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SHIP SWEEPS KUTZTOWN -- Shippensburg University sent its past graduates home happy with a sweep of Kutztown in a PSAC East baseball doubleheader on Saturday's Alumni Day.
The Raiders scored five insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth to win the first game, 10-1, then defeated the Golden Bears by a 3-0 shutout in Game 2.
Pat Kregeloh went the distance in the nightcap, giving up just four hits while striking out seven. He also was a force at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run, after collecting one single in the first game.
Cody Ezolt (Greencastle) had a nice day for the Raiders (21-6, 9-3 PSAC). He rocketed a double and a homer in the first game, then added another double in the second. He scored three runs and had an RBI.
Jake Kennedy and Michael Douglas both had two hits for Ship.
Kutztown (15-10, 3-7 PSAC) was led by Carson Baker, who totaled four hits.
Shippensburg 10, Kutztown 1
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Shippensburg 030 115 x -- 10 10 0
W -- Richard Michaud (1-0); L -- Matt Swarmer (1-1).
2B -- (K) Carson Baker, (S) Michael Douglas, Cody Ezolt, Jake Kennedy; 3B -- (S) Douglas; HR -- (S) Ezolt; SB -- (K) John Dockins, Brandon Martinez, (S) Mike Marcinko 2, Kennedy 2, Austin Allison.
Shippensburg 3, Kutztown 0
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Shippensburg 021 000 x -- 3 5 0
W -- Pat Kregeloh (3-1); L -- Pat Flynn (0-1).
2B -- (K) Carson Baker, (S) Cody Ezolt; HR -- (S) Pat Kregeloh; SB -- (S) Vince Careghini.
LADY RAIDERS TOP LOCK HAVEN -- Emily Estep (Chambersburg) threw a two-hitter to start Shippensburg University out on the right foot Saturday, and the Lady Raiders capitalized with a sweep of Lock Haven.
In the first game, Estep stuck out nine and allowed just two walks to earn a 3-1 victory. The Lady Raiders then held off a late surge to top Lock Haven, 6-5, in the second game.
Hilary Lyons led the Raiders (19-5, 5-3 PSAC) with a total of four hits and two RBIs, while Taylor Pattillo (Chambersburg) made her contribution in the form of three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs. Briana Giovenco also had three hits for Ship.
Lock Haven (6-19, 1-9) got three hits and four RBIs from McKenna Garlock in Game 2.
Shippensburg 3, Lock Haven 1
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W -- Emily Estep (10-1); L -- Rachel Mouillesseaux (2-8).
2B -- (LH) Chelsea Edwards; HR -- (S) Taylor Pattillo; SB -- (S) Hilary Lyons, Pattillo.
Shippensburg 6, Lock Haven 5
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Lock Haven 001 040 0 -- 5 11 2
W -- Makenzie Lynn (6-3); L -- Rachel Mouillesseaux (2-9).
2B -- (S) Rachel Shumway, (LH) Paige Stuppy 2; HR -- (LH) McKenna Garlock; SB -- (S) Hilary Lyons, Julie Cramer, Courtney Kane, Tyler Thompson.
LANCASTER BIBLE 15, WILSON 5 -- Lancaster Bible rolled to a 10-2 lead by halftime and handed Wilson College a North Eastern Athletic Conference defeat Saturday.
For the Phoenix (0-5, 0-4 NEAC), Nicole Melanson led the offense with three goals. Megan Sterling and Alejandra Madrigal also posted scores.
Wilson goalie Alexis Ankro turned back 10 Chargers shots.
Lancaster Bible 15, Wilson 5
Lanc. Bible 10 5 -- 15 Wilson 2 3
Lanc. Bible, Goals -- Alyssa Wesner 3, Joanna Sughart 2, Britany Stout 2, Annie Hoover 2, Ky-Leigh Hallman 2, Ellie Hoover 2,
Emily Martz, Erin Railey; Assists -- Wesner 3, Martz, Brie Rotelle, Joanna Sughart.
Wilson, Goals -- Nicole Melanson 3, Megan Sterling, Alejandra Madrigal.
Shots -- LB 29, Wil 14; Saves -- LB 8 (Cheyenne Benson), Wil 10 (Alexis Ankro).
LADY RAIDERS FALL TWICE -- Julia Saintz won a pair of matches at No. 2 singles on Saturday, but Shippensburg suffered a pair of 8-1 losses to East Stroudsburg and Bloomsburg in PSAC East play.
Saintz defeated ESU's Allison Bean, 6-4, 6-2, in the morning before dispatching Bloomsburg'sAsia Diop in a tiebreaker in the final match of the afternoon, 3-6, 6-3 (10-8). Ship is now 0-8.
Men's track & field
SHIP TAKES FOURTH -- After a second-place finish by Shippensburg University's 4x400 relay, the men's team finished fourth at the Colonial Relays for the second straight year.
The relay squad of Eric Bologa, Andrew Kujawski, Kevin Shaw and Robert Bales teamed up for a time of 3:13.83 that was just .08 seconds off the school record. The time was an NCAA provisional qualifying effort.
Matt Kujawski added a bronze when he finished the 100-meter dash in 10.77 seconds, while Matthew Terry also took third in the triple jump (46-11).
Women's track & field
LADY RAIDERS COMPETE -- Shippensburg University got an NCAA provisional qualifying mark from its 4x400 relay to cap off its stay at the Colonial Relays on Saturday.
Bri Fells, Lauren Ellsworth, Monique Clemons and Megan Lundy finished in a time of 3:48.83, a season best that was good enough for fifth place.
At the Millersville Metrics, Dhayana de los Santos Rodriguez placed first in the javelin for SU, with a personal best heave of 134-9. Liz Ross (Chambersburg) uncorked a throw of 40-8.25 in the shot put to place second.
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