Sports Roundup: Spring Sports Regular Season Comes To a Close

Sean Benkert, Reporter

Regular-season sports competition was held last week. That means that, at least for now, this column will also end.

Misericordia baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse and softball all saw their regular seasons come to an end as they geared up for playoff action.

Starting on the diamond with baseball, the Cougars won three games this week and secured the second seed spot in the MAC Freedom Tournament.

They beat Keystone College, 12-7, in an out-of-conference game and picked up wins against Delaware Valley in two consecutive games.

In the first game, the Cougars rocked Delaware Valley, 27-7. Garret Mcilihenney went 2-for-2 with two walks to get on base for all four at bats. He also stole four bases and scored four runs. Brady Madden hit a triple and Brendan Gray and Brock Bollinger each hit doubles.

In the second game against Del Val, the Cougars won, 11-2. The bats were going in this game as the Cougs capitalized on 20 hits in the game with Mcilihenney, Derrick Vosburg and Austin Miles the stars of this game. They combined for 10 hits, while Vosburg also homered. The men’s baseball team will host Stevens on Friday.

In lacrosse action, the men lost two games this week playing against DeSales and Arcadia.

In the 14-8 loss to DeSales, Carson Venis and Robert Wagner led the team with four total points. Garret Heidecker had eight ground balls and Venis and Jacob Miller followed behind with four each.

Against Arcadia, the Cougars honored nine seniors to start their day. After the recognitions, the team fell, 13-6. Wagner had three assists to total three points and Kyle Vanderberg had four points with three goals. Heidecker had five ground balls while Spencer Sunderburg led with seven in the game.

The women’s lacrosse team beat both DeSales and Arcadia this weekend.

In the first game against DeSales, the Lady Cougs won, 16-6. Michelle Torzilli had five points, while Alyssa Delgadillo and Molly Celesky each had four points.

Against Arcadia, the Cougars were led by Rachel Shook with six total points and four goals.

The Lady Cougs will play Stevens in the tournament this Wednesday.

The softball team had a 4-0 week in doubleheader wins against King’s and FDU-Florham.

Against King’s, the Cougars won, 7-1, in the first game and 5-4 in the second game.

Kait Redling had three hits while Alexa McHugh had two hits and Zariah Alvin homered. The second game was highlighted by a three-run walk-off homer by second basemen Nikki Elliot. The Cougars trailed for much of the game and Nikki Elliot blasted a three-run shot for the win.

On Saturday against FDU, the Cougs won the first game, 2-1, led by 2-hit performances from Bri Holder and Miranda Bohn. Alexa McHugh won the game in the circle. In the second game, the Misericordia women won, 8-4, and clinched the first seed bye in the MAC Freedom Tournament. McHugh had a big game, going 2-for-3 and Emma Griffin hit a 2-run RBI single.

The Lady Cougars earned a bye and play an as yet unknown opponent this Thursday.