The College Report: Dickinson's Sean White of Summit Hurls Shutout
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 • 7:30am
Sean White (Summit, Sr.) pitched a 5-hit shutout to lead Dickinson’s baseball team to a 2-0 win over Swarthmore at MacPhail Field in Carlisle, Pa. in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader. White, a lefty who prepped at the Salisbury School, struck out nine batters and walked just two in nine innings. All of Swarthmore’s hits were singles. Dickinson finished the regular season with a record of 25-12 overall and 11-7 in the Centennial Conference.
Harry Marino (Westfield, Sr.) pitched a 7-inning no-hitter to lead Williams to an 8-0 trouncing of Hamilton in the first game of a doubleheader in Williamstown, Mass. on Saturday. Marino, a Delbarton grad, struck out 10 and walked four in working his season mark to 4-3. As a result of his sterling performance, Marino was named New England Small College Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week. He also earned the College’s prestigious Frank Deford Award for his contributions to the school’s Sports Information Office. The Ephs are 16-17 overall and 7-5 in the.
Plymouth State first baseman Mike Cappiello (Westfield, Sr.) went 5-for-6 at the plate in a Saturday doubleheader against UMass-Boston in Plymouth, N.H. The Panthers enjoyed a 10-0 laugher in the first game, with Cappiello, a Westfield High product, producing a double, a single and two runs batted in. He hit safely in three at-bats in the nightcap, a 6-2 Plymouth win. He again drove in two runs on a double and two singles. Plymouth State is 15-19 overall and 5-7 in the Little East.
When Zach Carr (Chatham, Sr.) came up with one out and nobody on in the bottom of the ninth inning, he and his MIT mates were knotted at 3 with Fisher College. The Pingry grad, who was in the game as the designated hitter, was hit by a pitch and eventually came around to score the winning run in a 4-3 MIT victory in Cambridge, Mass. on Wednesday. Carr also drove in a run with a double, and singled in two other at-bats. The Engineers are now 20-14.
Northeastern swept a 3-game series from visiting Towson over the weekend. Third baseman Rob Fonseca (Madison, Fr.) went 2-for-4, with a double, a single and a run batted in, in Saturday’s 5-4 victory in the first game of a twin bill. A 10-1 rout followed in the nightcap, with Fonseca driving in two runs with a triple, his second of the season. Catcher John Puttress (New Providence, Jr.) had a 1-for-4 game in the batter’s box; he singled in two runs and brought in another when he drew a bases-loaded walk. The series concluded with a 2-0 Northeastern win, in which Fonseca had a double from two at-bats; he also reached base on a walk and when he was hit by a pitch. The Huskies improved to 17-21 overall and 7-14 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Dylan Joyce (South Orange, Sr.) earned his first save of the season on Saturday when he hurled two innings of scoreless relief in Amherst’s 10-6 victory over Wesleyan in Middletown, Conn. Joyce, a southpaw out of Columbia High, was brought in with runners on first and second bases, and no outs. He then retired the next three batters he faced, although he gave up an unearned run on a ground out, and took out the side in the ninth inning to preserve the victory. He struck out two batters. The Lord Jeffs are now 23-7 overall and 10-1 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
Gettysburg’s Ben Roessle (Summit, Soph.) spent a lot of time at first base in the Bullets’ 9-4 victory over Juniata in Huntingdon, Pa. on Wednesday. Besides manning the corner on defense, where he made 10 putouts, he also drew three walks and lashed a 2-run single through the right side for his only hit in two at-bats. Gettysburg is now 24-12 overall and 10-8 in the Centennial Conference.
St. John’s first baseman Frank Schwindel (Livingston, Soph.) opened the visiting half of the seventh inning with a double down the leftfield line in Friday’s game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. He then came in to score when the next batter singled. The Red Storm went on to win this game, 6-4. St. John’s took Saturday’s game by the same score, as Schwindel had two singles from three at-bats, with an RBI and one run scored. St. John’s returned to Queens with a record of 28-16 overall and 14-4 in the Big East.
