Spring 2014 Baseball: PSU Brandywine
April 26, 2014
The Wildcats will await to see if they have a second or third seed for the PSUAC playoffs
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Despite three hits and two RBI from freshman Cole Weachock (Pottsville), the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team dropped two games to Penn State Brandywine 4-1 and 5-2 Saturday. The Wildcats led in both games, but Brandywine made late-inning comebacks to earn the sweep. With the losses, Penn College falls to 21-10 overall and 15-5 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
In the opening game, senior Josh Longsderff (Columbia) recorded the loss pitching 5 2/3 innings allowing four earned runs off of seven hits with two strikeouts. Sophomore Tanner Kibe (Reedsville) put the Wildcats up 1-0 in the fourth hitting in junior Zachary Weil (Kutztown) with a single.
They held the lead until the sixth when Brandywine put up all four of its runs off of four hits. Longsderff came out with two outs and junior James Scully (Middletown, Del.) came in recording the final out with a strikeout.
Penn College was set down in order in the top of the seventh for the game. The team out-hit Brandywine 8-7 with Weachock going 2 for 3 in the game.
Freshman Christopher Glunk (Jersey Shore) started game two and cruised through the first three innings. Weachock hit a two-RBI triple in the top of the fourth to put Penn College in the lead. It was short lived as the Lions scored five runs off of Glunk in the bottom of the inning ending his day. Junior Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga) came in relief getting the final out and pitching two more scoreless innings.
Glunk finished with three strikeouts allowing five earned runs off of five hits. The Wildcats totaled only three more hits in the game being shut out for Brandywine to take the victory.
Penn College out-hit Brandywine 7-6 with senior Cody Buterbaugh (Conestoga) going 2 for 3.
Next up, the Wildcats host King’s College JV for its final regular season games on Sunday, Apr. 27 at noon.