Press Release

Spring 2013 Baseball: USCAA Championships - Butler, Pa. (Pullman Park) #2 Clark State CC

May 7, 2013

Pitcher Brian Santangelo allowed only seven hits in seven innings of work

Pitcher Brian Santangelo allowed only seven hits in seven innings of work

BUTLER, Pa. - Sophomore Zachary Weil (Kutztown) racked up two hits including a home run and three RBI to lead the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team in an 8-5 upset over Clark State Community College in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Small College World Series. Junior Brian Santangelo (Middletown, Conn.) recorded the win throwing a complete game with two earned runs and seven strikeouts. The win keeps the Wildcats alive in the elimination bracket with No. 4 Selma University next up for the team.

Penn College (24-16) plated three runs in the second with Weil leading off with a solo shot. Junior Joshua Longsderff (Columbia) and sophomore Craig Watson (McEwensville) each recorded RBI singles in the inning. Clark State came back in the bottom scoring two to cut the lead to one off of three hits.

Sophomore Travis Hendershot (Muncy) recorded his second hit of the game in the third for an RBI making it 4-2. Weil have the Wildcats some cushion in the fifth with a two RBI double.

In the sixth, sloppy defesive play resulted in three unearned runs crossing the plate for Clark State pulling it to within one at 6-5. The Wildcats ended the game with three errors.

Freshman James Simasek (Landenberg) hit a two RBI single in the seventh to put it out of reach. He finished the game 3 for 4. As a team, Penn College totaled 14 hits with junior Cody Buterbaugh (Conestoga) notching two and adding three runs.

The Wildcats will face Selma at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8.

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