Keystone Claims Series Advantage
Dakota McFadden had a double, a home run and four RBIs to lead Keystone College to a 6-1 win over Cairn University in the first game of the Colonial States Athletic Conference best-of-3 championship baseball series Friday.
Game 2 of the series will be today at noon at La Plume.
Cairn led, 1-0, through five innings but the Giants (24-14) scored three runs in the sixth on RBI doubles by McFadden and Ronald Medina and then added three more runs in the seventh on a three-run homer by McFadden. Jared Rowley struck out 10 in 7⅔ innings to earn the victory.
Lackawanna 6, Mercer 3
Lackawanna 10, Morris 4
At West Windsor, New Jersey, Lackawanna College posted a pair of victories to advance to the Region XIX Division II championship.
DJ Berry-Staszak had three hits, a run and an RBI for Lackawanna against Mercer and Colin Weinert had two hits with a run and an RBI.
Berry-Staszak also had three hits in the second game with four runs and an RBI and David Williams had two hits, including a home run.
Lackawanna will play today at 1:30 p.m. A win will give the Falcons the championship and a loss will force
a deciding game Sunday at
Susquehanna 6, Scranton 5
At Scranton, Anthony Dombrowski had a double, a triple and a home run and two RBIs to lead Susquehanna University to a win in
the Landmark Conference semifinals.
Dombrowski and Nick Berger homered in the fifth inning for Susquehanna to tie the game at 4-4. Ben Burman and Steve Lorenz then had RBI singles in the seventh to give the River Hawks the lead.
Kevin Haag and Valley View graduate Brandon Peters homered for Scranton (17-21), which will play
an elimination game today at 11 a.m.
Katelyn Blando had three hits and two RBIs to lead Virginia Wesleyan to a 7-2 win over the University of Scranton in the first round of
the NCAA Division III
The Marlins took a 2-0 lead in the third inning and broke the game open with five runs over the fourth and fifth innings.
Allie Hotchkiss homered for Scranton (32-14) and Heather Alich doubled. Scranton will play an elimination game today at noon against Manhattanville in Virginia Beach.