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MARCH 24, 2002


WILKES-BARRE -- The King's College baseball team dropped a MAC Freedom Conference doubleheader to FDU-Madison Sunday at Betzler Fields, Wilkes-Barre. The Monarchs lost the opening game 4-1, while falling in the nightcap 11-5.

In the first game, FDU pushed across three runs in the third inning on an RBI single by Mike DelVecchio, an infield grounder off the bat of Mike Piccolo, and another run scoring single by Shawn Eickhorst. The Devils extended the

lead to 4-0 in the fifth inning when Piccolo doubled and scored on a single by Eickhorst. King's scored its lone run in the sixth inning when Jon Deroba walked and scored on a base hot by Jeremy Sauers. DelVecchio and Ralph Torrillo were both 2-for-3 at the plate while Eickhorst was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Devil hurler Chris Bartz tossed a two-hitter, striking out nine Monarch batter while walking three. 

In the nightcap, FDU put the game away early with four runs in the second
inning and five runs in the third. Mike Trapani led the assault with a 4-for-5 showing with two doubles and two RBI. Sean O'Brien went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI, while Tom Calistri was 2-for-4.

The Monarchs were paced by Chris Rispoli was 3-for-4, while Kyle Newberry was 2-for-3. Sauers went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run.

King's (4-11-1) will travel to FDU on Monday to complete their MAC Freedom three-game set with the Devils.


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