March 26, 2015

College of St. Joseph’s weekly sports roundup

By Justin Lemanski, Athletics Reporter

College of St. Joseph’s baseball and softball teams returned from the south this week after playing in a set of spring training games. The Fighting Saints baseball team played seven games in Virginia and came out with a 3-4 record. The softball team played their four games in North Carolina, but were unable to come home with a win.

March 18

The Fighting Saints baseball team matched up against Thomas Nelson and walked away with a 13-7 win. Tyler Kunzmann had 2 hits and 2 walks, along with 4 RBI’s. Softball paired up against Surry CC in a double-header and lost by a score of 10-2 in both games.

March 19

Baseball played in a rare triple-header and came out with 2 wins on March 19. In the first game, CSJ lost to Finger Lakes CC 11-2. The Saints rebounded from this game to take the next two games, beating Thomas Nelson 10-5 and Apprentice  8-7. Apprentice is USCAA opponent, so this game had impact on the overall standings in the league. Jordan Matos and Justin Lemanski combined for 7 hits and 3 RBI”s for the Saints. 

Women’s softball went head-to-head against Richard Bland College in a double header and lost both games, 15-2 and 13-5.

March 20

Fighting Saints baseball took on Apprentice and lost a close game 5-3. Tyler Kunzmann took the loss for the Saints in going 3 innings in relief giving up 2 earned runs.  

March 21

The baseball team ended their spring trip with losses against Apprentice and Tufts. The Saints played in another close game against Apprentice, but walked away with a 4-2 loss. The score was tied at 0-0 in the second game before starter Bill Brancatella was knocked out of the game in the third inning after being hit a with a line drive in the arm. The Saints went on to a 20-0 loss in seven innings.

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