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NCAA Division III Super Regional Weekend
« on: May 23, 2019, 11:06:14 PM »

Eight sites, 16 teams.  Winners advance to the Division III College World Series in Cedar Rapids, IA May 31-June 5.

W&J is in Dallas, PA to take on Misericordia University in a best-of-three series.
I'll be at Tambur Field Friday & Saturday to call the action, starting Friday morning at 11:50 am, Saturday at 10:50 am. Game 3 would be approximately 40 minutes after the conclusion of Game 2 Saturday afternoon.

Hear the action on WJPA-AM (1450) and online http://us7.maindigitalstream.com/2418/
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Re: NCAA Division III Super Regional Weekend
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 04:34:08 PM »

Presidential Power Lifts W&J to Game 1 Win
 DALLAS, PA . - Mullen Socha doubled home three runs, capping a five-run eighth inning, as Washington & Jefferson topped Misericordia University, 8-3, in the opening game of the NCAA Division III Super Regional Friday. Socha's drive came after reliever Kyle Melahn hit the first three batters, allowed a run on an infield error and uncorked a wild pitch. The Cougars intentionally walked Dante Dalesandro, the Presidents leadoff hitter, to get to Socha, the team's power leader. And the senior pushed his team-best RBI total to 49 with the flyball double to right-center field. W&J built a 3-0 lead through three innings, Spencer Howell lofting a sacrifice fly in the second, Josh Crummer and James Artale each driving in runs in the third with base hits. Misericordia took advantage of a Howell error to score two unearned runs in the fifth, then got back-to-back doubles off starter Ben Marsico to tie the game in the sixth. Michael Zito came on in relief, getting the final two outs of the frame. Mitchell Taufer (3-0) worked the final three innings, facing just one batter over the minimum, to get the win. Socha and Artale each had two hits. Joey Bolick had a double for the Presidents. Melahn (4-2) took the loss for Misericordia. Marsico (11-1) went 5.1 innings, allowing 1 earned run on six hits and one walk. Ian McCole (11-1) started for the Cougars and was charged with three runs, all earned, on eight hits over his seven innings of work.

W&J is now one win from returning to the NCAA Division III College World Series for the second time in three years. The Presidents will have two chances, if needed, to get that win Saturday. You can hear all the action of the Super Regional on WJPA-AM (1450) and Listen Here! Airtime for Game 2 is 10:50 am Saturday. Game 3, necessary only if Misericordia wins Game 2, would start approximately 40 minutes after Game 2 ends.

Other games (so far):

UMass Boston 5
New England 4

Babson 7
SUNY-Cortland 6

Webster 4
Concordia-Chicago 3

Heibelberg 8
Wooster 5

Johns Hopkins 6
Shenandoah 3

Chapman 11
Concordia Texas 3

Birmingham-Southern 6
Coe 4 (12 innings)
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Re: NCAA Division III Super Regional Weekend
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 09:20:11 PM »

W&J Sweeps Misericordia, Returns to College World Series
 DALLAS, PA -- Washington & Jefferson (37-11) jumped in front 3-0 in the first inning and never trailed as the Presidents completed a sweep of Misericordia, 5-4, to win the Super Regional and earn a berth in the NCAA Division III College World Series. The first four W&J hitters singled to open the game with James Artale and Adam Moore driving in runs. After a sacrifice bunt, Spencer Howell lofted a sac fly to right to put the Presidents up 3-0. The Cougars (35-13) got on the board in the bottom of the inning with the first of three two-out RBI hits in the game. Tyler Holzapfel singled in Parker Abate who had been hit by a pinch. Another hit batter set the table in the second and Kenny Jarema pulled Misericordia to within 3-2 with a two-out single. The teams traded runs in the fouth. Nick Guercio singled with one out for W&J. Dante Dalesandro followed an out later with a double. Guercio scored on a wild pitch. In the bottom half of the inning, Shane Hughes singled. Billy Kerwein lined to third but the ball was dropped for an error. A sacrifice bunt and Sean Boylan's RBI groundout made the score 4-3. The Presidents used Artale and Moore singles and a wild pitch to score the ultimate game-winning run in the seventh. The Cougars got a gift run in the bottom of the eighth. With W&J closer Clay Martin on the mound and two outs, pinch-hitter Santo Guinta popped up in front of the mound. None of the W&J infielders caught the ball with Guinta ending up at second. After a walk and a wild pitch, Jarema singled home the final run of the game. Martin got a grounder to short and two flyballs to centerfield to end the game, spaking a W&J celebration.

Michael Zito (3-1) got the win, allowing just an unearned run and three hits in relief of the starter Nick Drake. Martin pitched the final three innnings, charged with an unearned run on three hits, one of them the Guinta double that landed 35 feet from home plate. Misericordia starter Tom Jacob took the loss, touched up for four runs, all earned, on eight hits of the first four innings. Dalesandro, Artale, Moore and Joey Bolick each had two hits for W&J in winning an eighth-straight post-season game.

The Presidents will find out Sunday their first-round opponent for the College World Series in Cedar Rapids, IA. Only one of the eight Super Regionals needed the third game as UMass-Boston topped New England College, 6-2, in their decisive game. Babson, Chapman, Birmingham-Southern, Webster, Heidelberg, Johns Hopkins and W&J each won two straight games to advance. Action starts Friday with four games at Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The tournament is a two-pool double-elimination format with the pool winners playing in a best-of-three championship series. We'll have all of W&J's College World Series action on WJPA-AM (1450) and Listen Here!
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