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Mass. College Baseball: Anna Maria’s McNamara nets his 100th and 101st wins

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Anna Maria College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release from the AMCATs baseball game against Eastern Nazarene. Anna Maria swept their non-conference foe, while coach Dave McNamara netted his 100th and 101st wins in the dugout:

QUINCY, Mass.- Anna Maria College swept Eastern Nazarene in non-conference baseball action 6-5 and 4-2 today at Adams Field. With the wins the AMCATS improve to 5-11 overall, while head coach Dave McNamara nets his 100th and 101st wins in the AMC dugout. ENC drops to 5-10 on the season.

In game one, Anna Maria plated a pair of runs in the first to grab a 2-0 edge. Andrew Montiverdi singled to right-centerfield to score Kevin Wodatch and Mike Guarnieri with two outs.

Eastern Nazarene responded with two runs in the home half of the first to level the score, 2-2. Ryan Garza (Elsa, Texas) and Jake Koch (Dayton, Nev.) landed back-to-back RBI singles with two away in the inning.

The AMCATS seized a 3-2 lead in the top of the second as Padraig Gilman scored on a RBI base knock by Joe McNeil.

The visitors doubled their advantage to 4-2 in the fourth inning. Gilman crossed the plate as Wodatch laced a single to right field.

The Lions captured a one-run edge in the bottom of the fifth, tallying three runs to lead 5-4. Estrada ignited Eastern Nazarene’s rally with a two-out double to left. Berroa followed with a single up the middle to drive in Estrada from second while Berroa advanced to second on the throw home.

After Berroa took third on a wild pitch, Max Pugh (San Diego, Calif.) doubled to the gap in left-center to even the score at 4-4. Pugh advanced to third and scooted home with the go-ahead run on back-to-back wild pitches.

Anna Maria reclaimed a one-run lead in the next half-inning, scoring twice in the top of the sixth to go ahead 6-5. McNeil and Guarnieri each picked up RBI base hits in the inning as Anthony Risotti and McNeil came across to score.

Lucas Davis worked 4.2 innings on the mound in a no-decision outing, fanning four batters and allowing a pair of earned runs. Tyler Stuart pitched two innings in relief striking out one batter and a run scored to earn his second win for AMC. Phil Weihn closed out the game on the hill for the AMCATS, recording the last out to post his third save of the game.

In the nightcap, the visitors jumped out to a 2-0 advantage in the second inning. Gilman motored home from second on a single by Risotti that ricocheted off the pitcher’s mound and rolled into left field. Julian Diaz registered his first RBI of the day with a single through the left side of the infield to drive in Risotti.

Anna Maria tacked on two runs in the top of the fifth to stretch its lead to 4-0. McNeil scored as Gilman landed a single in shallow centerfield. Guarnieri jogged home to score the AMCATS’ fourth run of the contest after Risotti was hit by a pitch.

Eastern Nazarene got on the board in the fifth, cutting the gap to 4-2. Quentin Moore sparked the Lions’ offense with his first collegiate hit, a single up the middle. Jeremy Wagner and Rocco Martinelli followed with walks to load the bases. Chiaradio drove in Moore and Wagner with a two-run single up the middle with two outs.

Senior Justin Hyland hurled 4.2 innings in his fourth outing of the year. Hyland fanned five Lions while surrendering just two hits and two runs to pick up his first win of the season. Sophomore Brandon Normandin made his fourth pitching appearance of the season, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings while striking out three batters to earn his first save of the year.

McNamara, now in his seventh season with Anna Maria has a career record of 101-140. After posting just one win in his first season he has had three consecutive 20-win seasons for AMC and three straight post-season appearances. In 2011 the AMCATS captured the ECAC Championship, the first in school history. Coach Mac, the reigning GNAC Coach of the Year, has produced the GNAC Player of the Year, TCCC/ECAC Scholar Athlete of the Year, and several first and second team all-conference recipients.

Anna Maria will return to the diamond after the Easter break when they travel to Nichols College on Tuesday for a non-conference game, first pitch is slated for 3:30pm.

