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Rosanova notches six hits, five RBIs in finale

Antonio Rosanova (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Antonio Rosanova (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Swarthmore scored 15 runs in the sixth inning or later to sweep a Centennial Conference (CC) baseball doubleheader from McDaniel on Saturday.

The Garnet (16-22, 9-9 CC) staved off a ninth-inning rally by the Green Terror (13-22, 5-13 CC) for a 14-12 win before completing the sweep, 10-7.

Antonio Rosanova (Laurel, Md./DeMatha) led McDaniel with six hits, five RBIs and five runs scored in the two games, including a four-hit, three-RBI nightcap.

Max Grullon led Swarthmore with seven hits on the day to go with four RBIs.

Tied at 7-all in game one, AJ Liu led off the bottom of the sixth with a single up the middle before taking second on a balk.

A one-out Wesley Fishburn single put runners at the corners before a stolen base and wild pitch gave the hosts an 8-7 lead.

A walk and sacrifice fly stretched the lead to 9-0 before a Grullon single and Matt Palmer two-run double stretched the lead to 11-7.

A Keegan Romanoff (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) two-out walk and Rosanova home run on the next pitch cut the deficit in half in the seventh.

However, a pair of walks and a Fishburn three-run jack pushed the lead to 14-9 in the home half of the inning.

Kasey Nelson (St. Pete Beach, Fla./St. Michael's [Md.]) led off the eighth with a home run before Romanoff drew a leadoff walk in the ninth.

A single, fielder's choice and wild pitch made it a 14-11 game with two outs.

Nelson doubled home Nick Valori (Sewell, N.J./Washington Twp.) to bring the tying run to the plate but Charles Groppe got a strikeout to end it.

A Rosanova single, Nelson two-out RBI single and Eric Grantland (Pasadena, Md./Northeast) two-run home run staked McDaniel to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first.

The Garnet, however, scored five times over its next two at bats that included four unearned runs for a 5-3 lead.

The teams traded runs in the third before Swarthmore tacked on one more in the fifth.

Tyler O'Shea (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) led off the sixth with a double before Rosanova drew a one-out walk. A sacrifice fly and Valori two-run home run tied the game.

Nelson and O'Shea had three hits each in game one while Rosanova, Will Strauss (Freeport, N.Y./Waldorf), Grantland, Zack Glover (Stewartstown, Pa./Calvert Hall [Md.]) had two hits each.

In the nightcap, the Garnet trailed 7-3 heading to the bottom of the seventh before scoring seven times.

Conor Elliott and Cole Becker had the big blows of the frame with back-to-back two-out, two-run doubles. Earlier in the frame, the Swarthmore drew three straight walks to close the deficit to 7-4.

The Garnet jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first before singles by Grantland and Tim Griest (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) and an O'Shea double made it a 2-1 game with one out. Rosanova drove in a pair of runs with a single down the line for a 3-2 edge.

Doubles from Strauss and Nelson keyed a three-run fourth that pushed the lead to 6-2.

Singles by Rosanova and Grantland made it 7-2 in the sixth before an Elliott two-out solo home run in the bottom of the frame.

In addition to Rosanova's four hits in game two, Nelson, Grantland and Griest all had two hits.

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