlacik walked to reload the bases.
An error helped Lycoming take the lead before junior Braden Campbell walked to drive Bottger, setting up a two RBI single in center field for Wirin.
DeSales charged in the sixth, but rookie Jake Wilbur responded with a flyout and groundout to end the inning. In the seventh, rookie Evan Nordeen knocked out the team, giving Lycoming their first home win since a 12-2 win over Juniata on April 24, 1971.
Jake Wagner went 3 for 5 with a home run, seven RBIs, scored twice and was walked twice as Penn College edged Penn State Abington, 18-6, in a United East contest.
The victory takes the Wildcats to 6-7 and 2-1 in the EU.
Penn College scored eight runs in the top of the sixth inning to pull away and beat PSU Abington, 14-9.
Quinn Hanafin went 3 for 6, Cameron Dick was 2 for 6 and Nathan Gutskey was 3 for 4 with a double, a home run, four RBIs and four runs scored.
Bucknell bounced back from a tough loss in the opener of a doubleheader at Navy with a convincing 17-4 victory in the nightcap, and the Bison got a split. Shortstop Anthony Sherwin was the star of the day for Bucknell, going 4-for-4 with six RBIs in Game 2 to cap a six-hit afternoon.
After losing Friday’s game 8-6 and Saturday’s opener 7-6 — two games that featured wild swings throughout — Bucknell racked up a season-high 17 points in Game 3 of the series and now has a chance to win a split weekend when the two teams meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday
Henry Mitchell’s home run late in the seventh inning was the difference in Saturday’s opener, which featured five combined home runs.
Mansfield fell in a pair of one-point games, 9-8 and 4-3, on the road to PSAC foe Shepherd.
In Game 1, the Rams scored a run in the first to take the game’s first lead, but the Mounties responded with a four-run top of the second thanks to a two-run brace from Jeffrey Coakley and an extra RBI. of Brittain Shander and Ryan Verbonitz to take a 4-1 lead in the third.
However, the Rams busted for eight runs late in the fourth to regain the lead, 9-4.
At the last drink, the Mounties again took the lead with two runs in the top of the first before adding an insurance run two innings later to lead 3-1 in the bottom of the third.
Pitcher Kevin Worek pitched a full game on his way to victory in Game 1 and Bald Eagle’s bats soared in Game 2 as the Lock Haven University baseball team swept No. 9 West Chester.
Behind Worek’s strong outing, LHU won Game 1 4-3, and Lock Haven scored 11 runs on 14 hits and completed the sweep with an 11-8 victory in Game 2. With the sweep, the Bald Eagles won the all-important PSAC East Division series early in the season.
The sweep helped Lock Haven improve to 9-7 overall and 3-3 in PSAC East play.
The aforementioned Worek was a big part of the Game 1 victory story, as he took the win with a professional outing.
He has gone the distance improving to an impressive 4-1 this season. Worek scatter seven hits in seven innings and allowed three runs. He struck out six WCU batters and didn’t give up a walk in the complete game win.
• Senior Owen Zimmerman scored four goals to move up to sixth on the school’s all-time goalscoring list with 123 goals to mark the day the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse team lost to Montclair State, 20-10, out of conference.
Zimmerman added an assist and a ground ball as he passed Jim Cusick ’08, who scored 121 goals, sixth on the program’s all-time goalscoring list, finishing the game three goals from five first in the program’s history. He also moved within two points of ninth place in program point history, where ’12 Ethan Payne sits with 167 points.
Sophomore Troy Scozzafava had three goals and two assists and Joey Hoover finished with three goals and a ground ball for the Warriors (2-6 on aggregate).
Senior Josh Hall picked up seven ground balls, a team high. Sophomore Jakob Switzer caused two turnovers and sophomore Colin Manankil won a season-high 15 faceoffs.
Penn College overcame an 8-6 halftime deficit to beat Immaculata, 15-13, in a non-conference game. The Wildcats improved to 6-2, while the Mighty Macs fell to 4-3.
