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Holman Shuts Down Mt. Aloysius as La Roche Advances In AMCC Tournament

Holman Shuts Down Mt. Aloysius as La Roche Advances In AMCC Tournament

The La Roche University Redhawks began their AMCC Title defense with a victory as starting pitcher Travis Holman shut down Mt. Aloysius 5-1 in their opening game of the AMCC tournament. Holman went the distance, allowing just one run and no earned runs while striking out seven. 

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Brandon Nania homered and drove in three. Troy Kifer hit in two while Jonathan Spina scored twice.

Mt. Aloysius struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first.

The Redhawks fought back in the bottom of the second inning. Spina led off the inning with a double and Nania followed with a 2-run shot deep over the right-centerfield wall and a 2-1 Redhawk lead. La Roche never looked back as Holman cruised over the final eight innings.

La Roche extended their lead in the fourth inning. The Redhawks used a pair of bunts to place runners on first and second and AMCC walks leader Jay Novak drew ball four to load the bases. Kifer came through with a 2-run single to score Spina and Roebuck and stretch their lead to three runs. 

La Roche gave Holman a cushion with a run in the bottom of the eighth. Tristen Tinney launched a ball just inches short of a home run to advance to third with a standup triple. Nania used a groundout to first base to score Tinney and a 5-1 lead. 

Holman followed with a scoreless ninth inning to advance the Redhawks in the AMCC Tournament winner's bracket.