Press Release

Spring 2011 Baseball: PSU Greater Allegheny

April 10, 2011

Junior Skylar Gingrich led the Wildcats with three hits

Junior Skylar Gingrich led the Wildcats with three hits

MCKEESPORT, Pa. – Junior Skylar Gingrich (Lititz) led the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team with three hits but it wasn’t enough to overcome Penn State Greater Allegheny as they were swept 12-3 and 4-1 Sunday. The losses mark the fourth straight for the Wildcats as they fall to 0-4 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference and 9-6 overall.

In the opener, the Lions scored five earned runs in the second off sophomore Harrison Myers (Lebanon). Myers went 3.2 innings with three strikeouts. The Wildcats scored two in the second when sophomore Josh Longsderff (Columbia) and junior Brett Braker (Northampton) hit back to back RBI doubles. In the third, senior Ethan Boyd (Roaring Spring) hit a sharp ground ball to shortstop to score sophomore Thomas Hughes (Easton) in Penn College’s final run of the game.

In the second game, Longsderff pitched seven strong innings giving up only one earned run and striking out two. The Wildcats took the lead in the fifth off a home run from sophomore Matthew King (Southampton). Greater Allegheny came back in the top of the seventh scoring four off of four hits and an error to steal the victory.

Penn College will next travel to Penn State Mont Alto on Wed., April 13 for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.

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