Mass. College Hoops: Thursday Night Roundup

Fitchburg State's Mark Ingram-Rubin scored a game-high 26 points as the Falcons soared past Westfield State, 68-61! (Photo Credit: Fitchburg State Athletics)

Fitchburg State’s Mark Ingram-Rubin scored a game-high 26 points as the Falcons soared past Westfield State, 68-61! (Photo Credit: Fitchburg State Athletics)

By Matt Noonan 

Thursday night was a busy night in the college hoops world and below are rapid summaries from the various games.

Men’s Basketball:

Curry College 82, Eastern Nazarene 76 – Jaylen Owens scored a game-best 23 points, but that wasn’t enough to stop the Colonels, which earned themselves a spot in the Commonwealth Coast Conference championship. Curry’s A.J. Stephens recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards, while Sedale Jones paced the hosts with 21 points.

Gordon College 73, Wentworth Institute of Technology 54 – The Fighting Scots earned themselves a spot in the CCC championship thanks to four players that registered 10 points or more. Gordon’s Hans Miersma recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Luke Hamilton poured in 13 points.

Fitchburg State 68, Westfield State 61 – The Falcons certainly shocked the Bay State this evening, as Fitchburg upset the number one-seeded Westfield State in the semifinals of the MASCAC (Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference). Fitchburg’s Mike Ingram-Rubin led all scorers with 26 points, while Lee Vasquez paced Westfield with 22 points. The Falcons will head to North Adams on Saturday for the conference championship against Massachusetts College.

Mass. College 77, Salem State 59 – John Jones paced all scorers with 23 points, which helped the Trailblazer top the Vikings in the MASCAC semifinals. Massachusetts College’s Paul Maurice finished with 11 points, six rebounds and two steals, while Salem State’s Tavone Wynder tallied 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the setback.

Women’s Basketball:

University of New England 69, Endicott College 48 – The Gulls chances at reaching the conference finals came to an end this evening, as the Nor’easters ballooned their 27 point advantage at the break into their 23rd victory of the season. Jennifer White paced Endicott with 13 points, while Samantha Crough finished with nine points, eight rebounds and five blocks.

Bridgewater State 77, Framingham State 65 – For the third time this season, the Bears defeated the Rams and earned a spot in the MASCAC championship on Saturday afternoon. Bridgewater’s Michaela Cosby led all scorers with 22 points, while Framingham’s Kia Minor registered 20 points and five steals in the loss.

Mass. College Hoops: Tuesday Night Roundup

By Brian Willwerth

Tuesday marked the beginning of numerous conference tournaments and below are the men’s basketball results:

LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE (LEC) QUARTERFINALS

Rhode Island College 62, UMass Dartmouth 58 – Jake Laga had 14 points for the 8th-seed Corsairs, but it wasn’t enough as four Anchormen scored in double-figures.

Southern Maine 85, UMass Boston 65 – in the 4 vs. 5 matchup, Rahshjeem Benson’s had 18 points for the Beacons.  But four Huskies scored in double-figures.

COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE (CCC) QUARTERFINALS

Curry 76, Western New England 54 – The top-seeded Colonels advanced to the semifinals, as Sedale Jones led four Curry players in double-figures with 22 points. Damon Alston had 26 points in a losing effort for WNEC.

Gordon 81, Roger Williams 59 – The 2nd-seed Fighting Scots had a balanced attack, with David Dempsey leading the way with 20 points. Luke Hamilton and Park Thomas each had 16.

Eastern Nazarene 78, Salve Regina 64 – In Quincy, Jaylen Owens had 19 points as the Lions advanced to the CCC semifinals.

Wentworth 73, Nichols 69 – Behind 24 points from Colin Johnson, the Leopards stayed alive in the CCC tournament.   Irving Eggleston had 23 for the Bison.

GREAT NORTHEAST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (GNAC) QUARTERFINALS

Anna Maria 85, Emmanuel 76 – Make it 16 wins in a row for the AMCATS. Brad Peterson led the way with 21 points for the top seed in the GNAC.

