DALLAS — The Misericordia baseball team swept a doubleheader from Wilkes on Saturday afternoon winning 14-0 in the first game before winning 5-1 in the night cap.
With the victories, coupled with a King’s win over DeSales, the Cougars (18-3 Freedom Conference) locked up the No. 1 seed for next weekend’s conference tournament being held in Quakertown.
Evan Robaczewski pitched seven innings in the first win allowing one hit while striking out four to collect the victory. In the process, he became the school’s all-time wins leader with 18 and the single-season strikeout leader with 62.
Patrick Condo pitched all six innings in game two allowing five runs on six hits while striking out three.
Kings, DeSales split
King’s defeated DeSales 5-4 in the first game before dropping the nightcap 14-4. Anthony Lizzi led the way in game one by going 3-for-4 with two RBI while Eric Bohem was 2-for-4 with two RBI
In game two, Chris Sweeney went 2-for-4 for King’s, finishing the season with a school-record .496 (60-121) batting average while Cody Krupa was 2-for-2 and Rob Lemoncelli was 2-for-3.
Freedom Conference Championships
Misericordia finished the first day of the Freedom Conference Championships tops among local schools sitting in fifth place at the Hershey Country Club.
Jeff Slanovec led the Cougars with an 81 and is tied for sixth while Leo Moran is tied for 18th after shooting 86.
Wilkes’ Jeremy Nolt also shot an 81 as the Colonels are in sixth after the first day.
King’s is currently in eighth with Ryan Hettes’ 82 being tied for tenth leading the way, while Joe Caffrey carded 86.
FDU-Florham 16, King’s 15 OT
Chelsea Manes led the way for King’s with six total points on five goals and one assist, while Amanda Harney finished with four goals and one helper.
Wilkes 22, Manhattanville 15
The Colonels earned their first 10-win season and secured the third seed in next week’s Freedom Conference Tournament with the win as Carley Smith laced six goals and Madeleine Brownsey found the net on five occasions.
Arcadia 17, Misericordia 11
Jenny Perucca and Melina Juliano each scored three goals to lead the Cougars (0-16, 0-6 Freedom) in their finale, while Emily Hegner and Brooke North added two goals apiece.
King’s 9, FDU-Florham 8 OT
Kieran McMahon scored two minutes into overtime to propel King’s to the as the team clinched its second straight trip to the Freedom Conference playoffs.
Mike O’Brien paced the King’s offense with three goals and one assist for four points.
Misericordia 6, Arcadia 5
Misericordia secured the second seed in the upcoming Freedom Conference Championships with the win as P.J. Johnson led the defense with 11 saves and Sean McGuigan added a goal and an assist, including his 100th career point.
Wilkes, Misericordia split
Emily McGrath hit a walk off home run with two outs in the bottom of the tenth to give Wilkes a 5-4 win in Game 1 of the double header. In the second game, the Cougars won 5-4.
DeSales sweeps King’s
In a doubleheader that would decide the top seed for next weekend’s Freedom Conference Tournament, DeSales won the first game 14-1 in five innings and the nightcap 5-3.
Kayla Rutkoski had a double and Amy Kowalczyk followed up with a single in game one for the Lady Monarchs, while Amanda Cardone finished the second game 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Arcadia 8, Misericordia 1
Tony Goodall was the lone winner for Misericordia.
King’s 9, Eastern 0
The Monarchs scored wins from doubles teams of Tony Bevevino and Jake Rohring, Bobby Buttafofo and Chris DiMino, and Ryan Hegarty and P.T. Romano.
Wilkes 5, Elizabethtown 4
Connor Peckham secured the win for the Colonels with a 7-6 (9-7), 6-3 win in singles competition.
Misericordia 9, Arcadia 0
Michelle Cameron, Cassie Foy, Breanne Phillips, Emily Boro, Emily Gherghel and Emily Hullings all won twice for the Cougars.
King’s 8, Eastern 1
The Lady Monarchs swept the doubles matches with wins by Sara Lynn and Madeline Griffin, Emily Biffen and Liz Demko and Kaitlyn Rossowski and Nicole Molino.
Griffin, Biffen, Demko, Rossowski and Molino also scored wins in singles matches.
Wilkes 5, Elizabethtown 4
Amanda Holyk earned a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles to secure the win for Wilkes.