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APRIL 11, 2008


CENTER VALLEY -- Host DeSales University broke open a 7-7 tie with three runs in the sixth as the host Bulldogs posted a 10-7 victory over King's College in a Freedom Conference baseball game Friday in Center Valley.

With the win, DeSales improved to 13-13 overall and 6-4 in Freedom play. King's slipped to 10-13 and 5-8 in league games.

King's score one run in the first and two in the second to take a 3-1 lead. In their first at-bats, Matt Feci walked and later scored on an infield grounder by Matt Livoy. In the second, Gracjan Kraszewski doubled and Matt Colgan reached base on an error. The pair would eventually score later on another DeSales error.

After DeSales scored five runs in the bottom half of the seocnd to take a 5-3 lead, the Monarchs knotted the score at 5-5 with two more runs in the third. Livoy tripled and score on a single by Matt Colgan before Eric Matula ripped an RBI double.

DeSales, however, would score one run in the third to take a 6-5 lead.

The Monarchs would plate two more run sin the fifth to take a 7-6 lead when Pat McGlynn and Kraszewski posted back-to-bck singles. Matula would loft a sacrifice fly, followed by an RBI single form J.R. Graver.

In the bottom of the sixth, DeSales would score three runs, thanks in part by two King's errors to take a 10-7 lead. Neither team would score for the remainder of the game.
Kraszewski led King's by going 3-for-5 with two runs while Matula, Feci, and Livoy added two hits each. John McNichol took the loss in relief of starter Dan Jenkins.

Weather pending, the teams are slated to play a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader at King's Saturday at King's Betzler Fields.





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