MARCH 16, 2008
KING'S BASEBALL TEAM SPLITS WITH ARCADIA
-- The King's College baseball team opened Freedom Conference play
with a doubleheader split with host Arcadia University Sunday in
Arcadia won the first game 8-1 before the Monarchs took the nightcap
6-4. With the split, King's stands at 5-5 overall and 1-1 in league
play. Arcadia is 3-9-1 and 1-1.
In the second game, the Monarchs trailed 2-0 after the top half of
the second inning, but took advantage of an Arcadia error to score
two runs in the bottom half of the frame.
King's scored three runs in the third inning on the strength of RBI
singles from Pat McGlynn and Gracjan Kraszewski, along with another
The Monarchs would up the lead to -3 with their final run in the
fifth inning when Kraszewski singled and cored on a base hit by Matt
Dan Jenkins picked up the pitching win for King's, scattering nine
hits over seven complete innings. Jenksins struck out six batters,
allowed one walk and yielded three earned runs.
In the opener, the Monarchs managed just two hits, both singles from
Jon Venarchick and Matt Colgan. Colgan drove in King's lone turn in
the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly, driving in Matt Livoy who had
walked earlier in the inning.
Starting pitcher Eric Matula took the loss for King's, allowing
three earned runs with five strikeouts in two-and-two-thirds
The teams will conclude their three-game series Monday at 3:30 p.m.
with a single game at King's Betzler Fields.