Arcadia’s Taylor Schon (Scotch Plains, Soph.) pitched two scoreless innings of relief in the Knights’ 7-2 win over Wesley in Wilmington, Del. on Wednesday. The only batter to reach base on Schon was hit by a pitch. Schon struck out one, while allowing no hits and no walks. Arcadia is 17-21.
Cornell’s Frank Hager (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) blasted his third home run of the season in a 13-3 loss to Princeton in Ithaca, N.Y. on Friday. The first baseman out of Delbarton went 1-for-2 in the game. On Wednesday, the Big Red (29-14-1, 14-6 Ivy League) defeated Binghamton, 9-5, at home, with Hager producing a double and a single from four at-bats; he drove in one run and scored one.
Brown’s Dan Kerr (Westfield, Fr.) doubled to right field in his only at-bat in the Bruins’ 5-4 loss to Yale in New Haven, Conn. on Saturday. Kerr, a first baseman out of Westfield High, also laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance a baserunner. Brown is 9-33 overall and 6-14 in the Ivy League.
Montclair State edged The College of New Jersey, 2-1, in the second game of a Saturday doubleheader in Montclair. Montclair first sacker Sam Politan (Livingston, Sr.) managed a double from two at-bats, along with a walk. He scored one of the two Red Hawks’ runs. On Thursday, Montclair defeated visiting New Jersey City, 5-2, with moundsman John Silvestri (Livingston, Soph.) earning the win. The southpaw out of Livingston High hurled seven and two-thirds innings of 5-hit ball, allowing two earned runs, with two strikeouts and two walks. He’s 2-0 this season for the Red Hawks (27-12, 15-3 New Jersey Athletic Conference).
Joe D’Annunzio (Scotch Plains, Soph.) drove in the first run of the game for Rutgers on a fielder’s choice in Friday’s 3-1 road win over Cincinnati. The leftfielder went 1-for-4 in this game that extended to 10 innings. The Scarlet Knights are 26-17 overall and 11-7 in the Big East.
Alexa Maldonado (Short Hills, Sr.) blasted two home runs in Notre Dame’s 14-2 win over Providence in a Sunday road contest. The centerfielder out of Millburn High also drew a base on balls, scored three runs and amassed four RBIs. The Fighting Irish ran their season mark to 32-13 overall and 13-3 in the Big East.
Dani Seltzer (West Orange, Jr.) smashed a 3-run homer to left field to power Swarthmore past Eastern, 7-4, in St. Davids, Pa. on Thursday. Seltzer, a catcher out of Newark Academy, singled in one of two other at-bats and laid down a sacrifice bunt on which she reached first base due to a fielding error. Swarthmore is 20-20 overall and 3-13 in the Centennial Conference.
A seventh-inning double by Kait Fiore (Millburn, Sr.) moved a baserunner to third base, with the runner subsequently coming in to the score the winning run in Denison’s 1-0 triumph over Hiram in Grantville, Ohio on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Fiore, a leftfielder out of Millburn High, drove in a run and scored one off a single from four at-bats in a 7-6 loss to Hiram. On Wednesday, Fiore went 2-for-3, with a double and a single, in a 5-0 win over Kenyon. Denison is now 24-16.
Drew’s Jeramie Barletta (Madison, Jr.) had a 5-for-6 day at the plate as the Rangers swept Elmira, 6-5 and 1-0, in a Wednesday twin bill in Madison. The Madison High grad drove in a combined three runs on her hits, all of which were singles. Drew ended the season at 16-18.
Montclair State’s Heather Bergman (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) had a 3-for-4 game in the Red Hawks’ 14-0 trouncing of William Paterson in the first game of a doubleheader in Wayne on Saturday. The catcher out of Gov. Livingston High had a double, two singles and an RBI. She also scored three runs. Montclair is 35-5 overall and 15-3 against NJAC rivals.
