Region 19 Tournament
Mercer (N.J.) 12, DelTech 2
DelTech 12, Sussex (N.J.) 2
The Roadrunners were eliminated from the NJCAA Region 19 Tournament on Saturday, May 4, to lose an opportunity to defend their title in the NJCAA Division II World Series.
The World Series champs last year, Delaware Tech dropped a 12-2 decision to Mercer (N.J.) Community College in the loser's bracket of the tournament to fall to 26-14 overall.
The Roadrunners had stayed alive earlier Saturday with a 12-2 win over Sussex County (N.J.) Community College.
In the loss to Mercer, the Roadrunners were outhit 14-6. Travis Timmons took the loss with 5 1/3 innings of work. Joe Sakewicz led DelTech offensively with two hits.
In the win over Sussex, the Roadrunners stayed alive behind a two-run homer by Tyler Brock, and a double and 3 RBI apiece from Jordan Smith, David Shell and Sakewicz.
Region 19 Tournament
Mercer (N.J.) 15, DelTech 7
Delaware Tech dropped into the loser's bracket as it attempted to battle its way back to the NJCAA Division II World Series that it captured a year ago.
Despite scoring three runs in each of the third and fourth innings and getting 10 strikeouts from pitcher Eric Ehrhardt, the Roadrunners couldn't keep up with Mercer's offensive explosion, which included a grand slam home run, two other homers, and two triples..
Mercer scored in every inning except the fifth to hand the loss to Ehrhardt, who fell to 7-4.
DelTech was led offensively by a pair of doubles and 2 RBI by Mike Easterling and a double by Craig Munch.
The loss dropped the Roadrunners to 25-13.
DelTech 8, Lackawanna (Pa.) 3
DelTech 6, Lackawana 3
The Roadrunners advanced to the Region 19 Tournament with a doubleheader sweep of Lackawanna
Eric Ehrhardt rose to 7-3 with the win on the mound in the first game. Tyler Brock went 2-for-5 with a homer and 2 RBI and Joe Sakewicz, Jordan Smith and Jake Widerman added two hits apiece.
In the second game, the Roadrunners posted three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open a 3-3 tie.
Brandon Farmer started the inning with a single and was doubled in by Mike O'Neill. Sakewicz singled O'Neill to third. O'Neill scored on a sacrifice fly by Craig Munch and Sakewicz scored on a single by Brock.
Pitcher Travis Timmons rose to 6-4 with 10 strikeouts. Smith and O'Neill each doubled in the second game, while Jeff Schnee tripled.
The victories raised DelTech to 25-12 heading into the Region 19 Tourney.
DelTech 7, Camden (N.J.) 1
The Roadrunners rose to 21-10 with the easy win over visiting Camden (N.J.) County College.
Pitcher Travis Timmons won his third straight to rise to 5-3. He went the distance as he surrendered just 5 hits in 9 innings and struck out 8.
The Roadrunners scored all of the runs they needed in the second inning as Mike Easterling doubled in Jeff Schnee, who singled to start the inning. Craig Munch then singled in Easterling for a 2-0 advantage.
Schnee added another run in the third on a solo home run and DelTech put the game out of reach in the sixth with four runs when Joe Sakewicz delivered a two-run double, Jake Widerman singled in the third run, and Tyler Brock belted a run-scoring double.
Schnee finished with three hits. Sakewicz and Widerman added two hits apiece.
Navy JV 9, DelTech 7
Navy JV 9, DelTech 7
The Roadrunners saw deja vu twice as they lost to the U.S. Naval Academy junior varsity by the same score in both ends of the doubleheader in Annapolis, Md.
Delaware Tech pitcher Tom Calvecchio suffered his first loss in the opener as Navy scored five runs in the first two innings.
The Roadrunners didn't give up, though, as they battled back from a 7-0 deficit. Tyler Brock had DelTech's only extra-base hit with a double.
In the nightcap, DelTech jumped out to the early lead only to see Navy rally with five runs over the third and fourth innings.
The Roadrunners came back again, though, to tie the game 5-5 after five innings. The game was still tied 7-7 going into the bottom of the seventh before Navy responded with the winning runs.
For DelTech, Jordan Smith and Brock each doubled while Joe Sakewicz fell to 1-2 with the loss.
