Broncs Win a Pair at the Bob Hannah Invitational
NEWARK, DE – The Rider University baseball team took both ends of a doubleheader at the Bob Hannah Invitational on Sunday afternoon, defeating Delaware State, 4-2, and host Delaware, 4-3, at Bob Hannah Stadium. The Broncs (3-4) have now won three straight games.
In the first game of the day, Rider pushed across two runs in the eighth inning to break a two-two tie. In the frame, senior catcher Lee Lipinski (Glen Arm, MD/Calvert Hall) had a one-out RBI single to left to bring the eventual game-winning run home. Later in the stanza, Harrison McClure (Atlanta, GA/South Florida State/North Atlanta) came around to score an insurance run on an error by the Delaware State catcher.
On the mound, sophomore Dylan Simcik (Newtown, PA/Holy Ghost Prep) worked a scoreless inning of relief to earn his second win of the spring. In the ninth, Andrew Tumbelty (Westampton, NJ/Rancocas Valley) retired the side in order for his first save of the season.
In the nightcap, McClure and junior infielder Christian Estevez (River Edge, NJ/River Dell) both went 2-for-4 with an RBI as Rider defeated host Delaware, 4-3. The Broncs erased an early two-run deficit by scoring one run in both the fourth and fifth innings before plating a pair in the sixth. The two-run outburst in the sixth once again broke a two-two tie as Tyler Kaiser (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) smack an RBI triple to right center and would later come around to score on a sac fly from Lipinkski.
Nick Margevicius (North Royalton, OH/Saint Ignatius) got the win for the Broncs after tossing five innings and allowing just two earned runs, while striking out seven. In relief, Josh Sharik (Ewing, NJ/Plumstead Christian School) threw three innings of no-hit relief and Tumbelty got out of a jam in the ninth to earn the save.
NOTES & QUOTES
“It was a good day for us,” Rider Head Coach Barry Davis said. “I thought we pitched well, especially in game two. What Nick and Josh did in the second game was key for us.”
- Three Broncs recorded multi-hit games in the second game of the doubleheader.
- On the day, the Rider bullpen worked 8.2 innings and allowed just one earned run.
- Margevicius (1-0) had a final line 5 innings, 7K, 7H, 2ER, 2BB.
BRONCS BY THE NUMBERS
- Simcik leads the team in wins with two.
- Tumbelty two saves on the day were the first two of his career.
- Lipinski has a team-high 6 RBIs
- Margevicius has a 2.25 ERA in 12 innings this season.
The Broncs close out the Bob Hannah Invitational with a single game against Delaware on Monday, March 6, that is slated to begin at 11:00 am.
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