APRIL 30, 2008
KING'S BASEBALL WRAPS UP SEASON WITH 6-5
WIN OVER SCRANTON
-- The King's college baseball team ended its season on a high note
as the Monarchs posted a 6-5 victory over the University of Scranton
Wednesday at Betzler Fields.
With the win, King's wrapped up its season with an 18-20-1 mark.
Scranton, meanwhile, enters the Landmark Conference playoffs with a
Scranton took a 2-0 lead in its first at-bats when Charles Comprelli
walked and Chris Psihoules and Chris Bligh delivered back-to-back
King's cut the lead to 2-1 in the second inning when Pat McGlynn
singled and later scored on a Scranton error.
The Royals added a run in the third inning when Comprelli singled
and later scored on a base hit by David Giglio.
The Monarchs countered with a run in the bottom half of the third
when Gracjan Kraszewski doubled and scored on another double off the
bat of Matt Unger.
The Monarchs would tie the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning when J.R.
Graver doubled and came home on a single by Matt Livoy. King's took
its first lead of the game in the fifth inning when Pat Harsch
singled and came home on a triple by Matt Colgan. Rob Bergmann then
delivered a run scoring single to give the Monarchs a 5-3 lead.
Scranton would cut the lead to 5-4 in the sixth inning when Chris
Bligh doubled and later scored from third on an infield ground out
by Andrew Outhouse.
King's would extend the lead back to two runs in the seventh inning
when Harsch singled, stole second, and scored on a base hit off the
bat of Joe Tucker to up the King's advantage to 6-4.
Scranton would crawl back to within 6-5 when Bligh was hit by a
pitch, moved to second on a wild pitch, and scored on a base hit by
The Royals had one last chance in the ninth when Jeff Manahan
stroked a one-out double and Jon Psihoules reached base on infield
single. After Comprelli reached base on a fielder's choice to
load the bases, King's defense came up big when Kevin grounded into
a game-ending double play.
King's, which out hit Scranton 15-9, was led by Harsch who was
3-for-3 with two runs scored. Kraszewski went 2-for-3 with two
doubles and tied King's single-season record with his 62nd base hit.
Colgan and Jon Venarchick added two hits each.
Joe Jenkins was the winning pitcher, allowing four earned runs on
six hits with two strikeouts in five innings of work. Ryan Derry
picked up the save, allowing one run on three hits while recording
Giglio was 2-for-4 with two RBI while Bligh went 2-for-2 with two
runs and an RBI. Scranton starting pitcher Mike Sidlowski took the
loss, yielding four runs, three earned, on 13 hits with three
strikeouts in six innings.