Seemingly small things made a big difference for Siena College’s baseball team in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Iona in New Rochelle, N.Y. that took 11 innings to settle. Siena shortstop Tyler Martis (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) drove in the Saints first run with a single in the seventh inning. In the top of the 11th, the Gov. Livingston High grad laid down a sacrifice bunt that moved the eventual winning run from first base to second. In Sunday’s 8-4 Siena win over Iona, Martis lofted a double from four at-bats, but made a greater contribution in the field, where he racked up nine assists, basically vacuuming up ground balls and sending them on their way to first base. He also initiated two double plays. Siena headed back home with a 13-21 record.
Babson’s Connor Allen (Madison, Soph.) earned the win, his second of the season against no losses, in Saturday’s 5-4 triumph over Clark in Babson Park, Mass. Allen, a Madison High product, pitched three scoreless innings; he allowed two hits, one walk and struck out one batter. The Beavers have gnawed their way to a 14-12 record thus far.
Lehigh’s Zach Gray (Livingston, Fr.) went 1-for-3 at the plate in both ends of a Saturday doubleheader against Bucknell in Bethlehem, Pa. The designated hitter out of Morristown-Beard singled in both games. Lehigh won the opener, 4-3, and lost the nightcap, 7-6.
Colin McLinden (Madison, Soph.) made plenty of things happen as the Fairfield edged Air Force, 9-8, in Fairfield, Conn. on Saturday. The Madison High grad set up three Stags goals, including the game winner that was scored with 33 seconds left on the game clock. McLinden now has 12 assists on the season. He also caused one Air Force turnover and brought up five ground balls. Fairfield improved to 7-5.
Rob Guida (Chatham, Jr.) returned from an injury in time to score a goal and help no. 15 Johns Hopkins upset top-ranked Maryland, 7-4, in College Park, Md. on Saturday. The former Chatham High star also made off with two ground balls as the Blue Jays ticked up to 7-4.
Bobby Lawrence (Summit, Jr.) wrangled a game-high eight ground balls to help Colgate defeat Lafayette, 14-10, in Easton, Pa. on Saturday. Lawrence, a Summit High product, also scored a goal (his first of the season) and caused two Leopards turnovers. Sonny Round (Summit, Soph.) treated Lafayette to two goals. Round, also a Summit High grad, picked up two ground balls, a number that was matched by teammate Mac Ahsler (Chatham, Jr.), who previously played for Chatham High. Charlie Kennedy (West Orange, Soph.), a Seton Hall Prep grad, caused one Colgate turnover and raised one ground ball. Colgate improved to 8-4, while Lafayette sagged to 3-9.
Tyler Smith (Madison, Jr.) got the scoring going for Salisbury, which went on to a 15-4 road victory over St. Mary’s (Md.) on Saturday. Smith, a midfielder out of Madison High, also picked up an assist. The Sea Gulls, ranked sixth in Division 3, are 13-3.
Alex Salazar (Summit, Fr.) made 13 saves to help Tufts to a 12-8 road victory over Amherst on Saturday. Teammate Kyle Howard-Johnson (Chatham, Fr.) got credit for picking up one ground ball. Salazar came out of Summit High, while Howard-Johnson prepped at Chatham High. Amherst’s Rob Butko (Summit, Fr.), formerly of St. Peter’s Prep, caused three Tufts turnovers and recovered one ground ball. The win pushed the Jumbos to 9-3, with the Lord Jeffs slipping to 4-5.
Alex White (Summit, Sr.) scored a goal and assisted on a pair to help Harvard to an 8-7 overtime victory over visiting Penn on Saturday. White’s a Delbarton man. Penn got a game-high eight ground balls out of Danny Feeney (Summit, Jr.), who also prevailed on 13 of 18 faceoffs. Teammate Mark Leonhard (Summit, Fr.), assisted on the Quakers goal that was scored with 55 seconds left in regulation that forced overtime. He also caused a Harvard turnover and picked up one ground ball. Brian Feeney (Summit, Jr.) was in goal for Penn and made six saves. The Feeneys came out of Summit High, while Leonhard prepped at The Lawrenceville School. The outcome left the Crimson with a 6-6 record, while Penn returned to Philly with a 6-4 mark.
Jake Hall (Summit, Jr.) had a goal and an assist as St. Joseph’s of Philadelphia lost, 11-6, to Delaware in a Saturday home game. He was joined on the pitch by Kyle Mahoney (Summit, Sr.), who earned credit for two ground balls. The duo are Summit High alumni. The Hawks dropped to 5-8.
No. 7 Duke defeated Virginia, 19-16, in Durham, N.C. on Friday. Tommy Patterson (Chatham, Sr.) finished the game having caused one UVA turnover and retrieving one ground ball. He’s a Delbarton grad. The Blue Devils are 10-4.
