Press Release

Spring 2011 Baseball: PSU Wilkes Barre

April 21, 2011

Freshman Jarob Bull notched the win for the Wildcats in game one

Freshman Jarob Bull notched the win for the Wildcats in game one

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball scored 26 runs off of 22 hits as they swept Penn State Wilkes Barre 12-2 and 14-1 Thursday. Freshman Jacob Bull (Jacobus) and senior Ethan Boyd (Roaring Spring) each earned wins as the Wildcats improve to 16-7 and 7-5 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

In game one, Penn College jumped out quick with a five-run first. Sophomore Ryan Weachock (Pottsville) started it off two a two-RB I triple. Junior Jared Johnson (Wyalusing) also singled to score two in the inning. Another five-run inning in the second gave the team a 10-0 lead with freshman James Funk (Washington Boro) capping it off with a two-RBI double.

Wilkes Barre broke up the shutout with a run in the third and added one more to the total in the fourth.

Funk ended the game early with a walk off double in the fifth. He finished with three hits, four RBI and two runs. Bull recorded the win striking out four and allowing only two hits in five innings. Weachock and senior Brett Braker (Northampton) each had two hits in the game.

The Wildcats started off game two with two runs in the first off an RBI single from Weachock. Junior Garrett Hornung (Emporium) hit a grand slam in the third to help a five run inning and take a 7-1 lead.

Junior Harrison Myers (Lebanon) racked up his first hit of the season with a two-RBI single in the fourth. Penn College scored seven in the inning off of five hits and four walks.

Boyd recorded the win striking out four and giving up six hits in five innings. Hornung was a perfect 3-3 with five RBI. Weachock and sophomore Ryan Herrmann (Silverdale) each had two hits.

Penn College next travels to Penn State Scranton for a conference doubleheader on Fri., April 22 at noon.

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