No. 10 Rowan edges No. 3 Southern Maine 2-1 in battle of top 10 teams
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Junior right-hander Dylan Johannink tossed a complete game four-hitter to earn his first win of the season Friday as No. 10 Rowan defeated No. 3 Southern Maine 2-1 at Chain O Lakes Park.
Johannink and USM senior right-hander Chris Bernard hooked up in a pitchers' duel as each gave up only four hits and one walk. Johannick surrendered an unearned run in the first inning, and then shut down the Huskies' bats, giving up only two harmless singles over the last eight innings. Bernard, who took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, gave up a run in the fifth and an unearned marker that proved to be the winning run in the eighth.
USM broke on top in the first inning when Paul McDonough doubled and scored from second on a throwing error. In the fifth, Rowan tied the game on Eric Perez's two-out single and Rich Powelson's double.
The Profs scored the winning run in the eighth inning as Powelson reached on an infield error, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Ryan Pavlik's single.
With its third consecutive win, Rowan improved to 9-2. Southern Maine is now 7-3.