COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Lackawanna College Headed To NJCAA Division II World Series
Lackawanna College punched its ticket to the NJCAA Division II World Series by defeating Frederick Community College, 14-8, in the third and deciding game of the NJCAA Northeast District baseball championship series Saturday in Frederick, Maryland.
Ryan Cole had three hits, including a three-run home run, for the Falcons (32-15) and was named Northeast District MVP.
Thylar Summarel had a two-run homer and Cole’s three-run shot were both part of a 10-run fourth inning for Lackawanna.
Frederick cut the deficit to 10-7 but Summarell hit another home run in the eighth inning to seal the win.
This is the third time the Falcons have qualified for the World Series. They also went in 2012 and 2013.
The NJCAA Division II World Series is May 25-June 1 at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Oklahoma.
Salve Regina 13, Keystone 1
At Hartford, Conn., Keystone College had its season end with a loss to Salve Regina University in an elimination game in the NCAA Division III Regionals at Trinity College.
Sean O’Malley’s three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning sent the Seahawks (28-17) on their way.
O’Malley finished with four RBI and Zack Smith added three RBI. Dylan Ketch was 4 for 4 with three runs. Madden Ward and Ethan Lounsbury each had two hits and two RBI.
Salve Regina started Will Ginsburg tossed eight shutout innings with one walk and four strikeouts.
Keystone spoiled the shutout in the top of the ninth off reliever Michael Viveiros on a run-scoring fielder’s choice by Chris Hadsall.
Ronald Medina, Johann Paniagua and Abington Heights graduate Nick Carlini each had two hits for the Giants (25-16).
Christopher Newport 3
At Newport News, Virginia, Misericordia University completed a three-game sweep of its NCAA Division III Regional best-of-5 series.
Christopher Newport took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth, but Misericordia rallied for four runs in the top of the sixth. Billy Kerwien tied the game with a two-run single. A pair of bases-loaded hit-batsmen forced home the other two runs.
The Cougars lead the nation in batters hit by pitches with 106.
After closing within 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Christopher Newport put two runners on base wth one out in the bottom of the ninth. But Kyle Melahn retired the final two Captains on a fielder’s choice and a strikeout to save the win for Taylor Price.
It is Melahn’s eighth save of the season, tying his school record.
Misericordia (35-11) advances to next week’s best-of-3 Super Regional against the winner of the Salisbury Regional, either Rowan University of Washington & Jefferson College.
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