WILKES-BARRE —Wilkes baseball snapped a six-game winning streak by splitting a doubleheader with Mount Aloysius, winning 7-2 in game one before falling 11-8 in the nightcap.
Tom Ring shut the Mounties down allowing two hits despite a leadoff home run in the second game. He collected seven strikeouts and allowed only two free passes, one run in five innings of work. Pittston Area grad Carmen Lopresto had two hits for the Colonels.
In the second game, Berwick alum Zach Lazar pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief while recording three strikeouts. Lopresto hit safely twice with two RBI.
Wilkes finishes 10th at Muhlenberg
Wilkes placed 10th at the Muhlenberg Invitational held at Lehigh Country Club in Allentown.
The Colonels shot a combined 383 (+103) at the par 70, 6442-yard course. Jeremy Nolt led the way for Wilkes, carding n 86 (+16) for 27th place. Darren Mensch followed with a 92 (+22) to finish in 38th place. Jonathan Nagar (43rd) and Conor Clair (51st) rounded the Colonel scorers).
Cougar pair win awards
Two Misericordia Freedom Conference were honored as players of the week for their respective sports. Wyoming Valley West graduate Evan Robaczewski won the Pitcher of the Week, and Whitney Ellenberg was honored the Softball Player of the Week.
Robaczewski pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout of Eastern. His 10 strikeouts tied the school single-season record with 58, and he tied Misericordia’s career wins record with 17 victories.
Ellenberg hit .450 (9-for-20) in six games during the week. She had three doubles with 11 runs scored and four RBI.
Wilkes duo sweep tennis weeklies
For the third straight week, a Wilkes duo — Amanda Holyk and Brendon Blachowski — swept men’s and women’s tennis Freedom Conference Players of the Week awards.
Holyk won all three of her singles and doubles matches for the week against King’s, Stevenson and New York University. She teamed up with Olivia Hewison at No. 3 to allow just eight games through three matches. Blachowski went 3-0 in singles matches at the No. 4/6 singles and teamed with Clarke Freeman to go 2-0 at No. 3 doubles.