April 24, 2023 college roundup
Cathedral Prep grad and Gannon freshman Jacob Engel was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Pitcher of the Week. Engel tossed his first career shutout and second straight complete game in a 10-0 win over Clarion. He limited the Golden Eagles to just three singles, walking one, and striking out five. Engel went to a three-ball count on just one batter, the leadoff batter in the top of the seventh, and allowed just one runner to reach second base. Engel has now allowed just one earned run in his last 19 innings while improving to 3-0 and lowering his ERA to 2.87.
PSAC Weekley Awards: Baseball • Softball
• Presidents’ Athletic Conference Players of the Week
• AMCC Players of the Week
GROVE CITY SWEEPS THIEL
Grove City College extended its win streak to nine games by sweeping a Presidents’ Athletic Conference doubleheader Monday afternoon from visiting Thiel, 8-1 and 13-10
In Game One, Grove City jumped out to a 6-0 lead after three innings as junior first baseman Markus Williams drove in four of the six runs.
Sophomore shortstop Luke Vittone drove in sophomore DH Shane Cato with a groundout in the second inning. One inning later, Williams doubled in Saylor and sophomore right fielder Josh Minnich to give Grove City a 6-0 lead.
Kilbane’s groundout in the sixth scored sophomore left fielder Nico Rodriguez (Stafford, Va./Mountain View). Kilbane singled home Vittone in the eighth inning, closing the scoring.
Sophomore pitcher David Leslie earned the win by pitching seven innings. Leslie (5-2) struck out seven and allowed one run.
Kilbane went 5 for 5 with a triple and double in the nightcap to help pace Grove City’s 17-hit attack. Cato, Saylor and Williams all doubled while going 2 for 4. Sophomore left fielder Bryce Tagliatella (Middlebury, Conn./Pomperaug Regional) singled twice.
Senior relief pitcher Noah Cyphert earned his first career win by pitching three innings. He struck out two and allowed two earned runs.
WESTMINSTER SWEEPS GENEVA
Westminster completed a sweep of Geneva by scores of 14-8 and 12-2.
In Game 1, Junior first baseman Jake Dockum went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. Cooper was 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBIs and three runs scored. Junior shortstop Logan Murgenovich finished 2-for-2 with four walks, a double, an RBI, three runs scored, and a stolen base. Carter Chinn and Anthony Perry each had two hits and an RBI. Matthew Randza recorded a season-high four RBIs.
In Game 2, Westminster totaled 14 hits. Murgenovich went 4-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Chinn was 2-for-2 with two doubles, a walk, a hit by pitch, an RBI, and three runs scored. Randza went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored while Cooper was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Junior left-hander Logan Exler improved to 4-1 this season with the complete game win. He allowed two runs (2 earned) on nine hits with a pair of strikeouts. Exler’s 2.11 earned-run average leads the PAC this spring.
GROVE CITY TOPS LA ROCHE
Grove City College s closed its non-conference schedule Monday afternoon by picking up a 17-6 victory over visiting La Roche
Grove City combined 10 hits with six walks over four innings in matching its season high with 17 runs. Senior outfielder Clare Moran helped highlight the outburst with a grand slam in the fourth inning while senior first baseman Janessa Dawson went 3 for 3 with two runs scored and two runs batted in.
Clarion High grad Kaitlyn Constantino earned the win by allowing three earned runs in five innings. She improved to 9-6 while recording her 11th complete game of 2023.
GANNON DROPS DH TO CAL (Pa.)
Gannon fell by scores of 7-3 and 8-3 to Cal.
In Game 1, Cranberry grad Andrea Watson reached all four times she was up with a walk and three hits, including a triple.
Gannon’s Abbey Girman accounted for Gannon’s three runs In Game 2 with her tenth home run of the season.