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Wilkes Baseball Tops Scranton to Finish Season Victorious
SCRANTON, PA – Five Colonels recorded multi-hit games while three pitchers combined to limit the University of Scranton offense as the Wilkes University baseball team concluded the 2019 season with a 6-4 non-conference victory over the Royals Tuesday night at Volpe Field.
Wilkes finished the season with a 16-20 overall record while Scranton fell to 14-19. It was the first win for the Colonels against Scranton since the 2016 season.
Matt Reinert (Telford, PA/Souderton) opened the scoring in the game with a run-scoring single in the top of the first inning. Nicholas Capozzi (Syracuse, NY/Christian Brothers Academy) came into score after he singled and moved into scoring position on Brandon Reno's (Hunlock Creek, PA/Northwest Area) base hit.
Scranton tied the game in the bottom of the inning but starter Tony Molitoris (Hanover Twp., PA/Holy Redeemer) worked out of a bases loaded and no outs situation with just the one run scoring. The Royals gained a 2-1 lead with a sacrifice fly following two hits in the second inning.
The Colonels then exploded for four runs to retake the lead in the third inning. Jack Fischer (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley)led off the inning with a walk. Capozzi then singled to move Fischer up to third and Reno singled to bring him across the plate. Reinert then connected on a single to left to bring in Capozzi from second to push Wilkes ahead 3-2. Brady Wing(Syracuse, NY/Jamesville-Dewitt) then laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Reno to third and Reinert to second. Nick Malatesta (Bloomsburg, PA/Bloomsburg) followed with the fourth hit of the inning as he singled to left bring in two more runs.
Scranton picked up a run each in the fifth and sixth innings to pull back within one run at 5-4.
Malatesta knocked in his third run of the game in the eighth with a single to center that scored Reinert who had doubled and moved to third on a groundout by Wing.
JT Hibschman (Millville, NJ/Millville) and Andrew Indzonka (New Windsor, NY/Our Lady of Lourdes) then held Scranton off the scoreboard in the final two home at bats as the Colonels concluded the season with a 6-4 win.
Molitoris improved to 4-1 on the season with the victory against his former team. His fourth victory also tied Noah Durnin(Bath, PA/Northampton) for the team lead. The sophomore allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits, two walks and one strikeout. Hibschman threw 2.1 scoreless innings allowing one hit with three walks and three strikeouts. Indzonka struck out one while not allowing a hit as he threw the final inning to earn his eighth save of the year. His eight saves rank second in Colonels history for saves in a single season.
Five Colonels combined for their 11 hits led by a 3-for-4 day with two RBI's and two runs scored by Reinert. Malatesta finished 2-for-4 with three RBI's. Reno was also 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run as he finished the season with a team-high .412 batting average. Capozzi (2-for-5, 2 runs) and Vinny Bobbin (Schuylkill Haven, PA/Blue Mountain) (2-for-3, one walk) also collected multi-hit games.
CLEVELAND – The Mid-American Conference announced the Academic All-MAC field hockey team on Wednesday. Fourteen Miami field hockey players met the criteria, which led the conference.
To be named Academic All-MAC, a player must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least half of the games this season. First-year Miami students are not eligible.
The following RedHawks made the 2018 Academic All-MAC team:
Leonor Berlie, Sophomore, 3.44, sociology and media and culture
Taylor Curran, Sophomore, 3.73, business
Marie Görner, Junior, 3.21, English: literature and political science
Mariona Heras, R-Senior, 3.36, mechanical engineering
Kendall Hunker, Senior, 3.25, kinesiology
Allie Grace Joyner, Sophomore, 3.79, marketing
Neely Lochmoeller, Sophomore, 3.45, human capital management and leadership
Gabby Luxardo, Junior, 3.68, health policy and administration
Lexie Nugent, Sophomore, 3.97, marketing and strategic communication
Maddie Passarella, Senior, 3.35, kinesiology
Estel Roig, Senior, 3.76, psychology
Lexi Silver, Junior, 3.59, strategic communication and entrepreneurship
Avery Sturm, Senior, 3.42, marketing
Morgan Sturm, Sophomore, 3.94, business