Baseball earns first regional title in eight years

The Ithaca Higher education men’s baseball team received its regional bracket May perhaps 23 with a 17–2 thrashing above Keystone College or university. The acquire marks the 1st time due to the fact 2013 that the program gained a regional title and the very first time in system record that it state-of-the-art to the super regional, a new addition to the playoffs, which it will host at Freeman Subject Could 27–28.

Immediately after profitable the Liberty League conference with an 18–5 earn about the College of Rochester on Could 14, the Bombers moved into the NCAA Division III Regional Match with strong momentum but had to deal with climate troubles that prevented them from playing for almost a whole working day.

Irrespective of the extended break, the crew won its 1st activity 8–5 May 21 in excess of No. 25 Montclair Point out College. Senior pitcher Kyle Lambert was the star for the Bombers, pitching his initially total sport of the time, while senior infielder Buzz Shirley went 4-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBIs.

From Keystone University on May 22, the Bombers won 7–2 in spite of going down 2–0 in the initial inning. On the other hand, Keystone would not go down easy, forcing a rematch right after defeating Immaculata College 6–5 to progress to the regional final.

In the ultimate of the event, Keystone just could not keep up. The Bombers jumped to a 4–0 lead in the to start with inning, though their opponents could not score right up until the sixth. Freshman pitcher Colin Leyner, who was also on the mound for the team’s 18–5 win in excess of Rochester, authorized just three hits in his 7 innings of perform. Junior infielder Matt Fabian led the offense in a activity exactly where each and every batter achieved base at minimum when, likely 3-for-5 with a home operate and three RBIs.

Subsequent the summary of the regional spherical, the NCAA announced that the South Hill squad would host the super regional, where by the Bombers will confront Catholic College on May 27 and 28 in a very best-of-3 collection. The winner of the series will journey to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to choose aspect in the NCAA Division III Entire world Collection from June 3–8. Game one particular against Catholic will be midday May possibly 27 at Freeman Area.

By Harriet