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The College Report: Madison’s Fonseca Goes Yard at Fenway in Northeastern Baseball Win

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Who can tell what kind of future Rob Fonseca (Madison, Soph.) has in baseball? But he can always look back fondly on Monday’s 6-3 Northeastern victory over Massachusetts at Boston’s Fenway Park. The first baseman went 2-for-4 with the bat, including a home run over the Green Monster. He also had a double. Teammate John Puttress (New Providence, Sr.) had a 1-for-3 day, reaching base on a single and when he was hit by a pitch. He also stole a base and scored a run. A post-game interview with Fonseca can be viewed at this link -- 

Northeastern is 24-19.

Pat Butler (Chatham, Sr.) pitched an inning of scoreless relief as Connecticut defeated Holy Cross, 8-0, in Storrs, Conn. on Wednesday. Butler got the first two batters to ground out. He then hit a pinch hitter, only to atone for that by picking that runner off at first base to end the inning. Butler got his second save of the season on Friday in UConn’s 3-1 win over Rutgers in Piscataway. He came on in the ninth inning with runners on second and first bases, with one out. He got his first man on a swinging strikeout and then got the final out of the game on a ground out to shortstop. The Huskies are 28-19.

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Mike Genovese (Livingston, Sr.) singled twice in four at-bats as Seton Hall defeated St. Peter’s, 13-5, in Jersey City on Tuesday. He scored once and drove in a run as the Pirates improved to 27-16.

Brown’s Dan Kerr (Westfield, Soph.) contributed a double and a single to the Bruins’ offensive attack in Wednesday’s 10-7 win over Marist in Providence, R.I. Kerr, Brown’s designated hitter, drove in one run. Brown is 7-33.

Frank Schwindel (Livingston, Jr.) drove in a run on a sacrifice fly to center field in St. John’s 10-5 victory over Fairfield in Jamaica, N.Y. on Tuesday. The first baseman later reached base on a double, scored a run, and drew a walk. Schwindel then went 3-for-4 at the plate in Wednesday’s 7-6 loss to Iona in Queens. He had a double and two singles, with one run batted in. Teammate Joey Graziano (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) allowed no hits in two innings of scoreless relief, while striking out two batters and walking one. The Red Storm is 20-27.       

A single to left field by Rob Anderson (Westfield, Jr.) provided Franklin & Marshall with an insurance run in Friday’s 3-0 win over Johns Hopkins in first round action in the Centennial Conference Tournament in Baltimore. The Diplomats improved to 21-17.

Gettysburg, meanwhile, worked out a 5-3 verdict at home over Haverford in another first round Centennial contest. Ben Roessle (Summit, Jr.) drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. The Bullets (30-11) meet Franklin & Marshall in Baltimore on Saturday.

Hartford’s Alex Gouin (West Orange, Jr.) came on to provide the Hawks with an inning of scoreless relief in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to Army in West Point, N.Y. He got two Cadets on strikeouts. Hartford fell to 14-28.

SOFTBALL

Bucknell clinched a spot in next week’s Patriot League Tournament by sweeping a four-game series from Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. last weekend. Amanda Fazio (Chatham, Fr.) gave the Bison (20-28) a strong outing in Saturday’s 2-1 victory in the first game of a twin bill. She pitched a seven-inning complete game, allowing one earned run on four hits, with nine strikeouts and two walks.

Aly Moskowitz (Westfield, Sr.) pitched a complete-game shutout as Tufts defeated Colby, 7-0, in Medford, Mass. last Saturday. Moskowitz allowed six hits in seven innings, with three strikeouts and three walks. The Jumbos are 36-3.

Cyndil Matthew (Westfield, Sr.) rapped two hits in each of Massachusetts’ wins over Rhode Island in a Tuesday doubleheader in Kingston, R.I. She had a triple and a single, as well as a stolen base, in a 7-0 victory in the first game. She then singled twice from three at-bats in the second game, a 10-0 UMass win. The Minutewomen are 17-23.

TENNIS

Gettysburg's James Salierno (Chatham, Sr.) went out on a winning note. He contributed victories in both singles and doubles play as the Bullets downed McDaniel, 7-2, in Westminster, Md. on Saturday to end the season. Salierno defeated Matthew Langsdale, 7-6, 6-0, at sixth singles and teamed with Kyle Shope to take care of Tom Orrok and Ryan Salomon, 8-4, at third doubles.

