Baseball Drops Two Against La Roche

Baseball Drops Two Against La Roche

ERIE, Pa.  – The La Roche baseball team grabbed a pair of wins over Penn State Behrend in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) doubleheader on Thursday. The Redhawks earned a 5-2 victory in the opener and then posted a 13-4 decision in game two.

Game One (Seven Innings)
Scores:  La Roche 5, Penn State Behrend 2
Records: Penn State Behrend (21-11, 10-5 AMCC), La Roche (20-10, 13-2 AMCC)

Key Moments

* The Lions were limited to six hit while the Redhawks got five runs on eight
* Behrend got on the scoreboard first, taking a 1-0 lead in the third
* Jacob Deitz (Erie, PA/McDowell) singled up the middle and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ian Taylor (Wexford, PA/Vincentian Academy)
* The Lions added their final run in the fourth on a single by Josh Wagner (South Park, PA/South Park) to score Scott Sada (Saegertown, PA/Saegertown)
* La Roche took the lead in the fifth with three runs on four hits, including back-to-back singles with two outs
* The Redhawks added insurance runs in the sixth and seventh for the final margin
* Sada had his 26-game hitting streak snapped, while Brady Kress (Harmony, PA/Seneca Valley) suffered the loss in the complete game

Game Two (Nine Innings)
Scores:  La Roche 13, Penn State Behrend 4
Records: Penn State Behrend (21-12, 10-6 AMCC), La Roche (21-10, 14-2 AMCC)

Key Moments:

* The Redhawks never trailed in game two, taking an early 5-0 lead
* Behrend got within one run thanks to a four-run fifth inning
* Ryan Weaver (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) singled and scored on ground out by Deitz, before Taylor was hit by a pitch and came home on John Brittner's (Zelienople, PA/Seneca Valley) double
* Sada knocked in Brittner with a hit to center field and then scored on Wagner's single to close the gap at 5-4
* La Roche scored eight unanswered runs to break open the game, starting in the sixth inning
* Joe Professori tallied a double and home run to collect four RBIs
* The Redhawks held a 17-8 advantage in hits

Next Up

* The Behrend Lions conclude the AMCC regular season on Saturday at Mt. Aloysius. First pitch is at 1 p.m.