COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Fisch’s Single Rallies Royals

April 1, 2019

North Pocono graduate Matt Fisch’s two-out single scored Valley View graduate Brandon Peters with the winning run as the University of Scranton baseball team rallied past Catholic University, 7-6, in a Landmark Conference game in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.

Fisch’s hit capped a three-run comeback by the Royals and enabled them to take two out of three games from the defending conference champion Cardinals.

Josh Lydon worked around a leadoff error in the bottom of the ninth to retire the next three hitters and close out the win.

Ryan Heiser, who pitched a scoreless eighth, earned his first collegiate victory.

Connor Harding and Chris Wagner had two hits apiece to lead Scranton. One of Wagner’s hits was a two-run home run. Ian McIntosh finished with three RBIs.

Lackawanna 21, SUNY-Ulster 7

At Scranton, Lackawanna College opened its home schedule in a big way against SUNY-Ulster.

The Falcons (13-11) scored 21 runs on just nine hits. Three of those hits were home runs: two-run blasts by Marco Morales and Thylar Summerall and a three-run shot by Owen Kiess. Three other hits were doubles by Ryan Cole, Jerry Reinhart and DJ Barry-Staszak.

Cole, Reinhart and Summerall each finished with two hits in the game.

Jacob Rajsigi earned the win, allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts.


At Jessup, Lackawanna College split a nonconference doubleheader with Rowan College-Gloucester County.

In Game One, the Lady Falcons won, 4-2, as North Pocono graduate Alexandria Thoman had two hits, Colleen Cwalina hit a two-run home run, Dunmore graduate Marlena Pegula doubled and Elk Lake graduate Amanda Mowry had a RBI single.

Pegula was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on seven hits in five innings. Mowry worked two scoreless innings to earn the save.

Rowan-Gloucester won the nightcap, 10-2. Amaya Townsend accounted for the Lackawanna offense with a two-run home run. Pegula added two hits.

Marywood 8, Cazenovia 0 (5)

Marywood 11, Cazenovia 6

At Scranton, pitcher Kirstie Alvarez earned a win and a save as Marywood University swept a nonconference doubleheader.

Alvarez tossed a five-inning, two-hit shutout with one walk and seven strikeouts in the opener. She then got the final five outs of the nightcap to save the win for Katie Siano.

Annie Heyen was 3 for 3 with three RBIs in the opener for Marywood. Jackie Burke added two hits and Hailey Rapisardi had a

two-run single.

Rapisardi had two hits and three RBIs in Game Two for the Pacers (7-11). Hannah Docalovich had two hits and two RBIs. Sierra Mulgrew also had two hits and scored three times. Megan Gaeb chipped in two RBIs.

Women’s lacrosse

At Scranton, Molly Yelencsics and Zoe Simeone each scored four goals as Marywood University defeated King’s College, 17-7.

Simeone also had an assist to finish with five points. Gina Babcock (3 goals, 1 assist) and Gwyneth Gleason (2,2) added four-point efforts for the Pacers (6-4).

Men’s tennis

At Towson, Maryland, Goucher College defeated the University of Scranton, 7-2, in a rematch of last year’s Landmark Conference championship, also won by the Gophers.

Alexander Ochalski was a straight-set winner at second singles, 6-3, 6-1, and Brian Harkins won, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 4 singles for the Royals (5-5 overall, 1-1 league).

PSU-Abington 9, Marywood 0

King’s 9, Marywood 0

At Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, Marywood University dropped a pair of nonconference matches.

Women’s tennis

At Towson, Maryland, the University of Scranton swept Goucher College, 9-0, in a Landmark Conference match.

Dunmore graduate Nastashia DeNunzio, Scranton Prep graduate Emilia Jakubek, Marissa Campo and Emily Kelly all posted singles and doubles wins for the Royals (6-5, 2-0).

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