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Baseball splits two doubleheaders against Seton Hill University

With the split against Seton Hill University in two doubleheaders last weekend, Mercyhurst baseball claimed the top seed in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division going into the PSAC tournament on April 29.

Mercyhurst defeated the Griffins in game one and two, 2-1 and 5-2, on Friday in Greensburg, Pa. On Saturday, the team fell to Seton Hill in both games at home, 2-9 and 1-3.

“We knew what we had to do going into the weekend match-up,” said junior Brendan Cox.“The team came together and got the job done.”

Men’s tennis falls in finals

Mercyhurst men’s tennis fell 5-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship after winning 5-4 in the PSAC Semifinals.

On Friday, the Lakers took on Kutztown University in the PSAC Semifinals.

Junior Robert Rizea, freshman Nenad Terzic and sophomore Conor McCooey leveled the match at four after being down 2-1.

Junior Travis Beck won the first set before losing the second set. He came back in the third set to win the match, 5-4.

Saturday, the fell to top seed Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in the PSAC Championship.

Softball falls to UPJ, 5-4 & 8-4

The Mercyhurst Softball team fell to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) in Saturday’s doubleheader.

The Lakers fell by one run in the first of the two games, to a final score of 5-4, despite having scored more earned runs. Game two ended 8-4.

Nye came in for relief in game one to close out the seventh and pitched the final six innings in game two.

Men’s lacrosse silences Cardinals

The Mercyhurst men’s lacrosse team defeated the Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals, 10-9, on senior day Saturday at Tullio field.

Mercyhurst clinched a spot in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournament with the win.

Within just a minute of play, Mercyhurst found itself on the board after a goal from senior Trevor Vargo. Wheeling Jesuit answered a minute later after Tyler Buchan scored. Three more goals from Wheeling put Mercyhurst behind 4-2 at the end of the first.

Softball sweeps Golden Eagles, 8-7 and 6-4

The Mercyhurst University softball team swept Clarion University in a doubleheader at home on Friday. Freshman Heather Nye recorded both of the wins after coming in as a relief pitcher.

Senior Annie Truelove started on the mound in game one for the Lakers and senior Alexandra Puckly took game two. Game one’s win came by a walk off single in the bottom of the seventh by junior Shannon Minihane, making the final 8-7. Game two’s win came in the eighth inning after another walk-off, this time a double to center field by freshman Emily Hair, making the final score 7-6.

Baseball splits wins with Crimson Hawks

Alison Ockasi photo: Senior Giancarlo Saia drives an RBI single, sending a runner home in the first game against IUP.</p />
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    Contributed photo: Kelly Peters pushes through tackle. Peters said the first few games will not involve tackling but will be tag or flag.Contributed photo: Kelly Peters pushes through tackle. Peters said the first few games will not involve tackling but will be tag or flag.

    Softball splits double-header with Gannon

    The Mercyhurst University softball team split a doubleheader with Gannon University on Saturday, April 12. The Lakers went into the contest, 2-5, in the Pennsylvania State Athletic
    Conference against the undefeated Golden Knights.

    After a joint effort on the mound by seniors Annie Truelove and in relief, Alexandra Puckly, the Lakers took down Gannon 6-4 in the first of two games.

    Baseball wins again at home

    The no. 4-ranked Mercyhurst Baseball team swept California University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, 4-3 and 6-1.

    The win against the Vulcans is the team’s 18th win in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

    “Anytime we can win a series in the PSAC boosts the team’s morale,” junior Hank Morrison said.

    Saturday’s match-up against the Vulcans paired up junior Matt Jaskolka and junior Cam Knott as the starting pitchers for the sweep.

    Baseball ranks no. 4 in Division II poll

    Salina Bowe photo: Senior Angel Martinez walks from home plate during Saturday&amp;#039;s game against California University of Pennsylvania. The team moved 10 spots in two weeks in the national poll.Salina Bowe photo: Senior Angel Martinez walks from home plate during Saturday&#039;s game against California University of Pennsylvania. The team moved 10 spots in two weeks in the national poll.