READING — In a game played Tuesday, Wilkes pitcher Tom Buckler broke a 31-year old school record by winning his ninth game of the season, as the Colonels defeated Alvernia 3-2 in a Freedom Conference road game.
Buckler set the record for most wins in a season and shares the national lead for victories this year. He struck out five and held Alvernia to six hits.
Matt Ruch drove in what proved to be the winning run on a bunt in the second inning for the Colonels (26-6, 11-2 Freedom), who can clinch the top seed in the conference playoffs with one more league win.
King’s used a late six-run sixth inning to comeback to defeat the Crusaders (21-12). Matt Feci led the Monrachs (20-14) going 3-for-5 while Rob Fravel, Gracjan Kraszewski, Mike Fignar, and Jim Troianiello added two hits apiece.
Tom Rozelle picked up the win in relief.
Misericordia used a seven-run eighth inning and 12 stolen bases to pick up the non-conference win.
Mike D’Amara led the Cougars’ offense with two hits, two runs, three RBI and two steals.
Mike Murphy also had a big day with three stolen bases and two RBI also for Misericordia.
Meghan Galvin (3-for-3) and Becky Loring (3-for-4) had a triple, home run and five RBI to power King’s to a 14-0 win in the first game against Baptist Bible.
In the nightcap, Shawna Walp gave up three hits in five innings striking out eight for the win. Christie Parfitt went 2-for-3 with a homer run and three RBI.
Brittney Hodnik became just the second player to reach the 100-point mark in a season with four goals and one assist in a loss to Lycoming (7-3 MAC record).
Lycoming was led by Megan McIntyre with nine points (three goals, three assists).
The loss ended playoff hopes for the Lady Colonels (4-6 MAC record).
Nicole DeAngelis scored 10 goals and assisted on two in Misericordia’s win. The Lady Cougars improved to 4-12 overall while King’s drops to 0-14.
Taylor Tyne led the Lady Monarchs with four goals.
Rusty Booth’s five goals powered the Monarchs to a league win on the road. Matt Sweazey added three goals and two assists in the victory.
Zach Buckley had two goals to lead Misericordia.
Tim Cassi made 12 saves in goal for King’s, while James Scott had four saves for the Cougars.
Misericordia dropped only the No. 1 singles match in a non-conference win.
Frank Nutt, Nate Powers, Matt Hopkins, and Justin Muthler all won their singles matches in two sets.
The duo of Abby Manus and Eva Poelstra sealed a win at No. 2 doubles for Meyers. Matt James also won his singles match for the Mohawks.
Luke Brady and Dave Dornad won singles matches for the Warriors.
SINGLES -- 1. WA Luke Brady def. Nick Guesto 6-4, 5-7, 6-1; 2. MEY Matt James def. Mike Mattei 6-2, 6-1; 3. WA Dave Dornad def. Jeff Frail 6-2, 6-1.
DOUBLES -- 1. MEY Matt Hromchak/Chris McGavin def. Garth Todd/Sean Kenny 6-2, 6-2; 2. MEY Abby McManus/Eva Poelstra def. Matt Pizano/David Fanelli 6-2, 6-3.
Keith Lutz, Tom Delahanty and Josh Billman all won their singles matches for the Cougars in the sweep.
SINGLES -- 1. HAZ Keith Lutz def. Rob Corridorni 6-4, 6-1; 2. HAZ Tom Delahanty def. Jeff Gavliek 6-4, 4-6, 7-6; 3. HAZ Josh Billman def. Jeff Homschek 6-0, 6-2.
DOUBLES -- 1. HAZ Andrew Dominick/Jared O’Donnell def. Brian Reese/Zack Hill 6-0, 6-4; 2. HAZ Peter Gallagher/L.J. Sidari def. Bill Corcoran/Justin Psaila 6-3, 6-2.