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MARCH 3, 2008


ORLANDO, FLA -- The King's College baseball team evened its record at 2-2 as the Monarchs posted a doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin Lutheran University at the Orlando Invitational, Orlando, Fla.

King's won the first game 8-3 before capturing the nightcap by s 7-1 margin.

In the opener. King's rode the arm of senior pitcher Matt Livoy who pitched all seven innings, scattering eight hits with seven strikeouts. Gracjan Kraszewski went 2-for-3 with one run and an RBI while Jon Venarchick was 2-for-4 with one run and a triple. Matt Feci was 1-for-4 with three RBI. King's took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning when Venarchick singled and later scored on a base hit by Kraszewski.

King's held a 2-0 led in the sixth, but the Monarchs put the game with a six-run inning. Feci would come through with a three-run single. After Venarchick tripled, Ryan Knowles and Matt Unger delivered RBI singles.

In the second game, King's received a strong performance by freshman Ryan Konopki who picked up the win in his collegiate debut. Konopki pitched five innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on just one hit, He struck out seven batters and walked just two hitters to pick up the win.

Mark Yankowski and Adam Depko pitched one inning of hitless relief as the three King's pitchers combined on a one hitter. Offensively, Livoy was 3-for-3 with two doubles, one triple, and scored three runs. Kraszewski went 3-for-4 with four RBI, including a two-run home run in the seventh inning.





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