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Neumann Knight Steve maloney catches Eastern's Murray in a run down.
Baseball Sweeps Eastern on Senior Day 9-4, 2-1

April 29, 2006

Box Score

Neumann, P.A. - Neumann College used a three-run third inning and four-run fourth inning to post a 9-4 win over the Eagles in the PAC opener. Senior Bob Marchese pitched five innings allowing just four runs while senior Steve Maloney closed things up for Marchese in game one. The Knights Phil Kelly pitch a complete seven innings in the nightcap striking out two in the 2-1 victory as the Knights swept Eastern University on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Bruder Field.


Four seniors were honored before playing their final regular-season games - Bob Marchese, Ryan Aberts, Matt Backert, and Steve Maloney.












The Knights improve to 10-19 overall and 6-15 in the PAC. Eastern falls to 9-24 overall and 5-16 in the PAC.


In game one, Eastern scored one run in the top of the second inning and added another before they were force to the field. Neumann shut down the Eagles in the top of third and then put on the hits. Neumann received double play action from senior Matthew Backert and sophomore Christopher Dascher for the Knights' first RBI of the day. Dascher stole third and made it across the plate when the Eastern's John Montague had an error in judgment which made room for Dascher. Phil Backert also started the day with a hit as the first baseman singled up the third base line, setting the stage for Brian Chesnick who also took extra bases, scoring Torriero and recording a double in the books.


The Marchese kept the visitors scoreless in the fourth, and his team repaid him by scoring four runs in the bottom of the inning. Matt Backert was walked followed by a Steve Maloney singled to start the Knights at bat. James Jordan also took a base on balls before Dascher sacrificed his at bat for the 4-2 lead. An error by the Eagles led Marc Torriero to first and scored Maloney, but the final run of the inning was scored by Chesnick whose single up the middle scored Torriero for the 6-2 lead.


In the fifth inning the Eagles made some good plays, scoring two runs in the inning. However, the stellar play of Torriero and Nicholas Medell prevented the Eagles for taking over. The pair knocked out EU's Tim Stephan at second when the sophomore tried to steal but was unsuccessful.


The doubles kept coming for the Knights as James Jordan's double scored Steve Maloney in the fifth. Jordan was able to go full circle when pass balls opened the door home for the right fielder, closing out the scoring for the Knights. Eastern did cross the plate one more time in the six but could not break the Knights unity as Neumann took game one 9-4.


Marchese threw 5.1 innings and gave up two earned runs on six hits, while striking out one. Eagles starter Andrew Reynolds takes the loss, allowing nine runs on ten hits.


In the nightcap, Neumann tied the score 1-1 in the bottom of the six and then added the game winner in the seventh when David Thompson singled and then teamed up with Mendell who pinch ran for the second baseman. Mendall advance to third and then crossed the plate when Steve Maloney was walked by Eastern's starting pitcher Kenny Long with bases loaded ending the game 2-1.



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