College baseball: W&J takes two from Thomas More

April 18, 2014

Men’s baseball

Washington & Jefferson scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the opener, 5-4, then pounded Thomas More, 15-2, in the nightcap to sweep a Presidents’ Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader Friday.

Nick Vento homered and Kyle McClain got the final two outs of the seventh after starter Eddie Nogay got into trouble to earn the victory for the Presidents (11-2, 16-11) in the opener.

Travis Miller homered for Thomas More (9-5, 15-12) in the game.

W&J scored 14 runs off Thomas More starter Brandon Humphrey in the nightcap, 13 of which were earned, in just 21/3 innings. Joe Derek McIlvaine had doubled and tripled in the game, scoring three times, while Joe Palumbo homered and Josh Staniscia drove in three runs.

Brian O’Neill earned the victory.

• Julian Taylor allowed just four hits as California shut out Clarion, 6-0, in the opening game of a PSAC doubleheader, then won the nightcap, 6-1.

Mick Fennell scored three runs in the first game for the Vulcans (11-11, 23-16).

Brett Whitman took the loss for Clarion (4-16, 7-23) despite allowing just two earned runs.

Cory Craig allowed just one earned run in the nightcap, outpitching Bentworth graduate Tyler Delval, who gave up three earned runs in six innings.

Carmichaels graduate Chuck Gasti drove in two runs for the Vulcans in game 2.



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