Mokychic Helps Keystone College Split Doubleheader
Paige Mokychic went
7 for 7 with three home runs and seven RBIs as Keystone College split a Colonial States Athletic Conference softball doubleheader with Rosemont College on Thursday, losing the opener, 7-5, and winning the second game, 11-0.
Mokychic also had a double and a triple and scored seven runs while collecting her 100th career hit. Shannon Lloyd hit two home runs on the day to set the program’s single-season mark with 11.
Rosemont erased a 4-1 deficit in the opener with four runs in the sixth inning and two runs in the seventh. Lloyd had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for the Giants (13-21).
Keystone had 16 hits in the nightcap and scored 11 runs over the first three innings. Lauren Smith threw a four-hitter to earn the victory.
Neumann 3 12
Marywood 1 0
At Scranton, Jen Sieminski scattered five hits in the opener and Nicole Wisser threw a one-hitter in the nightcap to lead Neumann University to an Atlantic East Conference sweep.
Kierstin Fallers hit a two-run single and Jackie Schneider homered in the opener for Neumann. Megan Gaeb homered for Marywood (14-20) and Kate O’Meara doubled.
Kate Korte had a double and a triple and drove in six runs in the second game for the Knights. Kaitlyn Epler had the hit for Marywood.
At LaPlume, a triple play and walkoff single highlighted Clarks Summit University’s doubleheader sweep of the University of Valley Forge, 7-5 and 11-10.
In the first game, Joshua Knight has two hits and three RBIs for Clarks Summit. Dyllan Weaver also had two hits and Andreas Bailey added two RBIs.
A wild sequence ended the game. Valley Forge had runners at second and third with no outs. Richard Cosgrove grounded out to Clarks Summit shortstop Knight for the first out.
Defenders first baseman Domingo Rodriguez then threw to third baseman Evan Rarick and a rundown ensued. Rarick threw to second baseman Noah Barnhart, who threw to catcher Ryan Clark, who threw to center fielder Weaver coming in from the outfield. Weaver tagged out the runner between second and third for the second out, then threw to pitcher Kegan Laman covering the plate to get the runner between third and home and complete the game-ending triple play.
Game 2 saw Noah Bailey single home Laman from third base with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh for Clarks Summit
Rarick was 4 for 4 with two RBIs for the Defenders. Laman and Knight had three hits each. Clark, Bailey and Weaver chipped in two hits apiece. Clark also had three RBIs, while Knight and Bailey had two each.
Lackawanna 7, Northampton 6
At Scranton, Colin Weinert and Thylar Summarell hit home runs in the seventh inning to push Lackawanna College ahead for a win.
Weinert finished with three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for the Falcons (18-13).
Moravian 9, Scranton 6
At Bethlehem, Tim Heard had two hits, including a home run, scored twice
and drove in three to lead Moravian.
The Greyhounds broke a 6-6 tie with three runs in the sixth inning. Evan Kullig, Thomas Phillipps and Mike Mitti each had an RBI in the sixth.
Kevin Haag had two hits, including a home run, two runs and four RBIs for Scranton (11-16).
At Dunmore, North Pocono graduate Brett Seidita had three hits, including a triple, scored a run, stole two bases and drove in two runs for Penn State Scranton in a loss to Penn State Brandywine.
Dunmore graduate Joe Talutto had two hits, including a double, scored a run and drove in one for Scranton (0-15).
Halle Conklin had four goals and three assists to lead Scranton to a 19-8 win over Elizabethtown.
The Royals (13-2) built a 5-0 lead over the opening 12 minutes and led, 14-5, at halftime.
Elena Gallo and Christine Olert each scored three goals for Scranton.
Scott Nizolak scored three goals to lead Elizabethtown to a 9-3 win over the University of Scranton.
Nizolak scored two goals in the first half when Elizabethtown built a 4-1 halftime lead.
Connor Kirkwood, Daniel Mallay and Quinn Killeen each had a goal for Scranton (9-7).
The University of Scranton posted wins over Wilkes University, 3½-1½, and Keystone, 2-0, in a tri-match at Huntsville Golf Club.
Scranton Prep graduate Gabby Hanstein had a pair of wins for Scranton and Brianna Stein, Holy Cross graduate Maura McDonough and North Pocono graduate Emma Nemitz each had a win.
Rosemont swept the doubles matches and won five of six in singles to earn an 8-1 win over Keystone College.
West Scranton graduate Devinne Scott won at No. 1 singles for Keystone (1-7).
One more honor for Talek Williams of Lackawanna College. The sophomore has been selected to play in the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game at The Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on May 18 at 6:30 p.m. EDT. The game pits the 12 top players from NJCAA Division I schools against six top players each from Division II and III schools.
Williams, a 6-foot-3
guard from Allentown, was named a NJCAA Division II
second-team All-American, a Region 19 first-team all-star and Player of the Year in the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference. He averaged 21.5 points, which led Lackawanna and ranked 16th in NJCAA Division II. He also grabbed a team-high 7.9 rebounds and added
92 assists and 63 steals.
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