April 25, 2023 College Roundup
RHOADES LEADS LA ROCHE
La Roche freshman and Brookville grad Jamison Rhoades tossed a complete game for La Roche in a 6-5 win over Mt. Aloysius.
The Redhawks split the doubleheader, dropping the second game, 11-8. Rhoades allowed five runs on 11 hits in the Game 1 win. The hurler struck out 5 batters, walking only one. Mason Brooks and Nathan Stutz both went 2-for-3 at the plate, with Stutz collecting five RBIs, three coming in on a home run.
Nate Darwin and Stutz both went 3-for-5 in Game 2 for La Roche.
SLIPPERY ROCK FALLS TO ASHLAND
Slippery Rock dropped a 13-7 decision to Ashland. Luke Trueman, Alex Robenolt, Noah Ross, and Joey Purcell all had two hits and an RBI each for The Rock. Robert Herr took the loss, allowing seven runs in three innings.
Cal (Pa.) 4, Salem 3
D’Youville 9, Mansfield 6
Bloomsburg 10, IUP 8
Millersville 5, Wilmington 0
Seton Hill 12, Wheeling 8
IUP SWEEPS CLARION
IUP won by scores of 10-1 and 9-4 against Clarion.
In Game 1, Bella Bucy had a five-inning complete game-opener victory, allowing a single run, four hits, and a walk while fanning a tied for career-high seven batters to claim her 11th win. Elizabeth Kasper was equally filthy, shutting out Clarion over the final 3.2 frames as she struck out a pair en route to giving up two hits for her third pitching win of 2023 in Game 2. Madison Pikula was a jack of all trades on Tuesday, collecting five hits in seven at-bats (.714) while ending up with a two-game cycle in which she ended up at ten total bases via a home run, two doubles, and two singles. Pikula scored on four of those five base knocks and her round-tripper was of the ultra-rare inside-the-park three-RBI variety during the second inning of the first contest.
Carissa Giordano drove in a pair of runs for Clarion in Game 2.
SRU, GANNON SPLIT
Slippery Rock and Gannon split their doubleheader, with Gannon winning Game 1, 4-2, and Slippery Rock winning Game 2, 8-7.
Clarion High grad Jordan Best had a double and knocked in a pair of runs for Gannon in the Game 1 win, while Maggie Lenda got the complete game win, allowing just one earned run on two hits, striking out three.
In Game 2, Aubrey Mansfield’s RBI single in the sixth inning broke a 6-6 tie for SRU. Mansfield finished with two RBIs, while Cami Fisk was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Jules Ryan had three RBIs for Gannon.
EDINBORO SWEEPS MERCYHURST
The Scots took the first game by a final of 12-11 before walking off the Lakers 9-8 in the second game.
Trailing 11-7 in the opener after the top of the fifth, Maura Pasquale started the Edinboro half of the inning with a double. Pasquale would move to third on a Kayla Terwilliger groundout and score on a groundout by Kendra Keyser. Lauren Bush restarted the rally with a single, moving to second on a base hit by Antonia Schaefer. Stephanie Krick singled home Bush and put runners on the corners. Cheyenne Shughart singled home Schaefer and misplay in the outfield left runners on second and third trimming the lead to 11-10. A dropped foul pop-up gave Mackenzie Quider a second chance that she took advantage of doubling home two runs and giving the Scots the lead 12-11 and setting the final.
Mercyhurst scored first when Union City grad Eliza Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the top of the first. Edinboro responded in the bottom of the frame when Morgan Spitler plated Cheyenne Shughart and Mackenzie Quider with a three-run shot of her own.
The Lakers retook the lead in the top of the third scoring seven times to make the score 9-3. The Scots answered again with the long ball as Spitler hit her second of the game, this time a two-run blast to cut the lead to 9-5. Later in the inning, Terwilliger belted a two-run homer of her own to make it 9-7.
In game two, Edinboro found themselves behind 8-6 heading to their last at-bat. Pasquale doubled to start the inning but was erased on a double play. Kendra Keyser singled and went first to third on a Lauren Bush single. Schaefer drew a walk to load the bases and Krick knotted the game with a single through the right side. Shughart ended the game with a walk-off single.
The Lakers struck first with a run in the top of the first. Mercyhurst scored twice more in the third to grab a 3-0 lead. Edinboro hit a pair of sacrifice flys in the bottom of the third to trim the lead to 3-2.
The lead grew to 6-2 with a pair of runs in the fourth. Maddie Fry doubled home a run in the fifth to extend the lead to 7-2.
Krick led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run. Shughart singled and after a foul out, Spitler singled as well. Pasquale connected on an opposite-field 3-run homer to cut the lead to 7-2. Mercyhurst scored in the top of the seventh to set up the Scots’ seventh-inning rally.
ALLEGHENY DROPS DH TO WAYNESBURG
Allegheny fell to Waynesburg by scores of 4-1 and 2-1.
Isabelle Wakefield had both of Allegheny’s hits in Game 1. In Game 2, Cameron Long betlted a solo home run for the Gators.
West Chester 4, Kutztown 3
Kutztown 3, West Chester 0
Shippensburg 3, Mansfield 2
Shippensburg 4, Mansfield 2
East Stroudsburg 7, Bloomsburg 4
Bloomsburg 8, East Stroudsburg 1
Cal (Pa.) 12, Seton Hill 4
Seton HIll 3, Cal (Pa.) 1
Shepherd 9, Millersville 6
Millersville 8, Shepherd 7