Philly College Baseball Digest: March 20th

Freshman Tatem Levins drove in five runs on the afternoon to pace the La Salle offense in a 19-9 non-conference win on Wednesday over Fairleigh Dickinson at Hank DeVincent Field.

Tatem, along with Ben Faso, Ross Mulhall, and Quentin Brown each homered in the winning effort.

Brown finished with four RBIs, Faso with three.

The win improved the Explorers to 12-8 on the season. The club travels to open the Atlantic-10 conference schedule on Friday with a three-game set against Davidson.

In other Philly D-I action
Saint Joseph's 5, Bucknell 4: Freshman Nate Thomas capped a three-run eighth inning with a two-run blast that proved to be the difference maker. He finished with two of the Hawks' seven hits on the afternoon. Ryan Devine tossed two scoreless innings in relief to secure the save, his third of the season.

Penn 13, Lehigh 2: Five different players collected a pair of RBIs for the Quakers in the effort with Eduardo Malinowski and Matt O'Neill each homering. Freshman Craig Larsen singled in the contest and drove in two runs to extend his hit streak to eight games. Joe Miller tossed six scoreless for the Quakers, notching five strikeouts while scattering four hits.\

In Philly D-II action
Patrick Hohlfeld had a career day on Wednesday, tossing eight innings while collecting a career-high 15 strikeouts in an 8-2 Jefferson win over Goldey-Beacom in the first game of a doubleheader

The sophomore right-hander allowed five baserunners through the first seven innings with four hits before surrendering a pair of runs in the eighth via a triple and single.

The Rams dropped the second game of the twin bill, 18-10. Goldey-Beacom put up a pair of seven-run innings to put the contest out of reach.

Timothy Brodhag continues to swing a hot bat, finishing 4-for-8 on the day with three RBIs. He's hitting .424 on the season with 18 RBIs.

The Rams are back in action on Friday when they travel to Hockessin, Del. for another doubleheader with the Lightning.

Other Philly D-II Scores
Chestnut Hill 3, Felician 1: John Contoudis finished 1-for-5 with a pair of RBIs, and Billy Bethel tossed eight strong innings surrendering one run on eight hits to secure the win. He struck out seven. Will Shaffer picked up the save.

Felician 5, Chestnut Hill 2: Jared Healey picked up two of the Griffins five hits in the contest. Thomas Hughes took the loss, surrendering four runs on seven hits over four innings.

USciences 4, Wilmington 3: Matt McClennen paced the Devils offense with three hits and two RBIs in the win. Ryan Johnson also collected three hits and drove in a run. Andrew Szpindor took the win, despite issuing six walks over 5 1/3 innings. Kris Morgenweck secured the save,

USciences 7, Wilmington 5: Joe Duffy finished 4-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for the Devils. Ryan Johnson collected two hits, drove in a pair, and secured the win on the mound by tossing two scoreless innings in relief.

In Philly D-III action
Swarthmore 4, New Jersey City 3: Holden Bridge and Sam Jacobson each collected two hits for the Garnet in the win. Jacobson also drove in a pair while Charles Levitt finished 1-for-3 with an RBI. Charles Groppe secured the win despite surrendering two runs over four innings while allowing eight hits.

Ursinus 14, Delaware Valley 3: Zakary Zgura drove in two of the three Aggies' runs with a two-run single in the eighth.

Cairn 9, Eastern 5: Caleb Edman finished 2-for-3 to lead the offense. Brett Marks and Alejandro Fernandez each chipped in with two hits apiece. Eric Stinglen recorded the win, tossing three scoreless innings while surrendering just one hit.

Widener 3, Haverford 2: Dylan Morrissette collected three hits for the Pride while Kyle Laing and Dylan Peiffer combined to toss four scoreless innings in relief.

Neumann 8, Penn State Abington 7: Curt Yenchik drove in the winning run with a single in the eighth inning to lift the Knights to the win. John Lindeborn chipped in with two hits and a pair of RBIs. Joe Rizzo finished with three hits for the Nittany Lions. Tyler Dipatri homered and drove in a pair.

Arcadia 16, Scranton 11: The Knights erupted for 20 hits on the day with Bryan Gillen leading the way with a 4-for-5 performance with five RBIs. Dylan Towey and Sean Carew each homered in the winning effort.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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