Misericordia knocks out top seed Moravian in Mid-Atlantic Regional
MOOSIC, Pa. -- Corey Lee scattered 10 hits in 7.2 innings to lead Misericordia to a 4-3 win against top-seeded Moravian in an elimination game at the DIII Mid-Atlantic Regional at PNC Field.
The Cougars took advantage of five hit batsmen and three Greyhounds errors to reach the 30-win plateau for the fourth straight season (30-14-1).
Kyle Seawards led Misericordia with two hits. Cory Vogeli got the last four outs to record his second save.
Matt Hanson and Mike Roethke both had three hits for Moravian who finished 32-12.
Nicolas Ampietro allowed just four hits and one earned run over 5.2 innings while absorbing the loss.
Moravian took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when Mike Roethke ripped a lead-off double to left center, moved to third on a balk and came home on an outfield error.
Misericordia tied it in the bottom of the frame.Joe Tagliarini coaxed a lead-off walk and Jeremy DeCotiis was hit by a pitch and Chris Boroch walked to load the bases. Nick Hair singled through the right side to drive in Tagliarini, but Moravian right fielder Matt Hanson threw DeCotiis out at the plate for the second out.
Misericordia took a 2-1 lead in the fifth when Nick Hair reached second on an error to lead off the inning and came around to score on Chris Boroch’s line drive through the hole.
Misericordia tacked on a pair of two-out runs in the sixth. Mike Comerford reached on an error and raced to third on Kyle Seawards’ single through the right side. Following a pitching change, pinch hitter Miles Westrich was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Al Reda and DeCotiis were both hit by pitches to force in two runs.
The Greyhounds got a run back in the top of the seventh. Roethke singled up the middle and Alex Bull singled to center and both runners moved up on a misplay.
Moravian cut the deficit to 4-3 with another run in the eighth. Hanson singled up the middle and moved to third on Charles Savite’s double off the base of the right field wall.