Baseball bounces back in doubleheader

Tyler Rumsey
Sports Information

March 27, 2014

The Lock Haven University baseball team (9-8, 1-3 PSAC East) earned a split with Bloomsburg University (10-8, 3-1 PSAC) Sunday March 23 at Foundation Field. The Bald Eagles dropped the opener 16-0 but bounced back in the nightcap with a 7-5 victory. In game two the LHU bats came to life, pounding out 10 hits after recording just two in the opener. The Bald Eagles were led offensively in the nightcap by Tyson Petersheim (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot), Anthony Kyne (Newtown Square, Pa./Penn State Brandywine) and Tyler Yesensky (Endwell, N.Y./Old Dominion) who all finished with two hits apiece. Kyne and Yesensky each belted two doubles while LHU posted six extra base hits in the game.

Lock Haven got a strong pitching performance from starter Parker Watson (Philipsburg, Pa./Philipsburg-Osceola) who picked up his second win of the season on the mound. Watson went 5.1 strong innings allowing eight hits and five earned runs before giving way to the bullpen. Cody Godfrey (Windsor, Pa./Red Lion) pitched out of a bases loaded jam, recording the final out in the sixth while Aaron Lidgett (Morrisdale, Pa./West Branch) earned his third save of the season, pitching a perfect seventh. In the opener LHU was limited to just two hits and struggled in the field committing four errors. Bloomsburg got on the board early scoring three runs in the first inning while tacking on two more in the second.

The Huskies blew the game wide open with an eight run sixth inning before adding three more in the seventh. Madison Neddo (Earleville, Md./Coppin State Univ.) fell to 1-2 on the season taking the loss on the hill. Neddo threw 5.2 innings allowing 11 runs, only seven on which were earned. Scott Zuback (Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain) and Kyne picked up the lone two hits for Lock Haven in game one. Kyne finished the day 3-6 with an RBI, a run scored and a double. Lock Haven returns to action on Tuesday, March 25 when the Bald Eagles host Pitt-Johnstown in a PSAC crossover doubleheader. First pitch at Foundation Field is set for 1 p.m.


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