Spring 2013 Baseball: PSUAC Championships - State College, Pa. @ Medler Field #1 PSU Greater Allegheny
April 27, 2013
Craig Watson threw a complete game shutout to defeat Greater Allegheny in game one
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Needing to beat No. 1 Penn State Greater Allegheny twice to capture the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Championship, the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team came up just short winning game one 3-0 but falling 10-1 in the final game of the tournament. Sophomore Craig Watson (McEwensville) recorded game one’s win pitching a complete game shutout with only six hits.
In the opener, the game was scoreless through the first four innings with the Lions pitching staff holding Penn College (22-15, 19-4 PSUAC) to only one hit. Watson was on point though and held his opponents to only two hits.
The Wildcats broke it open in the fifth loading the bases with the first three batters. Sophomore Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga) hit a single up the middle for the RBI followed by two more RBI hits from junior Cody Buterbaugh (Conestoga) and sophomore Zachary Weil (Kutztown).
Weil ended the game 2 for 3 with a double.
Penn College’s defense then stepped up pulling off two double plays over the next two innings to send it to game two.
Junior Joshua Longsderff (Columbia) started game two for the Wildcats throwing two scoreless innings before getting into trouble in the third allowing six runs, four earned. The next inning, freshman Kyle Eck (South Williamsport) helped chip away at the lead hitting an RBI single to make it 6-1.
After freshman Derek Umstead (Linden) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball, sophomore reliever John Rodriguez-McKeon (Stroudsburg) came and sat down the Greater Allegheny offense in order in the fifth and sixth. He ran out of steam in the seventh allowing four runs off of three hits.
Penn College’s offense had a tough go in the game with only six hits. Zachary Buterbaugh recorded two of them.
The Wildcat’s season is not over yet. They have qualified for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) World Series in Butler, Pa. starting on Monday, May 6.