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Spring 2013 Baseball: USCAA Championships - Butler, Pa. (Pullman Park) #6 Southern Virginia

May 7, 2013

Zachary Weil hit a sac fly in the fifth to give Penn College the 2-1 lead

Zachary Weil hit a sac fly in the fifth to give Penn College the 2-1 lead

BUTLER, Pa. – Sophomore Craig Watson (McEwensville) came up big once again for the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team pitching a seven-hit victory against No. 6 Southern Virginia University in a win or go home game at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Small College World Series. Watson got some help from the Wildcat defense that made some strong defensive plays including a game-ending double play. With the win, Penn College is still alive in the double elimination tournament after having lost its opening round game.

After two scoreless innings, Southern Virginia (18-16) struck first scoring a run in the bottom of the third off of two singles. The Wildcats did not waste any time equalizing as sophomores Zachary Weil (Kutztown) and Travis Hendershot (Muncy) hit back to back doubles opening the fourth with a run.

Hendershot ended the game 2 for 3.

Penn College (23-16) scored its go-ahead run in the fifth when Weil hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly scoring sophomore Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga). It was all Watson and the Penn College defense after.

In the seventh, the Knights got the first two base runners on with a walk and single. Penn College got an out with the sacrifice bunt and then walked the next batter intentionally to load the bases. Watson got the 6-4-3 double play ending the game.

Both teams recorded seven hits in the game with freshman Jeremy Rall (Williamsport) racking up two hits.

The Wildcats will get a small break before getting back into action tonight at 9 p.m. facing No. 2 Clark State Community College.

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