Spring 2012 Baseball: PSUAC Championships - Pullman Park, Butler, Pa. #3 PSU Greater Allegheny
April 26, 2012
Senior Jared Johnson had an RBI single in the first
BUTLER, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team dropped its first game of the Penn State University Athletic Conference playoffs in extra innings to #3 Penn State Greater Allegheny Thursday. The Wildcats led through most of the game but fell 6-3 in eight. Sophomore Josh Longsderff (Columbia) records the loss going seven innings with five earned runs and six strikeouts. Penn College (23-11, 14-5) is still alive in the double elimination tournament and will face off at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Pullman Park.
Tied at 3 in extra innings, Greater Allegheny led with back-to-back singles off of Longsderff. Freshman Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga) came in relief and allowed a first pitch single up the middle giving the Lions the lead. A walk and another single put two more on the board before a double play got Penn College of out the jam.
The Wildcats went down in order in the bottom of the inning ending the game in favor of Greater Allegheny by three.
Penn College jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the game. After Greater Allegheny loaded the bases with walks in the bottom of the first, senior Skylar Gingrich (Lititz) hit a deep sacrifice fly to center for the RBI. Senior Jared Johnson (Wyalusing) then singled for another run followed by freshman Travis Hendershot (Muncy) who hit into a fielder choice but got the RBI.
Greater Allegheny cut the lead to one after scoring two in the fourth off an error, home run and a hit batsman. The game was then tied in fifth off of back-to-back doubles.
The Wildcats totaled only four hits in the game.
Penn College will take on the loser of tonight’s game between #1 Penn State Beaver and #4 Penn State Mont Alto.