LOCAL COLLEGE: Keystone Captures Another CSAC Title
Chris Panzarella had two hits, including a two-run home run, to earn MVP honors as Keystone College captured its 11th straight Colonial States Athletic Conference baseball championship with a 5-2 win over Cairn University on Saturday.
It is the 15th straight conference championship for the Giants (25-14), who earned a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Nathan Hinkley allowed two runs and struck out four in a complete-game effort, earning his fifth win of the season for Keystone. The Giants led, 3-2, before Panzarella’s two-run homer in the seventh pushed the lead to 5-2. Joe Fichera had two hits, including a triple, a run and an RBI for Keystone.
Lackawanna 9, Mercer 2
At West Windsor, New Jersey, Colin Weinert and Thylar Summarell each hit a three-run home run as Lackawanna College captured the Region XIX championship.
Summarell’s homer was part of a four-run third inning as the Falcons (30-14) built a 5-0 lead. Weinert added a three-run shot in the ninth inning and finished with four RBIs.
Grant Powell was named tournment MVP after earning saves in the Falcons’ first two wins Friday.
Catholic 5, Scranton 4
At Scranton, Tyler Shaffer hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning to give Catholic University a win in a Landmark Conference tournament elimination game.
Scranton (17-22) took a 4-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI single by Chris Wagner and a three-run home run by Kevin Johnson. Catholic rallied with three runs in the fifth and tied the game in the ninth when Matt Tesoriero scored on an error.
Connor Harding had four hits, including a triple, and scored a run for the Royals.
Evonne Torres had two home runs and three RBIs as Manhattanville defeated the University of Scranton, 8-5, in a NCAA Division III tournament elimination game.
Lackawanna Trail graduate Mackenzie Duffy singled and drove in two runs for Scranton (32-15) and Jessica Indelicato singled and scored twice.