Ian Barry (Millburn, Soph.) pitched seven innings of one-hit, no-run ball to lead Denison’s baseball team past Kenyon, 7-1, in Granville, Ohio on Sunday. Barry, who struck out three batters and walked one, faced 24 batters in his stint, just three more than the minimum for that stint. Denison is 25-14.
Rutgers shortstop John Jennings (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) singled twice in three at-bats to help the Scarlet Knights defeat Connecticut, 4-2, in Piscataway on Sunday. He drove in a run in Rutgers’ three-run sixth inning with a single to left field. He also drew a base on balls in a game that saw Rutgers move to 22-25.
Fairfield catcher Keith Skinner (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) laced three singles in as many at-bats to help the Stags and batterymate Mike Wallace (Madison, Fr.) to a 16-3 rout of visiting Iona in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader. Skinner also reached base via a walk, drove in a run and scored twice. Wallace gave up two runs (both earned) in seven innings of seven-hit ball; he struck out four batters and walked four. He’s now 5-3 on the season. Fairfield then won two more from Iona for a series sweep; they are 15-27 on the season.
Moravian’s Joey DiSarno (Berkeley Heights, Soph.) had a 2-for-3 day at the plate as the designated hitter in the Greyhounds’ 8-1 win over Scranton in a Landmark Conference Tournament game in Washington, D.C. on Sunday. Both hits were singles and he drove in one run. Moravian is 23-17.
A Rob Fonseca (Madison, Soph.) single to centerfield drove in the only run of the game in a 1-0 victory by Northeastern over UNC-Wilmington down on Tobacco Road Saturday. The first baseman had a 2-for-4 game with the bat; teammate John Puttress (New Providence, Sr.) was 1-for-3. Wilmington turned the tables with a 9-5 victory on Sunday, but Puttress earned some respect for his arm by throwing out two baserunners in the act of attempting to steal. Offensively, the catcher had a 3-for-4 day at the plate (one double and two singles). Fonseca doubled in the first inning to drive in the Huskies’ first run of the game. Northeastern is 25-20.
Mike Genovese (Livingston, Sr.) went 2-for-3 with the bat, walked once and was hit by a pitch as Seton Hall knocked off host Cincinnati, 9-8, in 10 innings on Friday. Genovese led off the 10th inning with a double and scored the winning run on a two-out single. He also drove in one run. Seton Hall defeated Cincinnati, 14-4, on Sunday to sweep the three-game series. John Beaubien (Livingston, Soph.) delivered a pinch-hit double and came around to score a run. The Pirates returned to South Orange with a 30-16 record.
Joey Graziano (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) threw two and two-thirds innings of scoreless, hitless relief for St. John’s in a 4-2 loss to Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. on Saturday. He struck out two batters and walked one. The Red Storm lost each game of the three-game series and returned north with a 20-30 record.
Fordham’s Cora Ianiro (West Orange, Soph.) went 3-for-4 as the designated hitter in the Rams’ 13-7 victory over Temple in Ambler, Pa. on Sunday in the second game of a doubleheader. Ianiro, who singled three times, drove in a pair of runs and scored once as Fordham improved to 32-20.
Mac Nestler (Chatham, Jr.) made 22 saves in goal, but that still wasn’t enough to provide Widener with a victory in Saturday’s Commonwealth Conference Championship match in Owings Mills, Md. The Pride lost, 9-8, to Stevenson to finish a season in which they went 11-6.
Will Stuhler (Madison, Jr.) got credit for an assist and a ground ball as Castleton State defeated New England College, 17-5, at home on Saturday to win the North Atlantic Conference Championship and secure an NCAA Division 3 Tournament berth. The Spartans (15-3) travel to Nazareth for a first-round game on Wednesday.
Tyler Smith (Madison, Jr.) scored a pair of goals for Salisbury, but the Sea Gulls came down on the wrong side of a 13-11 verdict to St. Mary’s (Md.) in the Capital Athletic Conference Championship game in Salisbury, Md. on Saturday. Just three weeks prior, Salisbury walked all over St. Mary’s, 15-4, on that rival’s turf. Smith also brought up three ground balls for Salisbury (15-4), which now looks forward to a Wednesday engagement at home against Susquehanna in the first round of the NCAA Division 3 playoffs.
Susquehanna advanced with a 6-3 win over the Merchant Marine Academy in the Landmark Conference Championship showdown in Selingsgrove, Pa. on Saturday. Tylere Fritts (Chatham, Sr.) of Susquehanna (12-6) earned an assist and unearthed a ground ball.
Kimberly Abruzzo (Summit, Soph.) scored three goals to help Franklin & Marshall defeat Haverford, 15-7, in a Centennial Conference semifinal tilt in Gettysburg, Pa. on Saturday. She also got credit for two ground balls and one caused turnover. Gettysburg, meanwhile, defeated Washington (Md.), 17-9, on Saturday to set up a title match against the Diplomats on Sunday that went to Gettysburg, 14-11. Paige McKenna (Chatham, Jr.) received credit for one ground ball in the Washington win. Abruzzo had one ground ball in the finale. Both teams now move on to the NCAA Division 3 shindig –
Franklin & Marshall (14-4) hosts Elizabethtown on Wednesday and Gettysburg (18-1) has a date with Rowan at home, also on Wednesday.
Susquehanna won the Landmark Conference Championship with a 16-9 victory over Catholic University in Selinsgrove, Pa. on Saturday. Emma Ehler (Chatham, Jr.) scored two goals and picked up three assists for the Crusaders; she also controlled a pair of draws and brought up four ground balls. Teammate Meredith Crane (Maplewood, Soph.) scored a goal and took control of three ground balls. Susquehanna (17-0) faces Geneseo State in the first round of the NCAA Division 3 Tournament on Wednesday at home.
Trinity (Conn.) won the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship and remained undefeated in the bargain with victories in Hartford over Hamilton, 13-7, on Saturday and Middlebury, 8-7, in overtime on Sunday. Megan Leonhard (Summit, Sr.) scored three goals for Trinity against Hamilton; she also racked up three draw controls, caused three Hamilton turnovers and scooped up one ground ball. Kathryn Maiorano (Chatham, Jr.) put a point on the scoreboard for Hamilton (9-8) with a goal. Leonhard then scored Trinity’s second goal of the game in the Middlebury win. Trinity (17-0) begins NCAA Division 3 tournament play on Wednesday, when they host Montclair State in a first-round contest.
Wagner’s Matt Kraus (Livingston, Fr.) tied for 31st place in the Northeast Conference Championship at the LPGA Legends Course in Daytona Beach, Fla. He shot rounds of 77, 83 and 77 on the par-72 layout for an aggregate 237. His was the lowest score of the five Wagner golfers on the course. LIU’s Josh Waters shot 214 for medal honors.