Ben Faso homered for La Salle


La Salle 6, Charleston Southern 3: Senior Ben Faso crushed a three-run shot in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie and the Explorers never looked back. Junior Matt Holt matched his career high with eight strikeouts, tossing six innings and surrendering just one run. The win marks the first time La Salle has won their season opener since 2015.

Pitt 7, Villanova 2: Sophomore Chris Rotondo collected three hits and was a homer shy of the cycle for the Wildcats. Junior John Heilenbach hit his first career homer with a solo blast in the fourth. Senior Jonathan Rosero tossed four innings of 'Nova, surrendering four runs on four hits, eight walks, and a wild pitch.

VMI 9, Saint Joseph's 3: Sophmore Brendan Hueth and junior James McConnon collected three hits each in the loss. Freshman Andrew Cossetti, making his collegiate debut, accounted for a pair of hits and drove in two runs. Sophomore Cole Stetzar took the loss, surrendering six runs - three earned - over five innings.

Saint Joseph's 4, UNC-Wilmington 2: McConnon collected two more hits while senior Jake Meyers pieced together a stellar performance, tossing six scoreless innings while surrendering just five hits. He struck out three. The win snapped UNCW's streak of ten straight opening day victories.

Neumann 5, Methodist 4: Sophomore Zach Ray collected three hits and drove in a pair while seniors John Lindeborn and Curt Yenchik each chipped in with two hits apiece. Freshman Nick Glebocki - making his collegiate debut - surrendered two runs over 6 1/3 innings. He collected four strikeouts and the victory.

Methodist 5, Neumann 4: Sophomore Tyler Ramos and juniors Danny Padilla and Andrew La Rosa combined for six of the Knights' eight hits in the nightcap. Junior Jose Cruz took the loss, surrendering five runs - two earned - over five innings.

Cabrini 6, Catholic 3: Sophomore Andrew Corso surrendered two runs on three hits over 4 1/3 innings. Junior Henry Peguero finished with two hits, including a double and an RBI. Junior Juan Familia laced a two-run double for the Cavs in the sixth. Sophomore Mack Mckisson went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Cabrini 6, Catholic 3: Junior Drew Jackson tossed four innings of three-hit ball and allowed two earned runs in the nightcap for the Cavs. Junior Tyler Norris led the offense with two hits, an RBI and two stolen bases. Junior Joe Aurite drove in a pair with a double in the sixth.

Salisbury 5, Immaculata 2: Senior Billy Manzo pitched well, tossing five innings while allowing just one run. Junior Tyler Kmiec was the offensive standout for the Mighty Macs with two hits and a run scored.

Guilford 3, Penn State Abington 2: Junior Stevie Stevenson drew four walks in the contest while sophomore Ryan McCarty and senior Tyler DiPatri each collected doubles in the losing effort. Sophomore Patrick McDonald surrendered two runs on four hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Gallaudet 21, Valley Forge 3: Senior Waldo Odens Jr. collected two hits and an RBI. Freshman Jesus Aguiar surrendered eight runs on nine hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings.

Gallaudet 12, Valley Forge 3: Senior James Jackson led the offense for the VF with senior Cody Rak driving in a pair of runs in the losing effort. Sophomore Zachary Nunnery gave up ten runs on nine hits and six walks over 4 1/3 innings.
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