Spring 2012 Baseball: PSU Greater Allegheny
April 13, 2012
Longsderff's perfect game dealt Greater Allegheny its first conference loss of the year
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Sophomore Josh Longsderff (Columbia) tossed a perfect game striking out eight to lead the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team to a 6-0 win over Penn State Greater Allegheny. The loss is the first in-conference for Greater Allegheny this season. They won game one of the doubleheader over the Wildcats 4-2. The split improves Penn College to 16-9 overall and 9-3 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.
In the win, the Wildcats jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second when freshman Zachary Buterbaugh (Conestoga) hit an RBI double. They added to their lead in the third with three runs off of three hits. Senior Skylar Gingrich (Lititz) and freshman Zachary Weil (Kutztown) each notched RBI singles in the inning.
Gingrich ended the game 2-4 with three RBI and two runs while Weil had two hits, an RBI and a run.
Gingrich came up big in the fourth with a two-run shot over the left field fence making it a 6-0 ballgame. Greater Allegheny (22-10, 9-1 PSUAC) pitcher Brian Balagurchik came in after and shut down the Penn College for the rest of the game. Meanwhile, Longsderff cruised through the Lions’ batting order never needing more than one run for the win.
For the game, Penn College totaled 11 hits with sophomore Cody Buterbaugh (Conestoga) adding two hits.
In game one, Greater Allegheny scored in the first, capitalizing on a Wildcat error. The game was tied in the second when Gingrich sent one over the wall in left center.
Three hits and four passed balls allowed the Lions to take back to lead in the third 3-1. Senior Thomas Hughes (Easton) hit a sacrifice fly to score Zachary Buterbaugh in the fifth making it a one-run ballgame.
Greater Allegheny sealed the victory in the sixth with run off an RBI single from Jason Paris. Junior Harrison Myers (Lebanon) recorded the loss pitching 4.2 innings with six strikeouts and seven walks.
Zachary Buterbaugh had senior Jared Johnson (Wyalusing) each had two hits in the loss.
Next up, the Wildcats travel to Luzerne County Community College for a 2p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday, Apr. 17.