Ninth-ranked Princeton lost, 10-9, to Dartmouth in Hanover, N.H. on Saturday. Tom Gibbons (Short Hills, Sr.), another Delbarton grad, got credit for one ground ball. The Tigers are 7-4.
John Scioscia (Summit, Jr.) scored what proved to be the winning goal in Notre Dame’s 10-8 home victory over Georgetown on Sunday. The Summit High grad tallied late in the third quarter. He also took control of a ground ball. Fourth-ranked Notre Dame is 9-2.
Andrew Callaghan (Maplewood, Fr.) scored his first collegiate goal to help Scranton to an 8-3 home win over Susquehanna on Saturday. He’s a St. Peter’s Prep grad. Susquehanna’s Tylere Fritts (Chatham, Sr.) picked up an assist and caused a Scranton turnover. Fritts played his high school ball at Chatham High. Scranton ticked up to 8-4, with Susquehanna slipping to 8-5.
Will Stuhler (Madison, Jr.) scored two goals apiece in both of Castleton State’s weekend victories, which were played on enemy turf. The Spartans took down Husson, 15-3, on Saturday and Maine Maritime, 13-3, on Sunday. Stuhler, a Madison High alum, has scored 11 goals this season for Castleton (10-3).
Terry McKenna (Summit, Soph.) and James Kennedy (Summit, Sr.) combined for six goals on Saturday, but Holy Cross still came up short, 12-11, to Providence in Worcester, Mass. McKenna had four of those goals, with Kennedy adding two. McKenna also caused a Friars turnover and lifted two ground balls, while Kennedy assisted on two tallies and spirited one ground ball. The duo are Summit High alumni. Holy Cross is 6-7.
There was some pent-up frustration on the part of the Kenyon offense after a 6-3 loss to Denison earlier in the week, and the Lords took it out on Hiram, with a 17-1 Saturday victory in Hiram, Ohio. Dan Muller (Summit, Jr.), a Pingry grad, scored twice, caused one turnover and brought up two ground balls. Teammate Jack Fraser (Westfield, Soph.) earned credit for causing one turnover and picking up one ground ball. He came out of Seton Hall Prep. Kenyon is 7-6.
Oberlin whistled past DePauw, 20-3, in Greencastle, Ind. on Saturday. Austin Little (Maplewood, Soph.) scored two goals for the Yeomen (5-6). Little is a Columbia High product.
Two goals were also ordered up by Wagner’s Paul DeVita (Westfield, Fr.), although the Seahawks lost, 15-6, to visiting Bryant on Saturday. The Westfield High grad now has six tallies on the season. Wagner is 1-10.
Muhlenberg lost, 14-13, to McDaniel in a Saturday home contest that needed two overtimes to resolve. Michael Carpetto (Westfield, Sr.) scored a Muhlenberg goal and assisted on another. That’s six goals on the season for the St. Joseph’s of Metuchen grad, who also caused a turnover and laid claim to three ground balls. Teammate James Coleman (Madison, Sr.), a Madison High grad, caused two McDaniel turnovers and repossessed two ground balls. The Mules’ Tom Glancy (Short Hills, Jr.) got credit for one ground ball. He’s a Morristown-Beard product. Muhlenberg slid to 6-7.
Lynchburg’s Charlie Oldendorp (Madison, Jr.) scored the game’s final goal in the Hornets’ 20-10 home win over Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday. That’s seven goals on the season for the Madison High alum. Lynchburg is 11-3.
Pete Donnally (Madison, Sr.) scored a goal, his 24th of the season, to help St. Michael’s to an 11-9 upset victory over Adelphi, ranked no. 2 in Division 2, at home on Saturday. Donnally, a Morristown-Beard grad, got Adelphi to twice cough up the ball, and he recovered one ground ball. The no. 11 Purple Knights are 8-2.
Vermont’s Tim Yager (Summit, Soph.) scored a goal in the Catamounts’ 21-11 loss to Albany at home on Saturday. The midfielder out of Summit High also won the one faceoff in which he participated and brought up two ground balls. Vermont is 3-9.
Villanova’s Christopher Conroy (Chatham, Jr.) caused two St. John’s turnovers and scooped up one ground ball as the Wildcats defeated the Red Storm, 13-11, in Jamaica, N.Y. on Saturday. Conroy is a Chatham High grad. Villanova is 5-6.
Arcadia defender Francis Eluwa (Maplewood, Soph.) rounded up three ground balls in a 12-6 loss to De Sales in Glenside, Pa. on Saturday. The Columbia High grad and his teammates are 4-5.
