Hopkins wins, 9-4, in NCAA baseball regional

Salisbury bounces back with 9-2 victory over Bridgewater

May 21, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

Lee Bolyard's two-out, two-run single in a three-run sixth inning broke a tie score and propelled top-ranked and top-seeded Johns Hopkins to a 9-4 victory over Keystone in the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic baseball regional Thursday in Trenton, N.J.

Hopkins (41-4), which scored five unearned runs, will play at 4:30 p.m. today in the winners' bracket against the winner of the game between second-seeded Kean and sixth-seeded Rowan with a chance to tie the school record for victories, set in 2008.

Fifth-seeded and 21st-ranked Keystone (30-8), which led 3-1 after four innings, will play third-seeded Widener in an elimination game at 10 a.m.

Hopkins starter Sam Eagleson improved to 11-0 this season, allowing four runs on six hits in 61/3 innings. The Blue Jays' Brian Youchak had two hits, giving him 32 multi-hit games this season.

Salisbury 9, Bridgewater (Va.) 2: Dustin Herbert gave up two runs on eight hits in 61/3 innings as the second-seeded Sea Gulls bounced back from an opening loss in the NCAA Division III South Regional in Fayetteville, N.C.

Salisbury (28-12) tied the game in the top of the fifth inning on an RBI groundout by senior Chad Wolfe before scoring three runs in the sixth.

Senior Tim Kellinger brought home the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly before senior Mike Celenza delivered a two-out, two-run double.

Salisbury, aiming for its third World Series berth, will play LaGrange at 2:30 p.m. today.

North Carolina A&T 5, Coppin State 3: Marquis Riley drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the second-seeded Aggies (29-24) over the fifth-seeded Eagles (13-32) in the opening game of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Mark Reynoso was 3-for-4 for the Eagles, who will face sixth-seeded UMES in an elimination game at 10a.m. today.

Bethune-Cookman 15, UMES 5: The top-seeded Wildcats (33-20) scored seven runs in the sixth inning to break open a 3-2 game against the Hawks (8-42) in the first round of the MEAC tournament.

Other sports

Women's basketball: Towson announced the addition of four players for next season: point guard Victoria Naylor (Green Valley High/Las Vegas), who spent last season at Garden City Community College in Kansas; point guard Tanisha McTiller (Lincoln Park High/Chicago); forward Dominique Collier (Homestead [Fla.] High), who played last season at Miami Dade CC; and guard-forward Deree Fooks (Woodrow Wilson High/Camden, N.J.).

Softball: Maryland senior third baseman Alex Schultz was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Mid-Atlantic second team.

Football: Perry Hall offensive lineman Eric Michael Moniodis committed to Randolph-Macon.

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