APRIL 23, 2008
KING'S BASEBALL FORGES TIE WITH MISERICORDIA
-- Jon Venarchick's RBI double in the seventh inning propelled the
King's College baseball team to a 7-7 tie with host Misericordia
University Wednesday in Dallas.
The game was halted in the middle of the eighth inning due to
With the tie, King's now stands at 17-17-1, while Misericordia moved
King's took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Venarchick singled,
Pat McGlynnn reached base on a fielder's choice, and Gracjan
Kraszewski smacked a two-run double.
After the Cougars took a 3-2 lead after three innings, King's
responded with four runs in the top of the fourth inning. Sean
Rooney and Dan Jenkins led off the inning with back-to-back walks,
followed by a Cougar error to load the bases. Matt Livoy would
then deliver a two-run single while Venarchick stroked a two-run
double to give the Monarchs a 6-3.
After Misericordia took a7-6 lead with two runs in the bottom half
of the fourth and fifth innings, King's would tie the score in the
Livoy would crack a leadoff triple before Venarchick followed with
an RBI double to tie the score at 7-7.
The game would be called before the completion of the eighth inning
as the teams settled for a tie.
Venarchick finished the game 3-for-4 with three RBI and one run
while Livoy was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI to pace the
Eric Matula was the starting pitcher for King's, going four innings
and allowing five runs, four earned, on seven hits. Ryan Tychinski
pitched one inning, allowing two earned runs on three hits. John
McNichol and Mark Yankowski pitched one scoreless inning each.
King's will wrap up its Freedom Conference schedule over the weekend
when the Monarchs play a three-game series with first-place
Manhattanville College. King's travels to Purchase, NY for a 4:00
p.m. single game on Friday before returning home to face the
Valiants in a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader Saturday at Betzler Fields.