College Roundup: Navy splits with Princeton in baseball

NAVY BASEBALL: In their final non-conference weekend series of the regular season, the Mids 11-10) opened their four-game set with Princeton (4-10) by splitting a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. The Mids came out on the short end of a fast-paced pitcher's duel in their first game, 1-0, before flexing their offensive muscle to earn a 9-4 victory in the second game.

After collecting Navy's only hit in the first game, Kash Manzelli continued as the team's leading offensive performer in the second contest as he went 3 for 5 with a double and four RBIs. Freshman Patrick Brady left his mark on Game Two as he drove in two runs and scored twice, including the eventual game-winner.

On the mound, junior Anthony Parenti took the hard-luck loss in the opener with a complete-game six-hitter, while the freshmen duo of Tyler Ridgeway and Kevin McKelvey gave the Mids clutch performances out of the bullpen to allow Navy to come from behind and win the second game.

NAVY MEN'S TENNIS: The Mids ran their winning streak to five matches with a 7-0 victory over UMES.

The Mids (13-5) dropped only two games. Navy's doubles tandems, which were comprised of Calvin Mark and Tyler Tossavainen at No. 1 and Alex Gaines and Krishna Jana at No. 2, each recorded 8-0 victories. In singles, Jana at No. 2, Tossavainen and No. 3 and Gaines at No. 4 all won without losing a game.

MESSIAH BASEBALL: Sophomore Steven Ridings (Annapolis Area Christian School) tossed a complete game to deal Alvernia University (9-4) its first conference loss, 6-2. Ridings scattered nine hits and walked one as Messiah (5-4) moved into a first place tie in the Commonwealth Conference.

TOWSON BASEBALL: Catcher Zach Fisher had three hits and drove in two runs as Towson (11-8) erupted for season highs in runs and hits en route to a 10-2 victory over Georgetown.

HOPKINS BASEBALL: Hopkins scored 13 of its 14 runs in the first three innings to top Plattsburgh State 14-5.

WASHINGTON BASEBALL: Visiting New Jersey City University scored 10 runs in the first three innings and tacked on six more in the eighth to earn a 16-0 win over Washington College.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Freshman third baseman Caitlyn Kirby (Glen Burnie) cracked her first collegiate home run, a two-run blast, to help Washington defeat Franklin & Marshall, 8-1, to earn a split of their doubleheader. The Diplomats won the opener, 7-5.

Kirby finished with three hits in the Washington win. Paige Briganti (Severna Park) had a hit in each game.

TOWSON SOFTBALL: Macie McGeehan and Hailey Balk each had four hits and three runs batted in, leading the Tigers to a 13-5 win in six innings over Quinnipiac on the opening day of the Tiger Clash.

In Towson's second game of the day, the Tigers (16-9) defeated Wagner, 6-3.

MARYLAND BASEBALL: Freshman starter Mike Shawaryn held 11th-ranked N.C. State to one run over seven innings and centerfielder Charlie White hit his first career home run to help the Terps defeat the Wolfpack, 7-4.

Kyle Convissar (Severna Park) went 1 for 4 with an RBI for the Terps.

MARYLAND SOFTBALL: Junior Shannon Bustillos blasted a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to drive the Terps to a 12-11 victory against North Carolina in the second game of their doubleheader. The Tar Heels won the first game, 11-5.

SALISBURY SOFTBALL: The No. 1 Sea Gulls got out to the best start in program history, picking up an 11-2 win in the first game of a doubleheader before dropping the second, 2-0, to No. 18 Christopher Newport University.

The win for Salisbury was the 15th consecutive to open the season, giving the Sea Gulls the program's best start, topping the 14-0 opening to the 1999 campaign.

SALISBURY BASEBALL: The No. 7 Sea Gulls dropped a doubleheader to York College, 6-5 and 5-3.