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Area colleges: RPI wins Liberty League baseball title

Area colleges: RPI wins Liberty League baseball title

Sophomore Jared Jensen scattered five hits in a complete-game performance Sunday to lead the Renssel

LOUDONVILLE — Sophomore Jared Jensen scattered five hits in a complete-game performance Sunday to lead the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute baseball team to a 7-0 victory over Union in the championship game of the Liberty League playoffs at Siena College.

The league championship was the first since 2008 for the Eng­ineers (28-13), who earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Engineers shortstop Jonny Rio went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and was named the tournament’s most val­uable player.

The Engineers wasted no time getting to Union starter Jamie Faber, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning.

Tyler Listing led off with a single, Andrew Kalish walked and Tim LeSeur singled to load the bases.

Rio followed with an RBI single, Shane Matthews brought in the second run with a fielder’s choice, and Michael Croke drove home the third run with a single.

RPI 301 100 011 — 7 12 1

Union 000 000 000 — 0  5 2

Jansen and Kozak; Faber, Beaule (5), Roberts (8), Rhoda (9) and Peretti.

Siena 7-8,

Saint Peter’s 4-2

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The Saints secured a spot in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament with a sweep of the Peacocks.

Vincent Citro had three hits in each game from the leadoff spot for the Saints (24-26, 14-7 MAAC), Brian Fay had five hits on the day and Mike Fish hit his 11th home run of the year.

Siena 004 120 0 — 7 13 1

Saint Peter’s 000 112 0 — 4  7 0

Brantley, Quintana (6) and Balkwill;

Yuhas and Smith.

Siena 201 012 020 — 8 15 0

Saint Peter’s 000 002 000 — 2  3 2

Gage and Balkwill; Hopf, Jackson (7) and Smith.

UAlbany 7-7,

Stony Brook 8-4

STONY BROOK — Brian Bullard cracked a two-run home run, and Gordon Madej added a two-run double as the Great Danes (22-21-1, 15-12) locked up a spot in the four-team America East Conference tournament with a win in the second game.

In the first game, Anthony Italiano hit a grand slam for the Seawolves (22-30, 13-14).

Women’s lacrosse

Middlebury 10, RPI 8

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Middlebury used a three-goal spurt in the second half to hold off the Eng­ineers in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III tournament.

The Engineers (16-4) took an 8-7 lead on a free-position goal by Alissa Peterson with 13:14 to play, but the Panthers (18-2), ranked third in the nation, bounced right back.

Katie Ritter scored on a feed from Ellen Halle to tie the score, and Emma Kramer scored 55 seconds later to give the Panthers the lead for good.

RPI 6 2 —  8

Middlebury 5 5 — 10

RPI scoring: Jamie Wakefield 2-2, Alissa Peterson, 1-2, Michelle Denny 1-0, Shannon Maguire 1-0, Erin Riley 1-0, Rachel Scofield 1-1, Marissa Page 1-0. Middlebury scoring: Emma Kramer 3-0, Katie Ritter 3-2, Laurel Pascal 2-0, Ellen Halle 1-1, Alice Pfeifer 1-0, Lisa Herzog 0-1.

Goalies: RPI, Allie Arnal, 12 saves. Middlebury, Alyssa Palombo, 0 saves; Katie Mandigo, 2 saves.

Softball

Richard Stockton 7,

Sage 2

POMONA, N.J. — Junior Grace Long drove in two runs with a double and a triple to lead the Ospreys to a victory in the ECAC Metro NY-NJ championship game.

Sage (22-19) scored both of its runs in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Tiffany Bezio and a run-scoring single by Hillary Faas.

The Gators defeated Elmira, 3-1, in the semifinals. Katie Kovage pitched a three-hitter for Sage, and Faas belted a two-run home run.

Sage 300 000 0 — 3

Elmira 000 001 0 — 1

Kovage and Gaulin; Puglisi and Gravel.

Sage 000 002 0 — 2 7 2

Richard Stockton 001 240 x — 7 8 0

Smith, Newberg (6) and Gaulin; Pietrocola, Ksiezopolski (6) and Scanlon.

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