Ian Boldt (Millburn, Jr.) assisted on a goal in Colby’s 11-8 loss to Williams in Waterville, Maine on Saturday. The Lawrenceville School grad also forced a pair of Williams turnovers. Teammate Christian Kelso (Summit, Sr.) caused a turnover and lifted a ground ball. He prepped at Choate Rosemary Hall. The Mules dropped to 5-7.
Marc Zolchonock (Livingston, Jr.) got credit for two ground balls in Kean’s 22-8 thrashing of Mount St. Mary (N.Y.) in Union on Saturday. The Livingston High grad and the Cougars are 13-1.
Navy’s Jules Godino (Summit, Fr.) got his first taste of the on-the-field conflict with Army, and revenge will be on the mind of the Summit High grad and his fellow Middies after Saturday’s 14-7 defeat in Annapolis, Md. Godino got credit for bringing up one ground ball. Navy is 3-9.
Tim Werner (Westfield, Jr.) got into the act with a goal as Washington & Lee trounced Randolph, 27-6, in Lexington, Va. on Saturday. That was the fourth goal of the season for Werner, who prepped at St. Anne’s-Belfield, before moving onto the next level. The Generals own an 11-2 record.
Skidmore’s Kevin Mulvey (Westfield, Fr.) scored a goal in a 15-8 loss to Clarkson in Potsdam, N.Y. on Sunday. Mulvey plied his trade for The Taft School before reaching the college ranks. The Thoroughbreds slowed to 4-8 on the season.
Joe Cordrey (Summit, Sr.) forced a turnover and lifted two ground balls as Union defeated Rensselaer Poly, 11-10, in overtime in Troy, N.Y. on Saturday. Cordrey is a Summit High product. The winning Dutchmen are 6-5.
Stevens Tech knocked off Utica, 17-7, in Hoboken on Saturday. Jeff Wyckoff (Summit, Fr.) won six of 12 faceoffs and took two ground balls. Teammate Sean Scrudato (Westfield, Jr.) got his stick on one ground ball. Wyckoff brought his game to Hoboken from Summit High, while Scrudato came out of Westfield High. The Ducks are 9-2.
Mac Nestler (Chatham, Jr.) minded the cage for 39 minutes of Widener’s 15-1 defeat of Lycoming on Saturday in Williamsport, Pa. The Chatham High grad thwarted five shots on goal, with just one getting past him. The Pride, ranked 18th in Division 3, are 9-3.
Denison is gliding along undefeated at 11-0 after Sunday's 21-12 triumph over Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio. Lizzy Pellicane (Short Hills, Fr.) treated the Big Red to three goals and two assists. Each of her goals was unassisted. The Morristown-Beard product also caused one opposition turnover and retrieved one ground ball.
Susquehanna remained perfect on the season with a 12-2 thumping of Scranton in Selinsgrove, Pa. on Saturday. Emma Ehler (Chatham, Jr.) treated the winning side to four goals, while teammate Meredith Crane (Maplewood, Soph.) guided two balls into the goal. Crane, formerly of Columbia High, also got credit for two assists and one ground ball. Ehler, a Chatham High grad, registered three draw controls, along with one caused turnover and one ground ball. Susquehanna is 12-0.
Megan Leonhard (Summit, Sr.) scored two goals to help Trinity (Conn.) to a 10-9 victory over Middlebury in Hartford, Conn. on Saturday in a showdown of undefeated teams. Leonhard, who prepped at St. George’s in Rhode Island, also got credit for three draw controls, three ground balls and one caused turnover. The Bantams are 11-0.
Elsewhere in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, Amherst beat Tufts, 6-5, in Medford, Mass. on Saturday. Less than a minute remained on the game clock when Amherst Hillary Densen (Summit, Sr.) found a teammate with a long pass in open field that soon thereafter resulted in the winning goal. Densen prepped at Pingry. The Lord Jeffs improved to 7-4 with the win.
In other NESCAC action, Bowdoin handed Wesleyan a 9-4 defeat. The losing side got two ground balls, a draw control and one caused turnover courtesy of Emily Gretsky (Westfield, Fr.), a Westfield High alum. The Cardinals fell to 4-8.
Liberty won a couple of close ones on the road with Kristen Masullo (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) in the cage. The keeper out of Gov. Livingston High stopped four shots in Friday's 7-6 win over Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C. She had more action on Sunday, when the Flames prevailed, 12-11, in two overtimes over Winthrop in Rock Hill, S.C. She thwarted 11 shots on goal. Liberty evened their season mark at 8-8 with the victories.
Cornell defeated Brown, 9-7, in Ithaca, N.Y. on Friday, with the Big Red's Brittany Marriott (Chatham, Fr.) earning credit for causing two Brown turnovers and lifting two ground balls. Marriott is a starting defender out of Chatham High. Cornell is 7-4.
