WILLIMANTIC — Led by the bat of Meriden’s Jack Rich, who batted a team-higher .500 for the three-match function, the Japanese Connecticut baseball team swept the Rochester, N.Y. Regional Match to progress to this weekend’s Super Regional at household in opposition to Rowan College.
Abundant and the Warriors go in at 42-3 and using a 16-match profitable streak. They are rated No. 1 nationally in Division III college baseball.
The ideal-of-three Super Regional among ECSU and No. 10 Rowan (33-8) opens Friday at midday at Jap Baseball Stadium. Game 2 is Saturday at 11 a.m. A third game, if necessary, will observe 30 minutes right after the conclusion of Recreation 2.
The winner developments to the NCAA Division III countrywide event, which plays June 3-8 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Prosperous, a Wilcox Tech grad, heads to the Tremendous Regional soon after likely 6-for-12 in Rochester. The senior experienced 3 additional-base hits, like his fourth home operate of the period.
In the ultimate recreation of the regional, a 5-4 victory around Middlebury, Prosperous linked for a two-operate double. A day earlier, in a 17-4 get above Middlebury, Wealthy doubled and collected three hits. He homered in the opener against Swarthmore, a 10-7 victory.
The 3- sweep gave the Warriors their 13th NCAA regional title because 1982, but only their first given that 2007. A excursion to the national event would be Eastern’s 15th. The Warriors have won 4 countrywide titles, the last coming in 2002.
Wealthy is hitting .376 on the time (41-for-109) with 13 added-base hits and 32 runs batted in.
Ryan Dad or mum, Josh Cofrancesco, Kevin McIntyre and Ryan Henderson — all from Southington — also go well with up for head coach Brian Hamm and the Warriors.