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Delaware Tech '03
Baseball Recap
Delaware Tech Roadrunners
2003 Game-by-Game

April 6, 2003
Delaware Tech 20, Morris (N.J.) 0
Morris 4, Delaware Tech 3

DelTech's Jake WidermanPhoto: Delaware Tech's Jake Widerman

The Roadrunners split a doubleheader with the visitors from New Jersey as their record moved to 13-9.

Delaware Tech scored a season-high in runs in the first game and Scott Manko threw six innings of shutout pitching for the win. Manko was relieved by Mike Pettee in the seventh.

Jake Widerman, Craig Munch and Brandon Farmer sparked the offensive outburst as the Roadrunners totalled 17 hits.

Farmer doubled, homered and drove in four runs, Widerman went 3-for-4 with one RBI, and Munch doubled twice. Gordy Quillen added a double and two RBI and Joe Drumheller doubled.

In the nightcap, the Roadrunners missed a golden opportunity for a sweep when they left the bases loaded with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Drumheller and Matt Megee both doubled, while Andy Drumheller took the loss on the mound.

April 5, 2003
Delaware Tech 4, Lackawanna (Pa.) 1
Lackawanna 6, Delaware Tech 4

DelTech's Matt MegeePhoto: Delaware Tech's Matt Megee

The Roadrunners split a doubleheader with the visitors from Pennsylvania as their record moved to 12-8.

Delaware Tech got a complete game effort from pitcher Nick D'Angelo to capture the opener. D'Angelo struck out 8 and walked none to earn the win.

Offensively, Matt Megee belted the Roadrunners' only extra base hit with a double.

In the second game, the Roadrunners lost an extra-inning affair for the second time this year.

Tied 4-4, Lackawanna scored twice in the top of the eighth inning.

The Roadrunners couldn't answer in the bottom of the eighth despite a one-out single by David Shell and an error that put runners on first and third.

The game ended on a groundout by shortstop Craig Munch.

March 29, 2003
Brookdale (N.J.) CC 5, Delaware Tech 4
Brookdale 3, Delaware Tech 1

Photo: Delaware Tech's Craig Munch

DelTech Craig MunchThe Roadrunners were swept in a doubleheader in New Jersey to fall to 11-7 overall.

The first game was tied 4-4 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, but a Delaware Tech error allowed the winning run to cross the plate. Pitcher Scott Manko suffered the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits. He struck out five and walked none.

Sussex Central grad Colby Steele sparked the offense in the first game with a two-run single. Jordan Smith singled twice and drove in a run, Craig Munch belted a triple, and Matt Santis added a double.

In the second game, pitcher Nick D'Angelo went the distance but took the loss after striking out five and walking one. He scattered five hits.

Delaware Tech's only run was scored by first baseman Jordan Smith, who led off the second inning with a double. He advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on a balk.

Matt Megee added a double for the Roadrunners.

DelTech pitcher Matt Chance

March 25, 2003
Delaware Tech 12,
Salem (N.J.) CC 1

Photo: Delaware Tech pitcher Matt Chance

The Roadrunners improved to 11-5 overall with a six-run fourth inning.

Delaware Tech had eight hits in all, and six of them were doubles.

The offensive outburst supported the two-hit pitching of right-hander Matt Chance. Chance struck out 9 and walked 2.

Craig Munch led the Roadrunners at the plate with two hits and three RBI.

Munch, Matt Megee, Sean Durkin, Matt Santis, Morgan Schirmer and Daid Shell all belted doubles for the Roadrunners.

March 23, 2003
Delaware Tech 11, CC of Rhode Island 6
CC of Rhode Island 6, Delaware Tech 5

DelTech first baseman Jordan SmithPhoto: Delaware Tech first baseman Jordan Smith

The Roadrunners rose to 10-5 overall with a split of a doubleheader.

In the opener, Delaware Tech took an 8-0 lead behind the bats of Jordan Smith, Craig Munch and Jake Widerman.

All three drilled home runs in the contest, with Smith going 3-or-4 with 3 runs batted in, Munch knocking in 3 runs, and Widerman going 2-for-2.

Pitcher Scott Manko earned the win on the mound with seven strikeouts.

In the second game, the Roadrunners hurt themselves in the field with six errors as Rhode Island scored the game-winner in the ninth inning.

Widerman went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in that contest.

March 15-16, 2003
Briarcliffe 5, Delaware Tech 3
Delaware Tech 4, Briarcliffe 2
Briarcliffe 5, Delaware Tech 2

DelTech shortstop Sean DurkinPhoto: Delaware Tech shortstop Sean Durkin

The Roadrunners returned home for the first time this season after an 8-2 spring training swing through Florida to drop two of three to the visitors from New York. In the three games, Delaware Tech managed only 13 hits.

In the Roadrunners' 4-2 victory on Saturday, March 15, Sean Durkin hit a solo home run and Jake Widerman and Jordan Smith added a hit and an RBI. Pitcher Josh Anderson got the win on the mound.

In their 5-3 loss on Saturday, the Roadrunners lost a 3-1 lead when Briarcliffe scored one run in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth. David Shell delivered a bases-loaded double in the fourth to give DelTech its lead. Pitcher Andy Drumheller took the loss.

In the 5-2 defeat on Sunday, March 16, the Roadrunners were led by Matt Santis with two hits and an RBI.

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