Albright’s Alex Tragno (New Providence, Sr.) pitched two and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief in a 4-2 loss to Arcadia in Glenside, Pa. on Saturday. She entered the game with Albright down, 4-0, and allowed only one hit during her stint. She struck out one batter. Albright is now 7-24-1.
Williams’ Ali Graebner (Millburn, Soph.) singled twice in three at-bats and had a sacrifice fly to drive in three runs as the Ephs defeated Hamilton, 16-1, in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader in Clinton, N.Y. Williams improved to 20-16 overall and 7-5 in the NESCAC by sweeping the twin bill.
Colgate defeated Bucknell, 14-9, in a Patriot League Tournament semifinal game in Hamilton, N.Y. on Friday. Bobby Lawrence (Summit, Soph.) scored one goal for Colgate, forced three Bucknell turnovers (a game high) and brought up five ground balls. Bucknell’s Billy Eisenreich (Chatham, Sr.) scored three goals for Bucknell (9-7). Colgate then dropped the title game, 16-14, to Lehigh on Sunday on its home field. Both Lawrence and John Donnally (Madison, Sr.) claimed three ground balls for Colgate (12-3); Donnally caused three turnovers and Lawrence, one.
Washington & Lee has advanced to the championship game of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with victories over Hampden-Sydney, 9-8, and Roanoke, 13-8. The Generals’ defense benefited from the play of Jason Harden (Summit, Sr.) and Bryan Stuke (Summit, Sr.). Harden retrieved two ground balls in both games, while Stuke had one in each. Jeff Keating (Chatham, Sr.) scored three goals for Roanoke; he also came up with six ground balls. Teammate Chad Smith (Madison, Fr.) was responsible for one ground ball. Roanoke is now 11-4, while Washington & Lee, which will face Lynchburg on the road on Sunday in the ODAC championship match, is 9-9.
Will Mangan (Maplewood, Sr.) scored three goals and assisted on another as Rutgers lost, 13-8, to Georgetown on Friday in Washington, D.C. Mangan, a Columbia High grad, caused one Georgetown turnover and recovered two ground balls. Rutgers is now 6-9 overall and 1-5 in the Big East.
Henry Burchenal (Summit, Sr.) tallied four goals as Hamilton edged Utica, 12-11, in Clinton, N.Y. last Wednesday. The Pingry grad also got his stick on three ground balls. The Continentals (9-6) then fell to Trinity, 14-8, in Hartford, Conn. on Saturday in a NESCAC Tournament quarterfinal match. Burchenal scored twice here and recovered two ground balls.
Will Sangree (Summit, Sr.) scored two goals in Haverford’s 14-11 road win over Muhlenberg on Saturday. He also got credit for one ground ball, while teammate Chris Christensen (Summit, Soph.) got his stick on two. Muhlenberg’s James Coleman (Madison, Jr.) added a goal, his second of the season, to close out the scoring. Teammate Michael Carpetto (Westfield, Jr.) came up with two ground balls. The Fords are 6-8 overall and 4-4 in Centennial Conference action, while the Mules finished the season 2-12 overall and 0-10 in Conference play.
Colby defeated Bates, 5-3, in Waterville, Maine on Wednesday to end their regular season. Ian Boldt (Millburn, Soph.) scored one of the Colby goals, caused three Bates turnovers and rustled up two ground balls. Teammate Christian Kelso (Summit, Jr.) caused one turnover and lifted one ground ball. The season ended for Colby on Saturday with an 11-5 defeat to Connecticut College in the NESCAC tournament. Boldt was responsible for three opposition turnovers; he came up with two ground balls and Kelso had one. Colby finished with a 9-5 record.
Jake Hall (Summit, Soph.) scored a goal for St. Joseph’s in the Hawks’ 6-3 triumph over Towson in Philadelphia on Saturday. St. Joe’s is now 6-9.