St. Joseph’s (Maine) 73, Emerson 68 – The season is over for coach Jim O’Brien’s squad. Michael Thorpe had 19 points in a losing effort.

Johnson & Wales 72, Suffolk 71 – Chris Torres had 23 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams lost a heartbreaker in Providence.

MASSCAHUSETTS STATE COLLEGEIATE ATHLETIC CONFERNCE (MASCAC) QUARTERFINALS

Salem State 86, Worcester State 78 – All five starters scored in double-figures for the Vikings, led by Bryan Ortiz’s 17 points. Dane Jobst had 24 for the Lancers.

Fitchburg State 63, Bridgewater State 60 – Zach Valliere had 17 points as the Falcons picked up the victory on the road. Michael Lofton had 20 points in a losing effort for the Bears.

Mass. College Hoops: CCC Basketball Postponements

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of our good friend Mark Therrien from Nichols College – here’s a quick update on Commonwealth Coast Conference men’s and women’s hoops postponements:

Sunday, February 10, 2013
Women’s Basketball
Roger Williams at Wentworth – 5:00 p.m.
Salve Regina at Gordon – 5:00 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Roger Williams at Wentworth – 7:00 p.m.
Salve Regina at Gordon – 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Women’s Basketball
University of New England at Nichols – 5:30 p.m.
Eastern Nazarene at Western New England – 5:30 p.m.
Curry at Endicott – 5:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
University of New England at Nichols – 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Nazarene at Western New England – 7:30 p.m.
Curry at Endicott – 7:30 p.m.

Mass. College Soccer: Quarterfinals/Semi-Finals Schedule

By NoontimeSports.com 

The soccer quarterfinals and semi-finals for some conferences will either commence today, tomorrow or Saturday. So, here is the updated schedule.

A-10: UMass’ women’s soccer team secured the seventh seed in this year’s conference tournament and will play their first match this evening against Dayton at 5PM.

ACC: Boston College’s men’s soccer team will be one of nine teams competing for Atlantic Coast Conference glory beginning on Monday, Nov. 5. The Eagles currently reside in fourth place with an 8-4-4 record (3-1-3 conference).

CCC: Men’s Soccer Semifinals (Gordon College at Salve Regina, 2PM/ Nichols College at Roger Williams, 4PM)

Women’s Soccer Semifinals (Eastern Nazarene at Gordon College, 2PM/ Endicott at Roger Williams, 7PM)

GNAC: Women’s Soccer Semifinals (Simmons College at St. Joseph (CT) 1PM/ Emmanuel College at Lasell College, 1:30PM @ Boston University’s Nickerson Field)

Ivy League: Both Harvard soccer teams still have a few regular season games remaining and will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Little East Conference: Men’s Soccer Semifinals (UMass Dartmouth at Keene State, 6PM)

MASCAC: Men’s Soccer Semifinals on Friday, Nov. 2 (Westfield State at Framingham State, 2PM/ Bridgewater State at Salem State, 7PM)

Women’s Soccer Semifinals on Friday, Nov. 2 (Salem State at Westfield State, 7PM/ Bridgewater State at Worcester State 7PM)

NE-10: Men’s Soccer Semifinals on Friday, Nov. 2 (Franklin Pierce at Merrimack College, 7PM/ UMass Lowell at So. New Hampshire, 7PM)

Women’s Soccer Semifinals on Friday Nov. 2 (Adelphi at Merrimack College, 4PM)

NESCAC: Men’s Soccer Semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Williams College (Tufts vs. Williams College, 11AM/ Wesleyan vs. Amherst College, 1:30PM)

Women’s Soccer Semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Williams College (Wesleyan at Williams College, 11AM/ Bowdoin College vs. Amherst College, 1:30PM)

NEWMAC: Men’s Soccer Semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Babson College (Babson College vs. MIT, 10:30AM/ Coast Guard vs. Springfield College, 1:30PM)

Women’s Soccer Semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Springfield College (Babson College vs. Springfield College, 12PM/ MIT vs. Wheaton College, 3PM)

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