College roundup: JWCC outfielder does it all in pair of wins

Posted: Mar. 11, 2013 11:00 am Updated: Apr. 1, 2013 12:15 pm


Mark Carpenter is doing a little of everything for the John Wood Community College baseball team.

Make that a lot of everything.

The freshman center fielder sparked Sunday's offensive outburst with four stolen bases in a 9-1 victory over Salem Community College and a three-run homer in an 11-0 victory over Lackawanna College at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Carpenter added a two-run single against Salem, and his home run against Lackawanna was part of an eight-run inning.

It complemented strong pitching quite well.

Chris Martin allowed a run and five hits over six innings to earn the victory against Salem. Corey Huskey tossed a scoreless seventh inning.

Run support wasn't an issue. The Trail Blazers (3-1) stole 10 bases, including three by sophomore right fielder John Lozano, who had two hits, including a double, a drove in two runs. A four-run fourth inning gave JWCC a 7-0 lead.

Against Lackawanna, freshman left-hander Brandon Genenbacher allowed two hits and struck out four over four innings, continuing a trend of solid starting pitching. In four games, JWCC's starting pitchers have allowed one earned run over 22 1/3 innings.

Antonio Feliz and Brennen Hurley each had run-scoring singles in the second inning against Lackawanna, helping the Trail Blazers build a 3-0 lead. In the third, Hurley added a two-run single and Nay Seldomridge had an RBI triple.

QU 3-3, Southwestern Oklahoma 0-7: A doubleheader split in non-conference action allowed the Hawks to take two out of three games on the road, although errors kept QU from the series sweep.

Charles Kapala tossed a one-hitter in the 3-0 victory, striking out four over seven innings taking advantage of a three-run cushion.

In the second inning, Kenny May drove home Peter Cunningham with a single to center field. Although May was caught trying to steal second during the next at-bat, Gordon Gundaker scored on the backend of the double steal.

In the third inning, Mitchell Broughton's single moved Joe Williams into scoring position, and Williams scored on a fielding error.

In the nightcap, QU tied the game at 3 in the top of the eighth inning, but two errors in the bottom of the frame allowed Southwestern Oklahoma to score four runs.

Drake Austin went 2 for 4 for QU, while Nick Stroud took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits over four innings.



QU 6-0, Kentucky Wesleyan 2-3: The Lady Hawks ended a 12-day road trip with a Great Lakes Valley Conference split.

QU (7-11, 2-2 GLVC) was scheduled to play KWC at home, but because of winter storms, the games were moved to Owensville, Ky., and played on the Lady Hawks' trip home from the Rebel Games in Florida.

In the opener, Ashleigh Roscetti and Sara Stafford had RBI singles in a two-run first inning after Monica Gray led off the game with a double. Gray added an RBI single in the fourth, and back-to-back doubles by Roscetti and Stafford in the fifth gave the Lady Hawks a 4-0 lead.

The Panthers (3-11, 1-3 GLVC) cut the lead in half on Amber Pendergraft's two-run double in the top of the sixth. The Hawks added a couple insurance runs in the seventh on RBI hits by Gray and sophomore catcher Emma Topps.

Lauren Francis earned the victory, allowing two runs on four hits. She struck out four and walked two.

Gray was 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI and Roscetti was 2 for 2 with two doubles and a walk.

In the second game, QU committed four errors, leading to three runs in the first two innings. Meanwhile, the Lady Hawks couldn't take advantage of nine hits. Three times they had a runner reach third base without being able to score.

Francis (4-5) took the loss, allowing four hits while five strikeouts and three walks. Roscetti, Francis and Nicole Richards had two hits apiece for QU.




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