DelTech 13, Gloucester (N.J.) 2
Gloucester 14, DelTech 7
The Roadrunners split a doubleheader with Eric Ehrhardt earning the win in the first game. Ehrhardt allowed just three hits and struck out seven in six innings.
Craig Munch and Tyler Brock both homered to lead the Roadrunner offense. Jordan Smith and Jake Widerman each doubled and Brandon Farmer delivered a triple.
In the second game loss, DelTech managed only five hits as pitcher Eric Carter suffered his first loss to fall to 4-1. Widerman had the only extra-base hit for the Roadrunners with a double.
DelTech 9, Salem (N.J.) 5
The Roadrunners overcame a three-run deficit in the late innings to post the victory at Carney's Point, N.J.
Trailing 5-2, the Roadrunners scored twice to pull within 5-4 entering the seventh inning before putting the game away with five runs in the last three innings.
Pitcher David Shell relieved Andy Drumheller after Salem scored all of its runs in the first two innings. Shell blanked Salem for three innings and was relieved by Travis Timmons in the seventh. Timmons shut Salem down in the final three innings to rise to 4-3.
The Roadrunners couldn't mount much of an offense in the first six innings but came alive with two runs in the seventh.
DelTech then went ahead in the eighth inning when Craig Munch drove in a run with a triple and scored on a throwing error for a 6-5 lead.
The Roadrunners scored three times in the top of the ninth inning on an RBI-single by Jordan Smith, a run-scoring sacrifice fly by John Nichols, and a run-scoring walk by Munch.
DelTech 9, Morris (N.J.) 1
DelTech 11, Morris 4
The Roadrunners swept a doubleheader to up their winning streak to four straight games for an 18-7 overall record.
In the first game, Delaware Tech was paced by pitcher Eric Ehrhardt's four-hit, 10-strikeout performance.
John Nichols backed Ehrhardt with a solo home run, a single and two RBI. Joe Sakewicz went 4-for-5 with a double and one RBI, Jake Widerman was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and Al Profeet collected a single, double and an RBI.
In the second game, the Roadrunners opened up a 9-0 lead with a five-run fifth.
Brooks Sadilek led DelTech's offense with a single and two RBI. Craig Munch and Jordan Smith both had two hits with Munch driving in a run.
Travis Timmons evened his record at 3-3 with the win on the mound. He scattered 7 hits while striking out 7 and walking 3.
DelTech 9, Lackawanna (Pa.) 2
DelTech 11, Lackawanna 2
The Roadrunners rebounded from a doubleheader loss with a doubleheader sweep as they rose to 16-7 overall.
Playing the first inning of the first game in the snow, Delaware Tech started fast with a five-run first.
Pitcher Eric Carter rose to 4-0 withthe win. He allowed only 3 hits while striking out 4.
Offensively, Jordan Smith belted a two-run double, Joe Sakewicz contributed 3 hits and 2 RBI, and Jeff Schnee went 3-for-4 with one RBI.
In the nightcap, pitcher Andy Drumheller improved to 3-1 with an 8-strikeout effort. He allowed only 4 hits.
The two teams were tied 2-2 entering the fourth inning, when DelTech took control with six runs.
Chris Rickwood led the way in the nightcap with 3 hits and an RBI. Sakewicz added 2 hits and an RBI and Dave Demko, Tyler Brock and Smith each doubled.
Brookdale (N.J.) 3, DelTech 0
Brookdale 7, DelTech 5
The Roadrunners dropped a doubleheader to visiting Brookdale (N.J.) Community College to fall to 14-7 overall.
In game one, Brookdale scored all of its runs in the first inning. Pitcher Alex Perez then made the lead stand up with 12 strikeouts in a two-hitter.
Mike Easterling had the Roadrunners' only extra base hit with a double. Sophomore pitcher Eric Ehrhardt fell to 3-2 with the loss.
In the second game, Delaware Tech fell behind again as it trailed 7-0 entering the sixth inning.
The Roadrunners then mounted a comeback, as Tyler Brock blasted a three-run homer. DelTech scored twice more in the seventh inning before a strikeout ended the game with Roadrunners on first and second.
Delaware Tech pitcher Travis Timmons gave up six runs in the fifth inning to fall to 2-3.
Delaware Tech 4, Salem (N.J.) 0
The Roadrunners won their fourth straight game to rise to 13-4 overall.
Joe Drumheller held Salem to 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking only 2. He is 2-0 this season.