Kenyon's Lydia Winkler (Summit, Sr.) won two of her three singles matches at the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship, with the other abandoned when it would not have affected the outcome of the team scoring. Kenyon defeated the College of Wooster, 5-0, in Friday's first round, as Winkler knocked off Kimberly Carter, 6-0, 6-0, at no. 4. The next day, Kenyon lost, 5-1, to Denison, with Winkler's match unfinished. Kenyon defeated Oberlin, 5-2, on Sunday in the third-place match; Winkler prevailed, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, over Preeya Shah.

Middlebury's Margot Marchese (Summit, Fr.) split her singles matches last weekend. Saturday's 9-0 thrashing of Skidmore found Marchese leaving with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Alex Smith at fourth singles. She also joined Lauren Amos at third doubles for an 8-6 win over Melissa Hirsch and Yumi Karlshoej. On Sunday, Middlebury fell short, 5-4, to Amherst. Marchese lost, 6-2, 6-2, to Caroline Richman.

Mike Pannone (Maplewood, Sr.) came up a winner at fourth singles, but didn't enable Scranton to defeat Drew in the championship match of the Landmark Conference Tournament last Saturday in Scranton, Pa. Drew returned to Madison with a 5-4 win, although Pannone handled Matt Imbo, 6-1, 6-1.

MEN’S LACROSSE

Widener defeated Albright, 6-5, in overtime in Reading, Pa. on Wednesday to advance to the Commonwealth Conference finals. Mac Nestler (Chatham, Jr.) had 11 saves in goal for the Pride (11-5), who take on Stevenson in Saturday’s championship match in Owings Mills, Md. Ryan Carlin (Green Village, Sr.) retrieved one ground ball for Widener.

Rob Guida (Chatham, Jr.) assisted on three Johns Hopkins goals in Friday’s 9-4 road win over Army. He also picked up two ground balls as the 14th-ranked Blue Jays improved to 9-5.

Colin McLinden (Madison, Soph.) got credit for two assists and three ground balls as Fairfield was eliminated in first-round play of the ECAC Tournament by third-ranked Denver, 10-8, in Geneva, N.Y. on Thursday. That reverses a 10-9 upset win by the Stags over the Pioneers in overtime two weeks earlier. Fairfield ends the season with an 8-7 record.

Castleton State’s Will Stuhler (Madison, Jr.) had a goal and an assist in Monday’s 16-9 road win over Norwich. The Spartans moved up to 14-3.

Oberlin’s Austin Little (Maplewood, Soph.) posted a goal and an assist as the Yeomen defeated Otterbein, 7-4, in a Wednesday home game. Little also caused two turnovers and picked up two ground balls as Oberlin improved to 8-6.

Evan Baskst (Westfield, Jr.) picked up an assist as Franklin & Marshall scored a 10-8 win over Gettysburg in first-round play of the Centennial Conference Tournament in Lancaster, Pa. on Wednesday. The Diplomats (11-5) move on to a Saturday meeting with Dickinson in Carlisle, Pa.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

Susquehanna got past Drew, 24-11, in a first-round game of the Landmark Conference Tournament in Selinsgrove, Pa. on Wednesday. The Crusaders’ Emma Ehler (Chatham, Jr.) scored seven goals and had two assists, as well as six ground balls, five draw controls and two caused turnovers. Teammate Meredith Crane (Maplewood, Soph.) scored two goals, assisted on two others and lifted one ground ball. Susquehanna (16-0) goes for the Landmark crown at home on Saturday against Catholic University.

Penn State’s Evan Foulsham (Madison, Jr.) picked up two ground balls in both of the Nittany Lions’ spins in the ALC Championship Tournament in Baltimore, a 16-14 quarterfinals win over Vanderbilt on Thursday and a 9-8 overtime loss to Northwestern on Friday. She also caused a pair of turnovers in the Vanderbilt win. Penn State is now 12-6.

Lizzy Pellicane (Short Hills, Fr.) scored a goal on a free position shot as Denison lost, 12-8, to Kenyon in first-round action of the North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament in Gambier, Ohio on Thursday. Denison dropped to 13-3.

Abbie West (Summit, Soph.) scored a goal for William Smith, which lost, 12-11, to St. Lawrence in the first round of the Liberty League Tournament in Troy, N.Y. on Friday. West also controlled one draw. Teammate Taylor Anderson (Westfield, Soph.) got credit for causing one turnover and coming up with one ground ball. The Herons finished up with a 10-7 record.

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