Philadelphia College Baseball Daily Digest: March 16


GAMES OF MARCH 16, 2019

La Salle 8, Villanova 7: Ben Faso drove in the game-winning run in the seventh via an RBI-double and finished with two RBIs. Kevin McGowan finished 4-for-5 with an RBI and is hitting .621 (18-for-29) over his last eight contests. Ryan Guckin and Peyton Sorrels finished with three hits each for the Explorers. For the Wildcats, Timothy Lilly hit a pair of homers to become the first Villanova player in 17 years with two multi-homer games in a season. Nick Lorusso also went yard in the losing effort.

Penn 8, Fairleigh Dickinson 4: Tommy Courtney and Craig Larsen each homered and Matt O'Neill finished 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs to pace the Quakers offense. Christian Scafidi tossed six innings, surrendering three runs on six hits. He struck out six.

Penn 18, Fairleigh Dickinson 5: Craig Larsen hit a grand slam in the sixth, and the Quakers overcame a 5-0 deficit to sweep the twin-bill. Larsen finished the game with three hits and four runs scored. Peter Matt and Josh Hood each also drove in four runs in the winning effort.

West Chester 6, Goldey-Beacom 3: Kyle Feaster finished with two hits for the Rams while Jared Melone provided a double and an RBI. Jon Fisher tossed five innings, surrendering one run to secure the win.

Jefferson 10, Salem 5: Timothy Brodhag homered twice and drove in for runs for the Rams while Arturo Figueroa finished 3-for-5. Chase Fike and Efrain Santiago also homered in the win, the first of the season for the Rams.

Jefferson 17, Salem 5: Details not available.

Chestnut Hill 5, Mansfield 3: Eric Gilham finished 3-for-3 and Andrew Dietz drove in a pair in the win. Jerry Mangan tossed two scoreless innings to collect the save.

Chestnut Hill 10, Mansfield 3: Andrew Dietz drove in a pair of runs but also tossed six solid innings, surrendering one unearned run on one hit to secure a doubleheader sweep for the Griffins. Franklin Ramirez paced the offense, driving in three runs.

Immaculata 11, Gettysburg 4: Joey Sacco finished with three hits while Tom Prato also collected three hits and drove in three runs. Tyler Kmiec scored three runs for the Macs in the win.

Alvernia 4, Widener 3: Kade Jones tossed a seven innings complete-game for the Pride, surrendering four runs on six hits. He struck out eight. Matt Samson collected two hits and drove in a pair in the losing effort.

Alvernia 3, Widener 0: Dylan Peiffer tossed 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits for the Pride.

Cabrini 7, Gwynedd Mercy 6: The Cavs scored two runs in walk-off fashion via a Rob Bailey throwing error to win the contest. Brandon Loner homered and finished with three RBIs for Cabrini. Nick Mulvey collected three of the Griffins six hits in the contest.

Cabrini 7, Gwynedd Mercy 6 (13 Inn.): Brian Protesto delivered the winning blow for Cabrini with a walk-off single in the 13th. Chris Santana hit a two-run shot for the Cavs in the ninth to send the game to extras. Mack McKisson doubled in a run in the 11th to again even things up before Protesto's single two innings later. Jason Mulvey finished 4-for-6 in the contest for the Griffins with two RBIs.

Arcadia 5, Messiah 3: The Knights used a three-run seventh highlighted by a Sean Carey two-run homer to collect their first conference win of the season. Carey finished with three RBIs. Jermey Sabathne tossed a complete game, surrendering one earned run while collecting five strikeouts.

Arcadia 6, Messiah 0: Tyler Showers tossed a seven-inning no-hitter for the Knights. He walked one and struck out six. It was the programs second ever no-hitter. He walked one batter and needed just 87 pitches to accomplish the feat.

Valley Forge 20, PSU-Scranton 0: Jagger Blough finished 5-for-5 to lead the Patriots. Cody Rak and James Jackson each contributed four RBIs in the winning effort. The Patriots combined for 22 hits in the contest. Jeffery Espinal collected eight strikeouts.

Valley Forge 21, PSU-Scranton 12: Cody Rak, James Jackson, and Cameron Rivera each collected three RBIs apiece in the win. The two clubs combined to score 26 runs in the fifth and final inning of the contest.

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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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