LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Wilkes Baseball Bests Eastern
Noah Durnin helped power Wilkes to an 8-2 win over Eastern on Wednesday in MAC baseball play. He tossed seven innings and struck out five.
Wilkes improved to 3-3 in MAC play and 6-10 overall.
Jack Fischer was 4 for 4 at the plate with three runs scored and two RBIs. Brandon Reno was 3 for 5 with four RBIs.
Marywood 11, King’s 10
King’s senior Dan Hartson had four hits, including the 100th of his career in a loss to host Marywood.
The Monarchs fell behind by six runs early, but tied the game in the ninth before Jake Schuster hit a walk-off single for the Pacers.
Matt Dobeck added four hits in the loss.
Wilkes took a pair of games against visiting Lycoming, winning the first game, 8-1, and the second, 8-7 in ten innings.
With the sweep, Wilkes improves to 12-7 overall.
Britny Jumalon was 3 for 5, including the game-tying two-run triple in the tenth.
Misericordia powered to a 20-9 win at Mangelsdorf Field.
Amy Roth led the way with five goals and three assists. Kelly Quinlivan had four goals and one assist, while Kristen Ritter, Katie Reilly and Lexee Willey each had two goals.
Visiting King’s had seven players score Wednesday in a 12-4 victory over Immaculata.
Jared Gambino had three goals and an assist, Alec Martin had three goals, Michael O’Brien had two goals and two assists and Brett O’Neill had a goal and an assist for the Monarchs.
Susquehanna 14, Misericordia 11
At Susquehanna, the visiting Cougars had a 59-43 advantage in shots, but fell to host Susquehanna.
Pat Luzzi led the Cougars with six goals and two assists, and Nick Torzilli added two goals and an assist.
Wilkes was swept by No. 13 Arcadia by scores of 25-13, 25-25 and 25-19 at the Marts Center on Wednesday.
Kyle Price and Daniel Sales closed out their careers in the Marts Center and were honored before the match. Price finished with a team-high eight digs, while Sales had 24 assists and six digs.
Jones Mensah had 11 kills.
Misericordia 3, Eastern 0
At the Anderson Center, Ryan Miller and Brian Ross led the Cougars with 12 kills, while Billy Murphy had six blocks.
The win clinched a MAC postseason berth.
Johnny Plouffe shot an 86 to lead Misericordia in losses to Delaware Valley (359-372) and DeSales (335-372) in the season opener at Brookside Country Club in Allentown.
The Wilkes-Barre Breakers brought their spring record to 4-0 in defeating the Philadelphia Hibernians, 48-12, on Saturday.
John Van, Jeffrey Klinges and Stevie Ray Turner led early scoring while Nico DeSabitino, Mike Appleman and Ralphael Verdetto ran in late tries.
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