Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Lynn, MA: The Lynn Daily Item, North Shore Navigators and Lasell College are proud to launch the first ever LEARNING WITH THE NAVIGATORS, Newspapers In Education intiative in the Lynn Public Schools.
Each Tuesday from March 22nd to June 6th a different Navigator will be featured, providing Lynn School Children and readers of the Daily Item with up to date features and interesting facts about the Navs' players, their hometowns and universities.
It promises to be an exciting way to learn about & from our players. Shain Stoner of Point Loma university, pictured above, is the first Nav featured in the series. Check it out at http://itemlive.com/navigators/3-22.html


TROY, N.Y. – The Liberty League has announced its weekly award winners in baseball and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Jonny Rio, Dan Duval and Andrew Kalish have been recognized. Rio was named Performer of the Week, while Duval and Kalish were tabbed Pitcher and Rookie of the Week, respectively.

Duval, a junior righthander out of Middleton, Mass., went 2-0 in two starts last week, allowing just four runs (3 earned) on seven hits over 12.2 innings for a 2.13 earned run average. His two victories came against Ripon College and UMass-Dartmouth.

As a sophomore in 2010, Duval was 4-3 with a 3.18 earned run average in 51.0 innings. Appearing in 11 contests, including seven as a starter, he recorded two complete games and struck out 34 batters to 18 walks. The Masconomet High School graduate allowed a .268 opponents batting average.

The Engineers (6-4) are back on the diamond on Wednesday when they travel south to face William Paterson (3:30pm). RPI makes its home debut on Saturday with a Liberty League doubleheader against St. Lawrence at Robison Field (1pm).


(Jerry Elsing of Rutgers, picutred to left)

WEEK 5 Action around the country

Baylor: In a three-game series with Texas Tech, Crayton Bare came in as a reliever twice. In game one, he pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout. In game three, he faced two batters and gave up one hit.

Boston College: After having their game against Bryant postponed due to poor weather, Matt Alvarez and Matt McGovern traveled with the Eagles to Maryland for a three-game series against the Terps. Alvarez pitched a hitless inning in game one, striking out one.

Clemson: Kevin Pohle, Mike Dunster and Jon McGibbon’s Tigers faced off against Presbyterian and Duke this week. McGibbon had a hit in each of the three games he played in, also scoring two runs, drawing two walks and knocking in two runs. Pohle pitched in one game, going three innings while only giving up one run and grabbing two strikeouts.

Columbia: Dario Pizzano had a very solid week, going 9-27 over six games. On Thursday he was a single short of the cycle, with four RBI and one run. He added two RBI on Tuesday and again on Friday.

Cypress: The Chargers saw limited action this week, playing just two games. Chase Harrison played in both games, collecting a hit, a walk and a run.

Dartmouth: The Big Green had a busy week, facing six different opponents in five days. Michael Johnson pitched in a game against Long Island University, earning the win after pitching five scoreless innings and fanning three.

Florida: Cody Dent came in as a defensive replacement or pinch runner in all four of Florida’s games this week. He had one hit and one walk.

Georgia Perimeter: Kevin Kyle pitched once this week, in a game against Abraham Baldwin College. He pitched five solid innings, striking out five and giving up only two hits, earning the win, to move his record up to 4-1.

Notre Dame: Both Dan Slania and Eric Jagielo got a lot of playing time this week, with the Fighting Irish facing UTSA, Iowa and Gonzaga for five games total. Slania pitched in four of those games for six combined innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits and striking out two. Jagielo played in all five games, gathering six hits (including three doubles), two stolen bases, two walks, and two RBI.

Oklahoma: Kindle Ladd, Drew Dahlberg and the rest of the Sooners traveled to Arizona State and then faced Texas A&M at home, and, facing a rough stretch, won just one of their games.

Oklahoma State: Saulyer Saxon’s Cowboys faced off this week against Central Arkansas and Kansas for four games overall this week, which they split. Saxon played in the opener against Kansas, getting a hit and a walk.

Palm Beach State: The Panthers are 18-11 on the season, thanks in part to Dan Patrick’s 2-0 record. He’s pitched 31 innings, allowing 16 earned runs and striking out 16. He has a 4.65 ERA.

Point Loma: The Sea Lions played a four-game series against Azusa Pacific University. Garret Levsen pitched 7 1/3 innings in the series opener, allowing five earned runs and striking out two, earning the loss in the close game. Shain Stoner hit a three-run home run in the same game.

Rhode Island: Bobby Dean pitched three innings against Southern Miss on Saturday, fanning four batters and giving up just one run on two hits.

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights battled Old Dominion and East Carolina this week, with sophomore Jerry Elsing facing them each once. Overall, he threw for 1 1/3 innings, gave up one hit and one run, and struck out three.

South Florida: Chad Taylor tallied six hits on the week, adding three runs, two RBI, and a stolen base.

Southern New Hampshire: Junior Mendez and Matt Boulter’s squad played only one game this week due to weather, and a great game it was. The Penmen defeated American International in blowout fashion, 19-5, with Boulter collecting four hits (including a home run and a triple), six RBI, and four runs.

Tennessee: Carter Watson and Blake Berger’s Volunteers are enjoying quite a year, going 16-4 so far. In a win over Austin Peay, Watson tossed two innings and striking out one, while only allowing an unearned run. He gave up his first earned runs of the season on Sunday, earning the loss against Kentucky.

Tusculum: Pat Holleran played in two games over the week. He came in as a defensive replacement in both, getting just one at-bat.

Wheaton: Nolan Corr made his season debut on Sunday, going six innings but surrendering six runs and getting the loss.