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Badamo's gem leads Dowling's title repeat

Tyler Badamo threw a two-hitter with seven strikeouts as No. 2 Dowling beat No. 4 Bridgeport, 7-0, to win its second straight ECC Tournament baseball championship Saturday at St. John's.

Dowling (31-17) earned the ECC automatic bid to the NCAA East Regional Tournament, which begins Thursday. Dowling has made the NCAA Tournament three of the last four seasons.

Sean Craig went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs, Rob Veltre had three RBIs and Ian Schneider went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run.

Hofstra 7, Towson 1

Danny Poma had three hits and two runs and Matt Ford and Jared Hammer each had two RBIs for visiting Hofstra (30-19, 17-9 CAA), which won its school-record 30th game. John Tiedemann (7-3) struck out four and gave up five hits in six innings.

Stony Brook sweeps UMBC

Steven Goldstein had three hits and five RBIs, while Travis Jankowski, Pat Cantwell and Maxx Tissenbaum each had three RBIs as the Seawolves (38-11, 16-3) battered UMBC, 21-8, in the second game of an America East doubleheader.

Tanner Nivins and Kevin Courtney each had a hit and an RBI for Stony Brook in a 6-5 victory in Game 1.

St. John's 6, Louisville 2

Sean Hagan struck out six and scattered five hits as visiting St. John's (32-18, 17-6) topped No. 22 Louisville in Big East play. Junior Jeremy Baltz hit a solo home run and became the school's all-time leader in the category with 36. Baltz's home run in the top of the second gave the Red Storm a 1-0 lead. Danny Bethea went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the win. Zach Lauricella and Bethea each added an RBI in the fourth to give St. John's a 3-0 lead.

LIU Brooklyn sweeps

Pete Leonello had a hit, RBI and a run as LIU (21-33, 12-19 NEC) completed a doubleheader sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson with a 5-4 win in Game 2. LIU took the first game, 14-5.

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