Local college roundup: Marzi pitches UConn to victory

Plymouth Meeting, Pa. - Junior Anthony Marzi struck out a career-high 12 over seven innings as UConn defeated Villanova 4-1 in a Big East baseball game Saturday.

The Huskies (21-13, 7-4) will go for a three-game series sweep today at 12:15 p.m.

Marza (3-4), a lefty, scattered seven hits while walking one and allowing Villanova's only run in the first inning. The Huskies took a 2-1 lead in the second on a passed ball and an RBI single by Max McDowell before scoring twice more in the eighth on RBI singles by L.J. Mazzilli and Bobby Melley.

Billy Ferriter added a pair of doubles for UConn.

In other games:

• Ex-Fitch star Al Jordan Johnson pitched a complete game one-hitter in the opener, lifting Mitchell College to a 3-0, 6-4 doubleheader sweep of Elms College in the New England Collegiate Conference. Evan Peck had a two-run single in the sixth inning of the opener for the Mariners (13-10, 9-2) while East Lyme's Eddie Lorah had an RBI double to highlight a three-run fourth that turned a 4-2 deficit into a 5-4 lead.

• Coast Guard Academy split a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference doubleheader at MIT, winning the opener 2-1 before dropping the second game 12-2. Erik Gerken had two hits in both games for the Bears (17-11, 7-6), including an RBI double in the opener. Nate Toll (3-2) pitched 6 1/3 innings to earn the win for CGA, Derek Petty picked up the save and Nolan Gallagher snapped a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the fifth. Mike Massaro had an RBI double in the second game for the Bears.

• UConn-Avery Point split its NJCAA Region 21 doubleheader at Dean College, losing the opener 5-2 before winning the second game 16-4. Nick DeLotto had three hits and three RBI, Alex Miller had two hits and drove in four runs and Justin Beal had two hits and scored twice in the second game for Avery Point (20-6, 4-2). Stonington's Connor Buckley had two hits and drove in a run in the opener.

Softball

• Kathleen Conway pitched a pair of shutouts as Babson swept Coast Guard by identical 2-0 scores in the the NEWMAC. Babson is 19-8, 9-2. Kristine Kahl pitched well for Coast Guard (14-11, 4-6) in the opener, allowing only one earned run while Old Lyme freshman Sammy Yuknat was solid in the second game for the Bears, allowing only six hits without issuing a walk.

• Mitchell split its NECC doubleheader with Bay Path, winning the opener 7-5 and losing the second game 7-6. Tiffany Person had five hits and scored three runs and Ariel Hallisey had three hits and drove in two runs for Mitchell.

Men's lacrosse

• Goalie Will Driscoll made 15 savies, including three big ones in the final 45 seconds, as Hamilton College upset No. 14 Connecticut College 5-4 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference game. The loss ended a six-game winning streak for the Camels (8-3, 5-2). Hamilton is 6-5, 3-5). Chad Sawyer scored three goals for Conn.

Women's lacrosse

• No. 16 Hamilton scored four straight goals to open the second half and the Continentals went on to beat Conn College 9-7 in the NESCAC. Conn's Bri Miller scored scored her 100th career goal in the first half for the Camels (4-7, 1-7). Miller finished with two goals while Taylor Thomas added two goals and an assist.

Men's track & field

• Jordan Lee (800 meters, 1,500) and Adam Scalesse (110 hurdles, 400 hurdles) won two events each as Coast Guard was second in a tri-meet at Springfield. WPI finished with 186.50 points and the Bears at 117.50. Lee won the 800 in 1:59.17 and the 1,500 in 4:05.88) while Scalesse finished the 110 hurdles in 14.29 and the 400 hurdles in 54.78. Ben Wolhaupter (pole vault, 14 feet 1¼ inches) and Will Baker (discus, 149-1) also won events for CGA.

• Conn College's Michael LeDuc won the 5,000 (14:43.36) at the Brown Springtime Invite in Providence. Two Camels also set school records, Tristan Cole in the mile (4:19.29) and Patrick Dermody in the 3,000 (8:51.56).

Women's track & field

• Hannah Seeland won the shot put (35-2½) and finished second in the hammer (132-2) and discus (115-1) during a tri-meet at Springfield. Springfield won the meet with 155 points, WPI was second (151) and CGA was third (83). Kyle Sutschek added a win in the discus (127-0) for the Bears.

• Conn College senior Merry Byrne broke a school record in the mile (5:31.96) at the Brown Springtime Invite in Providence. In addition, Sarah Matthews qualified for the New England Div. III meet in the 800 (2:18.72).

Women's water polo

• Kelsey Millward scored two of her three goals in the fourth quarter as Conn College rallied for a 6-3 victory over three-time defending champion Grove City in the Division III league championship. The two teams had split a pair of regular season meetings.

Men's tennis

• Zachary Simmons and Graham Cavanaugh were each double winners and didn't drop a game as Mitchell rolled to a 9-0 win over Wheelock in the NECC. Simmons won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 singles as did Cavanaugh at No. 3 singles, and they teamed up to win 8-0 at No. 1 doubles for Mitchell (4-4, 3-3).

• Robert Renfrow and Blake Maurer won at No. 2 doubles, 8-6, Coast Guard's lone point in an 8-1 loss to No. 20 MIT in the NEWMAC. Coast Guard is 3-9, 1-2.

Men's crew

• Conn College placed second behind MIT in a varsity four regatta at Worcester, Mass., finishing in 7:19.18.

• Coast Guard won three of four races at UMass Lowell, capturing the varsity eight, novice eight and novice four races while placing second in the varsity four.

Women's crew

• Conn College placed fifth in a varsity eight regatta at Worcester, Mass., finishing in 7:32.33. Conn's second varsity eighth was fourth in 7:49.

• Coast Guard won both the varsity eight and novice eight races during a meet at UMass Lowell, defeating the hosts, Colby and Franklin Pierce.

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