Colgate's Kate Sheridan (Westfield, Sr.) worked out a goal and an assist in the Raiders' 12-6 loss to Navy in Annapolis, Md. on Saturday. Sheridan, an Oak Knoll product, also caused a Navy turnover and grabbed one ground ball. Colgate is 7-7.
Kelly Buechel (South Orange, Sr.) scored a Columbia goal in the Lions' 13-12 loss to Yale in Oceanside, N.Y. on Saturday. The Columbia High grad also managed one draw control, one ground ball and one caused turnover. Teammate Kate Murphy (Chatham, Fr.) got credit for two draw controls and a ground ball. She's a Chatham High grad. The loss leaves Columbia at 2-10.
Dartmouth got edged, 8-7, by Penn in Philadelphia on Friday. The Big Green (8-5) did benefit from two goals tossed in by Jaclyn Leto (Chatham, Fr.). The Chatham High alum also got credit for one draw control. Teammate Frances Bird (Summit, Soph.) also was good for one draw control. She's a midfielder out of Kent Place.
Kate Martino (Summit, Fr.) earned credit for an assist in North Carolina's 16-4 drubbing of Jacksonville in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Friday. That's the second goal set up this season by the Summit High grad. The no. 3 Tar Heels are 12-2.
Paige McKenna (Chatham, Jr.) got credit for causing one Ursinus turnover and gathering two ground balls in Gettysburg's 13-3 thrashing of Ursinus at home on Saturday. McKenna, a Chatham High alum, and the Bullets are 12-1.
When Katie Leto (Chatham, Sr.) scored late in the first half on Saturday in Easton, Pa., the scoreboard read Lafayette 6, American 1. So far, so good. With 25:02 left to play in the game, American had rallied to go ahead, 8-6. American eventually won, 15-11, even after Lafayette had stormed back to take a 10-8 lead. The Leopards are 8-7 after the loss.
Seventh-ranked Penn State escaped with a 14-12 victory over unranked Ohio State on Sunday in State College, Pa. Evan Foulsham (Madison, Jr.) controlled two draws in furtherance of the Nittany Lions' cause. Penn State is 9-4.
William Smith College experienced mixed results over the weekend. In Friday's 8-7 loss to St. Lawrence in Canton, N.Y., Abbie West (Summit, Soph.) scored one goal for the Herons and had a team-high three draw controls. Two ground balls also rolled her way. Saturday found the Herons taking matters out on Clarkson, with a 17-6 victory in Potsdam, N.Y. West, an Oak Knoll product, scored two goals here. Teammate Taylor Anderson (Westfield, Soph.), a Westfield High grad, controlled two draws as the Herons improved to 7-4.
Maggie Richardson (Maplewood, Soph.) provided a modicum of relief for Presbyterian in a 21-8 loss to Longwood in Clinton, S.C. on Sunday. The defender out of Columbia High scored a goal and controlled two draws as the Blue Hose sagged to 2-14.
Melissa Carelli (Maplewood, Jr.) scored a goal to help Massachusetts to a 14-7 victory over St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia on Sunday. Hallie Pickard (Short Hills, Soph.) of St. Joe’s answered with a goal on a free position shot. Carelli is a Columbia High grad, while Pickard came out of Millburn High. UMass improved to 13-2, while St. Joe’s tailed off to 8-6.
Ginevra Czech (Maplewood, Jr.) scored a goal for Rollins in a 19-3 Tars win over McKendree in Lebanon, Ill. on Sunday. A defender out of Columbia High, Czech wrangled one ground ball as Rollins, ranked fifth in Division 2, improved to 12-1.
Washington & Lee ended up on the wrong side of a 14-7 verdict to Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. on Sunday. Caroline Kingsbery (Short Hills, Sr.) of Washington & Lee (5-8) was credited with two ground balls and one draw control, and teammate Amelia Murcott (Madison, Fr.) was cited for one ground ball and one draw control. Kingsbery is a Kent Place grad, with Murcott having prepped at Madison High.
Consecutive rounds of 77 got Fordham’s Ben Alcorn (Chatham, Soph.) a share of 18th place in the New England Division 1 Championships at Newport National in Middletown, R.I. His aggregate 154 left the Chatham High grad 10 strokes over par and 15 in back of medalist Zack Zuback of Connecticut.
Wagner’s Matt Kraus (Livingston, Fr.) tied for 44th place in the 63-man field of the Manor Intercollegiate at Manor Resort in Farmville, Va. Kraus, a Montclair Kimberley grad, shot rounds of 78, 80 and 78 to finish the event 20 strokes over par and 22 behind medalist Dylan Jensen of Longwood.