Spring 2014 Baseball: King's College (JV)
April 27, 2014
The Wildcats will await to see what seed they get for the PSUAC playoffs
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With the help of strong pitching from junior Tyler Cooklin (Rippey, Iowa) and freshman Kyle Fox (Fleetwood), the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team swept King’s College (JV) Sunday with scores of 8-6 and 10-5. The Wildcats racked up 19 hits in the games, six of which were extra-bases. With the sweep, Penn College ends the regular season 23-10 overall and 15-5 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
Fox started game one pitching the first three innings allowing only three hits and no runs. Penn College put up four runs in the third including a two-RBI double from sophomore James Simasek (Landenberg). Sophomore Jeremy Rall (Williamsport) made it 5-0 hitting an RBI groundout the next inning.
Rall ended the game with two RBI.
Junior reliever Matthew Demilio (Greensburg) pitched a scoreless fourth and fifth before getting into some trouble in the sixth allowing four earned runs. Junior John Rodriguez-McKeon (Stroudsburg) got the team out of the jam with a couple ground outs.
The Wildcats put up three more runs in the bottom of the inning with senior Cody Buterbaugh (Conestoga) recording the inning’s biggest hit with an RBI double. Looking to close out the game in the seventh, Rodriquez-McKeon gave up two runs off of two hits and two walks. Junior Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga) came in for the save getting the final two outs with strikeouts.
As a team, the Wildcats totaled nine hits with Zachary Buterbaugh a perfect 3 for 3 with three runs and an RBI.
Cooklin started game two pitching the first three innings allowing an unearned run with a hit and two strikeouts. The unearned run came in the first inning giving King’s the early lead.
Junior Zachary Weil (Kutztown) hit a three-run shot over the left field wall to take back the lead for Penn College in the bottom of the inning. He, along with Rall, Zachary Buterbaugh, Simasek, Cody Buterbaugh, and senior Josh Longsderff (Columbia) recorded RBI to cap off a six-run third making it 9-1.
Freshman Zachary Pepperman (Montoursville) came in for Cooklin in the fourth and did not allow a hit until the sixth when the Monarchs scored two runs. Junior James Scully (Middletown, Del.) came into the inning with two outs and threw just one pitch to get out of the inning with a ground out.
Scully, already in the game in right field, had singled in the fourth for an RBI.
With the game at 10-2 in the seventh, King’s looked to make a comeback scoring two more runs off of walks and wild pitches. Scully was able to get out of it to capture the win.
The Wildcats racked up 10 hits in the game with Weil and Scully totaling two each.
Penn College will await to see what seed it gets for conference playoffs which are slated to being Thursday, May 1 at Penn State Mont Alto.