Spring 2012 Baseball: USCAA National Championships - Springfield, Illinois #8 Selma Univ. (AL)
May 7, 2012
Starter Harrison Myers recorded the loss giving up two earned runs and striking out three
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team lost 8-4 to #8 Selma University (Ala.) in the opening game of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Championships. The Wildcats committed four errors in the game and totaled only six hits contributing to the loss. Penn College (23-13) will face the loser of the #4 Clark State Community College and #5 Southern Virginia University game in the double elimination tournament.
Senior Thomas Hughes (Easton) led off the game with a double. A batter later, freshman Zachary Smith (Middletown) hit an RBI double and then advanced to third on an error. Senior Skylar Gingrich (Lititz) followed up with the sacrifice fly making it 2-0. Selma’s Tino Benjamin hit a solo shot in the bottom of the inning cutting the lead to one. The Bulldogs then took a 4-2 lead in the third after Penn College committed two errors.
Smith ended the game with two RBI.
The Wildcats cut it to within one the next inning as freshman Travis Hendershot (Muncy), who singled, scored on an error. Selma countered with three runs in the bottom making it 7-3. Starter Harrison Myers (Lebanon) left the game in the inning finishing his day with five hits, two earned runs and three strikeouts. Sophomore Jarod Bull (Jacobus) came in relief and finished the inning.
Senior Garrett Hornung (Emporium) hit a triple to right in the fifth and then crossed the plate when Smith hit a grounder to second making it a 7-4 game. Freshman Zachary Yetter (Thompsontown) came in the game for Bull and set down the Bulldogs in order in the fifth.
Hornung ended the game with two hits and a run.
Selma added its final run in the sixth making it 8-4.
The Wildcats will play their next game on Tuesday, May 8 at 8:30 a.m. central standard time.