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APRIL 18, 2008


WILLIAMSPORT -- The King's College baseball team split a doubleheader Friday evening with Penn College of Technology at Bowman Field in Williamsport. With the split, King's stands at 16-15 on the year.

King's won the first game 8-1 but fell 12-4 in the nightcap.

In game one, the Monarchs scored three runs in the first and three more in the third innings to take a 6-0 lead. In the first, Matt Feci doubled and Jon Venarchick followed with an RBI single. After Matt Unger singled, Matt Livoy brought in Venarchik from third on a fielder's choice. Unger would later score on a wild pitch.

In the third, J.R. Graver and Feci drew back-to-back walks and Venarchick loaded the bases when he reached base on a bunt. Unger would then deliver a two-run double. Colgan would then drive in Venarchick with an infield out.

The Monarchs would add two insurance runs in the seventh to close out the scoring.

Rob Bergmann, Venarchick, and Unger led King's with two hits each. Dan Jenkins was the winning pitcher, lasting all seven innings and allowing six hits with six strikeouts.

In the second game King's took a 3-0 first inning lead when Graver walked, stole second, and scored on a base hit from Venarchick. After Unger walked, Gracjan Kraszewski singled in Venarchick while Unger later scored on an error.

In the second inning, Sean Rooney and Graver registered back-to-back singles before Venarchick delivered another RBI single to push the Monarch lead to 4-0.

The score would remain the same until the fifth inning when things went bad for King's as the Wildcats scored nine runs, then added three more in the sixth to take a 12-4 lead.

Venarchick and Kraszewski led King's by going 2-for-4. Aaron Debroba was the losing pitcher in relief of starter J..T. Levonick.  Deroba allowed three earned runs in one-third of an inning. Levonick pitched well until running into trouble the fifth, allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits with seven strikeouts.

The Monarchs will return to the field Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. home doubleheader against Penn State Berks at King's Betzler Fields.





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