Press Release

Spring 2012 Baseball: PSU Hazleton

April 11, 2012

The win improves the Wildcats to 15-8 overall

The win improves the Wildcats to 15-8 overall

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team split a conference doubleheader with Penn State Hazleton Wednesday dropping game one 2-1 and winning 3-2 in the second. Senior Garrett Hornung (Emporium) was 3-6 with an RBI to the lead the team. The Wildcats improve to 15-8 overall and 8-2 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

In game two, Hazleton went up 1-0 in the first after Drew Sherkness hit a single to right scoring Ryan Campbell. Campbell’s run was unearned though as he reached third off a throwing error from freshman Zachary Weil (Kutztown) as he was stealing second.

Three innings later, the Wildcats tied it up as freshman Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga) laid a bunt down third base for a single. He then stole second and third and got home off an errant throw from the Lions’ catcher.

Hazleton took back the lead in the fourth with a run, again unearned, as Sherkness reached on an error and eventually came around to score. In the fifth, Penn College tied it up again off an RBI single from Hornung.

The Wildcats won the game in the seventh when, with bases loaded and one out, senior Skylar Gingrich hit a sacrifice fly to score Buterbaugh.

Buterbaugh recorded the win pitching a scoreless seventh. Starter Brian Santangelo (Middletown, Conn.) pitched 6.1 innings with five strikeouts.

In the opener, the first three innings were scoreless before Hazleton got on board in the fourth. Two walks, an error and a hit made the game 2-0. It looked like a comeback in the bottom of the seventh as freshman Zachary Smith (Middletown) hit a two-out single. Gingrich followed with a double down the left field line scoring Smith and making it 2-1. Hazleton made the pitching change and got senior Jared Johnson (Wyalusing) out with a liner to second.

Smith ended the game with two hits and the run. In the game, Penn College stranded 10 runners on the bases. Despite getting the loss, freshman Zachary Yetter (Thompsontown) had a strong outing with nine strikeouts and four hits. He gave up one earned run.

Next up, Penn College hosts Penn State Greater Allegheny for a 2 p.m. doubleheader on Friday, Apr. 13.

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