After Camden Elmo gave Penn College a 1-0 lead, Immaculata scored three in a row to lead 3-1. Elmo made it 3-2 with 3:49 left in the first before the Macs added another score to take a 4-2 lead late in the first.
Croix Teter and Quinn Caviola scored back-to-back goals to start the second and tie the game at 4. After Sam Hills and Caviola gave the PCT a 6-5 lead, the Macs ended the half with three unanswered and an 8-6 half. carry out.
• Navy used five goals each from Leelee Denton and Emily Messinese and a wide disparity in draw checks to outlast Bucknell, 21-13, in Patriot League women’s lacrosse action.
Alex Nesbitt and Allie Boyce recorded hat tricks for the Bison, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.
Now 4-3 this season and 0-1 in Patriot League play, the Bison have scored 13 goals — their most against the Navy — on just 24 shots.
Taylor Kopan added two goals, and Emily Baird and Taylor McClain both had a goal and two assists, but as the offense scored efficiently, the contenders built up a big advantage in time of possession thanks to a 27 advantage. -11 on the draw circle. .
Lock Haven was edged out to Gannon, 14-13. Gabby Gunnip led the way for Lock Haven by finishing with five goals.
Emma Williams scored a hat trick and Abby Katrinak scored three goals and registered an assist.
Junior Rylie Cranmer scored her first career hat trick to help lead the Lycoming College women’s lacrosse team to an 11-7 victory over Buffalo State.
Freshman Riley Block scored four goals with two assists and a ground ball. Sophomore Katie Maguire scored four more goals, four ground balls, two turnovers and three draw checks. Cranmer’s three goals came with two ground balls, two caused turnovers and four team-leading draw control wins.
Senior Madison Wineburg led the team with five ground runs in addition to three takedowns that were matched by senior Tess Arnold.
• Harrison Gold’s three-set victory for No. 1 in singles gave Bucknell’s men’s tennis team their 11th consecutive victory, a 5-2 verdict against Chestnut Hill. The Bisons, who didn’t lose in giving up a 4-3 game against Villanova on Feb. 4, are now 11-4 this season heading into a key Patriot League game streak.
Bucknell avenged last season’s loss to Chestnut Hill (6-4), a strong Division II program from Philadelphia. The Bisons now have the fifth-longest winning streak in school history.
Bucknell won 23 consecutive games between the 1970 and 1971 seasons, and the team also had 15-game streaks in 1926/1927, 1937/1938 and 1998.
Lycoming 9, DeSales 5
DeSales 023 000 0 – 5 8 4
Lycoming 000 360 x – 9 7 1
F: Jake Wilber (1-2). L: Will Manley (0-1).
Best DeSales hitters: Carson Allison 3-3; Colin Trembley 2B; Gavin Zavorsky 2B. Lycoming’s top hitters: Greg Wirin 2-4, 2 RBIs; Jake Schilling 2-2, 2G, 3G, RBI, 2 points;
DeSales 8, Lycoming 4
DeSales 113 012 0 – 8 11 2
Lycoming 000 310 0 – 4 8 1
V: Mike Romano (3-0). L: Zachary Pleska (0-1).
DeSales top hitters: Carson Allison 2-4, running; Billy Scanlon 3-4, 2 RBI, run; Travis Kerr 2-4, RH, 2 RBIs, rush; Joe Grigas 2B. Top Lycoming Hitters: Nick Hoheb 2B; Jake Schilling 2B.
Records: DeSales (6-8), Lycoming (2-9).
Penn College 18, PSU Abington 6
PCT 020 138 400 – 18 14 1
PSU-A 000 002 202 – 6 9 2
F: Chance Webb (2-2). L: A. Margot (1-2).
Penn College’s top hitters: Jake Wagner 3-5, HR, 7 RBI, 2 RBI, 2 BB; Quinn Hanafin 3-6, RBI, running; Cameron Dick 2-6, RBI, 2 points; Nathan Gutskey 3-4, 2G, HR, 4 RBIs, 4 runs, 2 BB. PSU Abinton’s best hitters: E. Stradling 3-5, running; Mr. Milward 2B.