MAY 6, 2005
KING'S BASEBALL ADVANCES TO SECOND ROUND WITH 8-0 WIN OVER WILKES
QUAKERTOWN -- Caleb Calarco
went 4-for-4 with four RBI to power the King's College baseball team to a
8-0 victory over Wilkes University in the opening round of the Freedom
Conference playoffs Friday at Quakertown Memorial Park.
With the win, King's improved to 24-12 while Wilkes slipped to 22-18-1.
The second-seeded Monarchs will next play top-seeded DeSales, a 7-6 winner
over fourth-seeded FDU-Florham, Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Wilkes and FDU
will meet in an 11:00 a.m. elimination game.
The Monarchs took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Rob Medlock reached
base on an error and Jeff Wells drew a walk. Calarco and VInce Budzyn
delivered back-to-back RBI singles to put the Monarchs on top.
King's would add another run in the fifth when Jeremy Faust singled
and scored on a double from Medlock. The Monarchs then extended the lead
to 5-0 in the sixth when Josh Faust and Calarco singled and would
later score on a base hit from Jason Siebert.
Calarco would conclude his perfect offensive day in the seventh with a
towering three-run home run following a walk to Medlock and a double from
King's had 11 hits in the game as Calarco was aided by Jeremy Faust who
was 2-for-4 and scored a run. Medlock, Wells scored two runs each.
While King's proved to be effective on the offensive end, the Monarchs
received a solid pitching effort from Paul Giovannoli. The sophomore
hurler improved to 7-1 on the year after scattering five hits and striking
out eight batters in eight innings of work. Kyle Ehlis pitched a scoreless
ninth for the Monarchs.
Wilkes was led by Steve Imdorf who went 2-for-4 and was the lone multiple
hit player for the Colonels. Starting pitcher Mike Toomey (3-3) took the
loss, allowing five runs, four which were earned, in six innings of work.
Game 3: Wilkes vs. FDU, 11:00 a.m. (Loser Eliminated))
Game 4: King's vs. DeSales, 3:00 p.m.
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 7:00 p.m. (Loser Eliminated)
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5
Game 7: Same Teams (If Necessary)
*The Freedom Conference Tournament is a double-elimination event.