Press Release

Spring 2011 Baseball: Lehigh Carbon CC

March 19, 2011

Junior Thomas Hughes had four hits and two runs

Junior Thomas Hughes had four hits and two runs

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Junior Thomas Hughes (Easton) had four hits and two runs as the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team split with Lehigh Carbon Community College Saturday. The Wildcats lost the opener 7-6 and won the second 4-3 in a last-inning comeback. They improve to 7-2 overall.

In game two, the Wildcats were down 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh. Junior Matthew King (Southampton) and Hughes hit consecutive singles. A pass ball put them on second and third respectively with two outs. Senior Ethan Boyd (Roaring Spring) hit a single to right to score both and end the game. Hughes finished the game with two hits.

Junior Skylar Gingrich (Lititz) hit a solo shot over the centerfield fence to make it 3-2 in the fifth. Freshman Brian Santangelo (Middletown, Conn.) recorded the win as he came in relief and pitched two shutout innings.

In the opener, down 7-3 in the bottom of the seventh, the Wildcats looked poised for another comeback as King and Hughes led off with hits. An errant throw by Lehigh Carbon allowed King to score. Sophomore Ryan Weachock (Pottsville) followed with an RBI single. Junior Brett Braker (Northampton) hit a sac fly to score Weachock and bring it to 7-6. Freshman James Funk (Washington Boro) singled to put pinch runner freshman Cody Buterbaugh (Conestoga) on third with two outs, but the team was unable to bring him home.

Penn College had its only lead of the game in the bottom of the first. With two outs, Weachock singled and stole second. He later scored on an error. Funk singled to score Gingirch and make it 2-1. The Cougars scored four in the second to regain the lead.

Errors were an issue in the game as the team committed four allowing only one of the seven runs to be earned.

Penn College next hosts Luzerne County Community College on Sun. March 20 for a noon doubleheader.

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