Press Release

Spring 2014 Baseball: PSU Wilkes Barre

April 9, 2014

Kyle Fox recorded the win in game one

Kyle Fox recorded the win in game one

WILLIAMSPORT – Junior Zachary Weil went 3 for 6 with two runs and two RBI to lead the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team in its sweep of Penn State Wilkes-Barre Wednesday. The Wildcats trailed in both games as Wilkes-Barre capitalized on some errors and clutch hitting. Senior Joshua Longsderff (Columbia) and freshman Kyle Fox (Fleetwood) each recorded a win on the mound. With the victories, Penn College improves to 12-7 overall and 6-2 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

In the opener, Wilkes-Barre put up a run in the first but the Wildcats countered in the bottom of the inning with three runs including a two-RBI double from Weil. Senior Cody Buterbaugh (Conestoga) made it 4-1 the next inning hitting an RBI sac fly.

Weil ended the game 2 for 4 with a run along with his RBI.

Freshman Cole Weachock hit an RBI single in the third and Cody Buterbaugh tacked on another RBI in the fourth making it a 6-1 game.

Cody Buterbaugh ended the game 2 for 2 with a run and two RBI.

The Lions made it 6-2 in the fifth scoring on a two-out error from Penn College and plated another in the sixth to cut the lead in half. Junior John Rodriguez-McKeon (Stroudsburg) came in for starter Fox in the seventh. He allowed a two-run home run with two outs to bring the score to 6-5 but got out the jam with a ground out.

Fox recorded the win going six innings allowing two earned runs off of six hits while striking out two.

As a team, the Wildcats totaled 11 hits to Wilkes-Barre’s seven. Sophomore Jeremy Rall (Williamsport) racked up two hits and run.

In game two, after three scoreless innings, Wilkes-Barre capitalized on an error to score a run and take the 1-0 lead. They held it until the bottom of the fifth when junior James Scully (Middletown, Del.) pulled off a suicide squeeze with the bases loaded. Two batters later, junior
Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga) recorded an RBI off of a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded.

The Wildcats tacked on an insurance run in the sixth when freshman Evan Vigna (McAdoo) grounded out to bring in Cody Buterbaugh. Zachary Buterbaugh recorded the save with a strikeout and two ground outs in the seventh.

Penn College had four pitchers in the game, with junior starter Matthew Demilio (Greensburg) allowing the only run, unearned, in the game for the Lions. He pitched two innings and added two strikeouts with junior Tyler Cooklin (Rippey, Iowa) pitching two scoreless with three strikeouts.

Longsderff pitched the fifth and sixth allowing only a hit with four strikeouts for the win.

Offense was a struggle in the game as the Wildcats could only muster three hits to Wilkes-Barre’s eight.

Next up, Penn College travels to Penn State York on Saturday, Apr. 12 for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.

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