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Adelphi stops Greyhound baseball, 2-0, in NCAA regional

May 15, 2009

Adelphi 2, Assumption 0

RINDGE, NH --- Sophomore righthander ROBERT NIXON (Welland, Ontario/Notre Dame) pitched a sparkling seven-hitter and struck out 13 for his third complete game as third-seeded Adelphi University defeated fifth-seeded Assumption College, 2-0, in the N.C.A.A. Division II East Regional baseball tournament here FRIDAY night at Pappas Field on the campus of Franklin Pierce University.

The Panthers defeated fourth-seeded Dowling, NY (8-1) earlier in the day, while the Greyhounds had defeated host and second-seeded Franklin Pierce (5-4) Thursday. In other action Friday, top-seeded Dominican, NY eliminated Franklin Pierce (5-4) and Dowling beat sixth-seeded Wilmington, DE (3-2).

The Greyhounds will play Wilmington, DE Saturday at 3 p.m., while Adelphi will play against the winner of that game at 10 p.m. Graduation exercises at Franklin Pierce University have moved the tournament to a 3 p.m. start.

The Panthers finally got to Assumption junior lefthander MICHAEL COLEBROOK (Leicester, MA/Saint John's) in the fifth inning. He retired the first 10 batters he faced and was in a scoreless duel with Nixon through four innings. He allowed just three hits in his 6.2 inning stint.

In the inning, junior third baseman CHRIS WEIDLEIN (Merrick, NY/Calhoun) led with a ground ball single up-the-middle and moved to third on a double to leftcenter by junior designated hitter ANTHONY ANZALONE (Smithtown, NY/Rocky Point). An infield roller by junior rightfielder JUSTIN CIAMILLO (Sayville, NY/Sayville) plated the first run and a safety squeeze bunt by senior shortstop MIKE COLONNA (Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) made it 2-0.

Colebrook left with two outs in the seventh inning with a season-high nine strikeouts. Junior lefthander ANDREW QUINN (Taunton, MA/Coyle Cassidy), who fanned five in two innings Thursday against Franklin Pierce in picking up his second save, left000 the bases-loaded with a strike out of senior centerfielder ROBERT PACCIONE (Bayside, NY/St. Francis Prep).

Only junior first baseman TIM SCAFIDI (Worcester, MA/Burncoat) had two hits against Nixon.

The Greyhounds are now 33-20-1 overall, while Adelphi is 33-14.

Click here for ASSUMPTION-ADELPHI box score


N.C.A.A. DIVISION II EAST REGIONAL SCHEDULE

at Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

(six-team, double-elimination tournament)

UPDATED THROUGH FRIDAY'S GAMES

Thursday, May 14 through Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tournament Seedings

1, Dominican, NY (38-13)

2, Franklin Pierce (37-18)

3, Adelphi, NY (32 -14)

4, Dowling (31-15)

5, Assumption (33-20-1)

6, Wilmington, DE (28-28)


THURSDAY, May 14, 2009

Game 1: Wilmington 10, Dominican 1

Game 2: Assumption 4, Franklin Pierce 3

FRIDAY, May 15, 2009

Game 3: Adelphi 8, Dowling 1

Game 4: Dominican 5, Franklin Pierce 4 (Franklin Pierce eliminated)

Game 5: Dowling 3, Wilmington 2

Game 6: Adelphi 2, Assumption 0

SATURDAY, May 16, 2009

Game 7: Wilmington vs. Assumption, 3 p.m.

Game 8: Dominican vs. Dowling, 6:30 p.m.

Game 9: Adelphi vs. Game 7 Winner, 10 p.m.


If two teams remain after Game 9, the following schedule will be used

SUNDAY, May 17, 2009

Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner, 2 p.m.

Game 11: Game 10 rematch, 5:30 p.m.

Game 11 only necessary if Game 8 Winner wins Game 10


If three teams remain after Game 9, the following schedule will be used

SUNDAY, May 17, 2009

Game 10: Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Loser, 2 p.m.

Game 11: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, 5:30 p.m.


N.C.A.A. DIVISION II WORLD SERIES

May 23-30, 2009

Baseball National Training Complex, Cary, NC