The Zips took 2-out-of-3 against Eastern Michigan to open up conference play. John Valek gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits and a walk over 9 innings with 4 strikeouts. Dom Iero was 3-5 with a run and 3 RBI and Joey Havrilak was 3-4 with a run and an RBI. Eastern Michigan took the second game 3-1 as Charlie Land gave up 1 earned run on 7 hits and a walk over 7.1 innings with 3 strikeouts, and Mike Mioduszewski was 2-4 with a run and an RBI. In the loss Daulton Mosbarger was 4-4 with an RBI for Akron. In the series finale Akron won 3-1 as Jon Pusateri tossed 6 innings without giving up an earned run with 7 strikeouts. Mason Mamarella was 2-3 with 2 runs scored and Mitchell McGeein was 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Continue reading MAC Weekend Recap (March 20th-22nd)
The 49ers started out the weekend with a 5-4 win over FIU thanks to an 8 inning effort by Sean Geoghegan who only gave up 3 earned runs on 4 hits and 2 walks with 8 strikeouts. Nick Daddio drove in 2 runs and Luke Gibbs was 1-2 with a run and an RBI. FIU bounced back to win the next two games and take the series. In game two the bats broke out for a punishing 23-1 win. Brian Portelli was 4-5 with a home run, 4 runs and 4 RBI. Edwin Rios was 4-4 with 3 home runs, 4 runs scored and 6 RBI. The Panthers won the deciding game 7-5 with Rios hitting another home run and Zach Soria going 4-4 at the plate with a run and an RBI. On the mound Christopher Mourelle gave up 3 earned runs over 7 innings on 6 hits and a walk. Continue reading Conference USA Weekend Recap (March 20th-22nd)
Through my experience, coaches are almost always the most competitive people in the world. We are the ones that would have trouble making it through life without something to strive for, something to learn, and something to give us a sense of purpose. Competition is what feeds us and what gives us that edge. As I have recently learned, it is this competitiveness that is both my biggest strength and my biggest weakness. Continue reading CBD Journal with Kentucky Wesleyan’s Adam Akin (March 21)
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The weekend’s Summit League matchup at Alfred D. Boyer Stadium in Macomb, Ill., will pit a South Dakota State (7-10, 0-3) team that is trying to find its way against a Western Illinois (3-12, 1-2) squad that has struggled mightily on the mound and at the plate.
The Jackrabbits have dropped four straight and are 0-3 in the Summit League –you can’t hide from that. But what the record doesn’t tell you is that of SDSU’s ten losses, six are by two runs or fewer, including three of the last four.