Offensively, Tyler Brock doubled and scored the Roadrunners' first run in the fourth inning on a double by Joe Schnee. Brock also knocked in a run. Schnee scored in the fourth on a throwing error.
Inthe eighth inning, Al Profeet drove in DelTech's final run with a single that scored Jordan Smith. Craig Munch and Jake Widerman added two singles apiece, while Eric Ehrhardt relieved Drumheller in the ninth.
Delaware Tech 17, Comm. Coll. of R.I. 0
The Roadrunners had an easy time to complete a weekend series sweep of the visitors from Rhode Island.
With Travis Timmons and Brooks Sadilek shutting Rhode Island out on the mound, DelTech blasted away at the plate with Jordan Smith going a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and 4 RBI and Tyler Brock going 3-for-4 with two doubles and 2 RBI.
Mike Easterling, Al Profeet and Joe Drumheller added 2 hits and 2 RBI apiece. Timmons struck out 8 to rise to 2-2. He was relieved in the seventh inning by Sadilek.
Delaware Tech 8, Comm. Coll. of R.I. 2
Delaware Tech 7, Comm. Coll. of R.I. 4
The Roadrunners swept the doubleheader from the Community College of Rhode Island to rise to 11-4 overall.
In the opener, Jordan Smith knocked in three runs on a homer and a single, Mike Easterling belted a home run and a double, and Joe Sakewicz went 3-for-4 to back winning pitcher Eric Ehrhardt. Ehrhardt is now 3-1.
In the nightcap, the Roadrunners rallied for threeruns in the fourth inning to overcome a 4-2 deficit.
Eric Carter remained unbeaten at 3-0 with a 9-strikeout performance. Sakewicz' double was the only extra-base hit for the Roadrunners.
Delaware Tech 4, Briarcliffe (N.Y.) 2
Briarcliffe 4, Delaware Tech 1
The Roadrunners fell to 9-4 overall as missed scoring opportunities and a late rally by the College of Southern Maryland did them in.
The Roadrunners trailed 5-3 in the bottom of the eighth inning before Jake Widerman blasted a solo home run to pull them within 5-4.
In the bottom of the ninth, Delaware Tech again threatened, but after putting two men on base with two out, the game ended on a strikeout.
The Roadrunners were outhit 17-7 but could have won the game if not for missed scoring opportunities with the bases loaded in each of the second and fourth innings.
Delaware Tech tied the game 2-2 in the fourth inning when Joe Sakewicz walked to score Mike Easterling. DelTech closed to within 4-3 in the sixth inning when Sakewicz scored on a single by Tyler Brock.
The Roadrunners host the Community College of Rhode Island for three games this weekend, with a noon doubleheader on Saturday, March 23, and a single game on Sunday, March 24, at 11 a.m.
Delaware Tech 4, Briarcliffe (N.Y.) 2
Briarcliffe 4, Delaware Tech 1
The Roadrunners split the doubleheader with the visitors from New York.
In the opening win, pitcher Eric Ehrhardt earned the win to rise to 2-1 after Al Profeet scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball in the fifth inning and drove in pinch-runner Dave Demko in the sixth.
In the nightcap, the Roadrunners managed only one hit in a game shortened to five innings by rain.
Pitcher Travis Timmons surrendered three runs on four hits in the fifth. DelTech loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning on an error and two walks, but a double play ended the inning and the game.
The Roadrunners are now 9-3 overall as they prepare for a single game against visiting College of Southern Maryland on Thursday, March 23, at 3 p.m.
Delaware Tech 11, Essex (Md.) 1
Delaware Tech 11, Essex 5
The defending national champions opened their home season with a sweep of Essex.
In rising to 8-2 overall including their spring trip to Florida, the Roadrunners scored six runs in the sixth inning of the second game.
Jake Widerman went 2-for-3 with a home run, double and 3 RBI to pace DelTech in the nightcap and help pitcher Joe Drumheller to his first win of the year.
Jeff Schnee also went 2-for-3 with a home run and 2 RBI, while Tyler Brock contributed 3 RBI and a triple.
In the first game, Eric Carter rose to 2-0 with a one-hitter with five strikeouts through five innings.
Joe Sakewicz went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI, Al Profeet was 2-for-2 with 2 RBI, Craig Munch went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI, Jeff Schnee blasted a two-run double, and David Shell notched an RBI-triple.
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