Luke Delavan (Madison, Sr.) scored a game-high three goals to pace Susquehanna in a 9-3 victory over Hood College in Frederick, Md. on Friday. The Madison High alum also got credit for causing two turnovers and lifting three ground balls. Teammate Tylere Fritts (Chatham, Jr.) scored one goal, caused two turnovers and recovered two ground balls. The Crusaders evened their season mark at 8-8 with the win.
Joe Cordrey (Summit, Jr.) scored a goal as Union thrashed Skidmore, 16-4, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Saturday. That was the fourth tally of the season for the Summit High grad. Union ticked up to 10-3 with the win.
Charlie DeSocio (Maplewood, Sr.) allowed six goals and made nine stops as Drew defeated Washington & Jefferson, 17-8, in Washington, Pa. on Saturday. The Rangers finished the regular season, 12-3.
Cory Weiss (Maplewood, Jr.) assisted on three goals over a 2-game span as FDU-Florham lost, 8-7, to Eastern in St. Davids, Pa. on Wednesday, and then came back to defeat De Sales, 7-5, in Madison on Saturday. Weiss, a Columbia High product, had one assist in the Eastern loss and two in the De Sales win. FDU is 7-7 overall and 3-2 in the Freedom Conference.
Colin McLinden (Madison, Fr.) accounted for one of just three Fairfield goals in Saturday’s 8-3 loss to Ohio State at home. The Stags fell to 11-3.
Michael Acierno (Short Hills, Sr.) scored one goal for Williams in the Ephs’ 14-9 loss to Middlebury last Wednesday on the road. Williams finished the season with a 3-10 record.
Austin Little (Maplewood, Fr.) scored a goal in a losing cause as Oberlin lost, 13-3, to Kenyon at home on Wednesday. The Yeomen fell to 5-9 with the loss.
Penn played above their heads in a 10-8 loss to no. 6 Virginia in Denver on Friday. Brian Feeney (Summit, Soph.) was in goal for the Quakers, where he made 10 saves. Penn slipped to 3-10.
A stiff Amherst defense, featuring Claire Bennett (Westfield, Sr.), limited Trinity’s Megan Leonhard (Summit, Jr.) to just three shots and one shot on goal as Amherst gave Trinity its first defeat of the season, 7-6, in Hartford on Wednesday. Leonhard did score one goal for the Bantams (13-1), along with four draw controls and four ground balls. Hillary Densen (Summit, Jr.) scored one goal for Amherst (11-3).
A rematch between Amherst and Trinity looms in the near future. Both squads advanced through the first round of the NESCAC Tournament. Trinity defeated Bates, 15-4, on Saturday, with Leonhard scoring four goals. Trinity next faces Hamilton on Saturday. Amherst took out Bowdoin, 9-7, and now has a date with Middlebury on Saturday.
Susquehanna enjoyed a pair of 16-12 victories last week. They first defeated McDaniel on Wednesday in Selinsgrove, Pa., with Emma Ehler (Chatham, Soph.) whipping in three goals, controlling four draws and lifting two ground balls. Drew was the next victim on Saturday in Madison. Ehler scored five goals and teammate Meredith Crane (Maplewood, Fr.) tallied two. Susquehanna (14-1) and Drew meet again on Wednesday in Selinsgrove in a first-round Landmark Conference semifinal game.
Lucy Johnson (Short Hills, Sr.) scored three goals for William Smith, 17-6 winners over Rochester, in the regular-season finale in Rochester, N.Y. on Saturday. Johnson, a Millburn High alum, also controlled six draws. The night before, Smith lost, 15-9, to Rochester Institute of Technology. Johnson scored five goals, controlled six draws, picked up five ground balls and caused two turnovers. The Herons approach the Liberty League playoffs with an overall record of 8-8 and 7-2 against league rivals. They have a rematch with RIT on Friday.