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APRIL 29, 2007


READING  -- The King's College baseball team broke the single-season victory record with a doubleheader sweep of Penn State Berks Sunday in Reading.

King's won the first game 6-1 before taking the nightcap 21-0.  With the sweep, the Monarchs improved to 26-9 on the year, surpassing the previous school mark of 25 wins set last season.

In the opener, Dan Jenkins tossed a seven-inning complete-game four hitter while striking out four batters. Gracjan Kraszweski led the way by going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Pat McGlynn was 2-for-4 with three RBI while Josh Faust was also 2-for-4 with one RBI. Mike Venarchick was 2-for-4 with one runs scored while Jon Venarchick was 1-for-2 with a run.

In the nightcap, Josh Faust went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Jon Venarchick was 3-for-4 with two RBI while Mike Venarchick finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Jeremy Faust was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored while McGlynn added two hits and two runs.  Freshman pitcher Eric Matula improved to 6-0 on the year, allowing four hits in five innings while striking out six batters.

It marked the fourth straight year King's senior class has broken the school record for wins. The Monarch seniors won 19 games in 2004, then 24 in 2005.  A year ago the team went 25-16 while winning the Freedom Conference title and securing the program's first Division III national tournament berth.

Those seniors include Vince Budzyn, Caleb Calarco, Jeremy and Josh Faust, Mike Venarchick, and Paul Giovannoli.

King's will return to action Monday when the Monarchs visit College Misericordia at 3:30 -pm. in Dallas




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