Press Release

Spring 2012 Baseball: PSU Harrisburg

March 14, 2012

In game two, Skylar Gingrich hit a triple in the fourth to score two

In game two, Skylar Gingrich hit a triple in the fourth to score two

HARRISBURG, Pa. -The Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team split a doubleheader with Penn State Harrisburg in non-conference action Wednesday. The Wildcats dropped the first game 12-1 before bouncing back with a 13-7 win. With the split, the team improves to 5-4 overall.

In game two, Penn College jumped out early scoring three in the first. Senior Jared Johnson (Wyalusing) and freshman Zachary Weil hit back-to-back RBI singles in the inning. After scoring another run in the second, the Lions came back scoring two over the next two innings to cut the lead in half.

Johnson ended the game 3-4 with 3 RBI while Weil was 2-4 with 3 RBI.

In the fourth, the Wildcats put up another three runs capped off by a triple from senior Skylar Gingrich (Lititz) which scored two. They put the game out of reach with a four-run sixth that again saw back to back RBI singles from Johnson and Weil. Gingrich ended the game 2-3 with three RBI.

Junior Harrison Myers (Lebanon) recorded the win going five strong with two strikeouts and six hits. Sophomore Philip Carnevale (Carteret, N.J.) and freshman Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga) each pitched an inning of relief with Carnevale notching one strikeout and a hit and Buterbaugh with two and zero, respectively.

Penn College had a rough game one with only three team hits. Harrisburg's Hunter Row took a no-hitter into the top of the seventh before getting it broken up. Juniors Thomas Hughes (Easton) and Matt King (Southampton) and sophomore Cody Buterbaugh (Conestoga) each recorded a single in the inning with Buterbaugh recording an RBI.

Freshman Zachary Yetter (Thompsontown) recorded the loss pitching 2.2 innings and allowing eight earned runs off of seven hits. Sophomore Jarod Bull (Jacobus) settled the game pitching two innings in relief allowing only one earned run and three hits. Freshman John Rodriguez (Stroudsburg) was lights out allowing no hits or runs and striking out three in the final 1.1 innings.

The Wildcats next travel to Wilkes University on Tuesday, Mar. 20 for a 3:30 p.m. game.

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