Press Release

Spring 2013 Baseball: USCAA Championships - Butler, Pa. (Pullman Park) #4 Selma Univ.

May 8, 2013

With the loss, the Wildcats finish the year an impressive 24-17

With the loss, the Wildcats finish the year an impressive 24-17

BUTLER, Pa. – No. 4 Selma University came from behind to defeat the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team and end its run at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Small College World Series Wednesday. The Wildcats lost 5-4 despite leading through the first three innings. Sophomore Matthew Demilio (Greensburg) recorded the loss while sophomore Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga) led the offense with two runs and an RBI off of a hit.

Sophomore Zachary Weil (Kutztown) continued his hot streak in the tournament singling in Zachary Buterbaugh for a run in the first. Two innings later in the third, Penn College (24-17) added to its lead capitalizing on two Selma errors to score two and make it a 3-0 ballgame.

The Bulldogs came back in the bottom of the third scoring two runs off of three hits. The hits were the first given up by Demilio in the game. They came back the next inning with three more hits to score a run and tie it up at three.

Selma led off the fifth with a triple and double to get the go-ahead run and end Demilio’s day. Freshman Luke Zamiskie (Latrobe) came in relief getting the next two batters out before a Wildcat throwing error plated another run making it 5-3. Zamiskie got out of the jam striking out the final batter.

Demilio finished the game with four earned runs and eight hits in four innings of work.

Zachary Buterbaugh doubled in the sixth scoring junior Joshua Longsderff (Columbia) making it 5-4. Sophomore Craig Watson (McEwensville) tried to score on the play from second but was thrown out at the plate by the centerfielder.

After retiring the Bulldog’s in order in the bottom of the sixth, Penn College came down to its last three outs in the seventh. After sophomore Travis Hendershot (Muncy) singled to put two runners on with two outs, freshman James Simasek (Landenberg) hit a hard ground ball that Selma was able to field and get the out at third ending the game.

As a team, the Wildcats totaled five hits to Selma’s eight. Zamiskie finished the day allowing no hits with two strikeouts.

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