SCRANTON -- Host Marywood University plated
11 runs in the opening inning but needed two in the sixth and
two more in the eighth to hold off visiting King's College 17-13
in non-conference baseball action Wednesday afternoon in
Marywood improved to 10-8 while King's slipped to 10-12 in a
game that was called in the bottom of the eighth due to
King's opened the scoring with a four-run top half but the
Pacers responded by batting around in the bottom half of the
inning and would plate 11 runs, nine of which came before the
Monarchs could record an out. King's would not give up,
however, and responded with four more in the second and two in
the third to cut the Marywood lead to 11-10. After using two
pitchers and getting only one out in the first, King's would get
some consistency out of reliever Ryan Tychinski who pitched 3.2
innings and allowed two runs on four hits while striking out
Marywood starter Stefano Curto was also roughed-up as the
Monarchs belted 12 hits and plated 10-runs on the freshman over
three innings. Alex Magid picked up the win on the mound for
the Pacers after a solid relief effort, going five innings while
allowing two earned runs on seven hits.
King's was led by Jon Venarchick who finished the game 5-for-6
and scored five runs. Matt Unger was 2-for-2 with a double and
four RBI while Pat McGlynn went 3-5 with two doubles and four
RBI. J.R. Graver was 3-for-6 with a double and scored two runs
while Sean Rooney was 1-for-5 with two RBI. Gracjan Kraszewski
was 2-for-3 with a RBI double to aid King's 19-hit attack.
Chris Shewack led the Pacers' offense with a 4-6, 5-RBI
performance. Shewack's standout day at the plate was
highlighted by a bases-clearing three-run blast over the
right-center fence in his second at-bat of the first inning.
Mike Castellano was 3-4 with an RBI and three runs scored,
while Patrick Diskin was 2-3 with three runs scored as well as
Marywood registered 18 hits.