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MARCH 17, 2008


WILKES-BARRE -- The King's College baseball team committed three costly errors that led to four unearned runs as the Monarchs dropped a 10-7 decision to Arcadia University Monday at Betzler Fields.

With the loss, King's slipped to 5-6 overall and 1-2 in Freedom Conference play. Arcadia, meanwhile improved to 4-9-1 and 2-1 in league games.

King's took a 2-0 first inning lead when J.R. Graver reached base on an infield single and Matt Livoy followed with a two-run home run over the left field fence. Arcadia would counter and took a 4-1 lead after two innings. After neither team scored in the third, Arcadia took advantage of two King's errors in the fourth to plate four runs.

The Monarchs cut the lead to 8-4 in the fifth when Matt Unger singles and Sean Rooney followed with a two-run home run. King's added another run in the seventh when Unger singled and later scored from third on an infield out off the bat of Matt Colgan. In the eight, Arcadia would add two more runs, thanks in part to King's third error of the game to build a 10-5 lead.

King's attempted to come back in the ninth when Rooney, Colgan, and Matt Feci hit three straight singles to load the bases. Graver would bring home a run with a single before Matt Livoy's two-out sacrifice fly cut the lead to 10-7. The Monarchs would get no closer however as an infield pop-out ended the game.

Rooney paced King's 13-hit attack by going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Livoy was 2-for-4 with one run and three RBI. Unger was 2-for-4 with two runs while Graver ended the day 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI. Jon Venarchick, Gracjan Kraszewski, Colgan, and Feci added one hit each.

Monarch starter Joe Jenkins took the loss, allowing four runs on six hits in one and two-thirds innings. Aaron Deroba also went one and two-third innings, allowing four unearned runs on four hits. J.T Levonick lasted three and two-thirds, allowing two earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts. Mark Yankowski pitched one scoreless inning in relief.

King's will next host Susquehanna University Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at Betzler Fields.



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