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Local sports: King’s clinches Freedom Conference Tourney Berth

First Posted: 10:54 pm - April 19th, 2015 - Views

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In a rematch of the 2014 Freedom Conference Championship game, the King’s College softball team swept visiting Manhattanville College on Sunday afternoon at the Betzler Athletic Complex. The Monarchs won both games by identical 9-1 scores in five innings.

With the wins King’s clinched its 16th consecutive Freedom Conference Tournament berth. The Lady Monarchs improved their record to 12-11 overall and 8-4 in league play. Manhattanville falls to 11-17 overall and 3-9 in the conference.

Allison Herbert allowed just three hits and had three strikeouts to get the win in game one.

In game two, Rachel Linso got the win in the pitching circle allowing six hits and striking out one.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Wyoming Area 12, Dunmore 3

Wyoming Area defeated Dunmore 12-3 in the Bill Howerton Strike Out Cancer baseball charity event on Sunday.

Anthony Nardell recorded two hits, while Max Reynolds chipped in with one for the Warriors.

Undefeated Wyoming Area (5-0) gears up for its big matchup against 5-0 Wyoming Valley West today.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

Nanticoke 15, Abington Heights 0

Jenna Lipowski went 3 for 3 with three singles and four RBI as the Trojans topped Abington Heights in an exhibition game at Sherwood Park in Dunmore on Sunday.

Teammate Leandra Ramos was 2 for 3 with a single, a triple 2 RBI. In the pitching circle, Ramos threw 4 innings giving up seven hits, striking out six, walking two and recording zero earned runs.

BASEBALL

King’s baseball swept by Desales

The King’s College baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Freedom Conference front-runner DeSales University on Sunday afternoon. DeSales won the first game 14-4 and then took the nightcap 9-0.

King’s falls to 5-18 overall and 1-12 in Freedom competition.

Padden had two of King’s seven hits and two RBIs to lead the Monarchs in Game 1. Ryan Gimbi took the loss on the mound allowing five runs on one hit and six walks in three innings.

In game two DeSales plated five runs in the first, two in the third, and two in the fourth. Andrew Schuler held the Monarchs to four hits pitching a complete game shutout striking out 10.

Breithaupt, Kyle Lupas, Brad Wilkins, and Joe Civello had a hit each for the Monarchs. John Wickiser got the loss on the mound allowing all nine runs on 11 hits and striking out four in four innings.

Wilkes 6, Manhattanville College 5

Joe Champi hit a two-run single to tie the game at five before Stephen Ruch made the Colonel comeback complete with a walk-off single to left field as Wilkes University edged out visiting Manhattanville College on Sunday afternoon at Artillery Park.

Wilkes improves to 16-14 overall and 10-7 in league games following the league win.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

Carly Young and Kiana Gough were double-winners for the Misericordia University women’s tennis team in a 7-2 win at Lycoming, Sunday.

Young and Gough won at first and second singles, respectively, and teamed for a default win at third doubles.

Linsey Parks, Brittany Bressler, Taylor Daton and Amberlynn Habich all added singles wins for MU.

MEN’S COLLEGE TENNIS

Corey Dulsky, Christian Pugliese, Tony Goodall, Eric Correll and Nick Hendry all won twice to lead the Misericordia University men’s tennis team to an 8-1 win at Lycoming Sunday.

Wilkes 9, Penn College 0

The Wilkes University men’s tennis team raced out to a 3-0 lead after doubles play before sweeping all six singles matches on way to a 9-0 shutout at Penn College in a non-league match Sunday afternoon.

Wilkes improves its overall record to 16-2 following the victory.

Brian Murray, Andrew Neidig, Artyom Nabokin, Collin Strunk, Throy Austero and Will Miller were all straight set singles winners for the Colonels, winners of six straight matches with just two remaining on the regular season schedule.

COLLEGE GOLF

Misericorida finishes in 6th

Alexe Rice finished tied for 18th to lead the Misericordia University women’s golf team to a sixth place finish at the Lebanon Valley Invitational, Saturday.

Rice shot 107 while Thea Arico shot 116 to finish 24th.

Brianna Kubishin and Kate Varrallo shot 124 and 130 to finish 25th and 28th, respectively.

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