Digest: Calvert Hall baseball rallies for 9-8 win over nationally ranked Don Bosco

Salisbury secures 17th straight winning season on diamond

April 02, 2012|Sports Digest

Varsity baseball

Calvert Hall rallies for 9-8 win over nationally ranked Don Bosco

The Calvert Hall baseball team, ranked No. 1 in The Baltimore Sun poll, scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat visiting Don Bosco (N.J.) — No. 4 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 poll — 9-8, on Sunday. Manny Rodriguez and Ron Farley had two RBIs each for the Cardinals, who had 11 hits in the game. Garrett Walther pitched three innings and struck out four for Calvert Hall, giving up four earned runs on eight hits. The Cardinals trailed 5-1 after 31/2 innings but scored eight times in the final four frames to pull off the upset. Three players had two hits for Calvert Hall — Farley, Zach Rowe and captain Lee Lipinski.

College baseball

Salisbury secures 17th straight winning season

Sophomore Ken O'Neill led four Salisbury baseball players with at least two hits, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored, and senior Devin Gardner pitched four innings of shutout relief as the host Sea Gulls defeated Immaculata, 7-2. Salisbury (20-4), ranked fifth in Division III, scored three runs in the third and two each in the sixth and seventh innings to ensure its 17th consecutive winning season and 12th under coach Doug Fleetwood. O'Neill had three singles and picked up his eighth and ninth stolen bases of the season, while Bill Root, Chris Connor and Kyle Hayman finished with two hits apiece. Hayman had a double, scored twice and knocked one run in. Connor also scored two runs and had one RBI and Root recorded a run and an RBI on the day. Gardner (4-1) earned the win in relief of starter Brett Collacchi, who went the first three innings against Immaculata (8-12). The Sea Gulls head across town to face the the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds —an affiliate of the Orioles — in an exhibition game at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Division I: Brett Koehler combined with Jay McCarthy and John Farrell to pitch a six-hitter as host William and Mary (19-11, 7-5) posted an 8-2 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Towson (13-14, 7-5) in the deciding game of their three-game weekend series. The Tribe broke open a tight game in the bottom of the eighth inning, scoring five runs to grab an 8-2 lead. ... Senior Brian Klukowicz went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, but UMBC (7-16) fell, 5-2, at Longwood (15-14) to finish a three-game sweep. Klukowicz hit .600 (6-for-10) in the three-game series, connecting for two doubles and scoring two runs. ... UMES (5-22, 4-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) earned its first road weekend series sweep since 2008 with an 8-3 defeat of Coppin State (0-25, 0-5).

College softball

Christiansen's blast in 8th lifts Mount to 3-1 victory

Liz Christiansen smacked a two-run homer in the eighth inning to power Mount St. Mary's (9-22, 3-5) past Central Connecticut State, 3-1, in the first game of a Northeast Conference softball doubleheader. The Blue Devils (19-11, 1-3) won the nightcap, 9-2. Christiansen's homer was the redshirt junior's second of the weekend and the 21st of her career. Nicole Pagano allowed one run on four hits with nine strikeouts in the opener to become the eighth career 20-game winner in program history. Cat Clifford added two hits, including a solo home run and two runs scored for the Mount, while Maria Santiago posted two hits and a run scored in the first game.

More results: UMBC sophomore Caitlin Chance laid down a squeeze bunt with no outs in the bottom of the seventh, and senior Katrina Gaar raced home from third as the Retrievers (17-15) scored two runs in the inning to earn a 4-3 walk-off victory and a doubleheader split with visiting St.Peter's (3-22) after dropping the first game, 8-3. ... Host Maryland fell to Virginia Tech, 5-1, in the finale of a three-game series. Kathy McLaughlin and Nikki Maier each notched three hits to help Maryland (18-14, 0-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) outhit the Hokies, but Virginia Tech (27-12, 6-2) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first and didn't look back. ... Georgia State (23-11, 3-3 CAA) scored four times in the bottom of the first to defeat Towson, 4-0. Freshman shortstop Hailey Balk led the Tigers (15-17, 2-4) with three hits in the contest. ... Senior Paige Arnold went 2-for-3 with two triples and two runs batted in and also picked up the victory on the mound, leading host Coppin State to a 9-1 victory over UMES. With the victory, the Eagles (12-14, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) completed a three-game sweep of the Hawks (0-22, 0-6). Arnold pitched five innings on the mound, allowing two hits and no earned runs, and striking out six. Coppin State also received two hits and two RBIs from Nicole Boggs.

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