April 13, 2017
After winning 21 games last season, the Lock Haven University baseball team has already reached the 20-win mark in the middle of April.
Sitting at 20-8 overall, 8-4 in PSAC play, a monstrous reason for the extended period of hot play for Lock Haven has been their offensive.
A juggernaut offensively so far this season, the Bald Eagles scored 24 total runs as they earned a split in a doubleheader against Seton Hill Tuesday afternoon at the Stern Athletic Complex.
In a 13-run outburst at home, Cayden Stover homered, drove in three runs, and stole a bag for the Bald Eagles. Stover has been unstoppable at the plate for Lock Haven this season, as he is second on the team in RBI’s with 22, and leads the team in doubles with 14. He also posts a .353 batting average.
Matt Lahn and Justin Sleigh each doubled in the win. Lahn leads the Bald Eagles in batting average at .381 and RBI’s with 26.
Another bright spot offensively for Lock Haven has been outfielder Nick Stotler. The redshirt-sophomore is hitting .363. He’s scored 30 runs on the season, good for first on the team.
Lock Haven fell behind 9-2 in game two against Seton Hill, only to come back and take an 11-9 lead.
Jamie Eshelman drove in three runs in the loss, Stotler doubled twice, while Stover and Brady Chappell each homered.
The Bald Eagles will travel to Bloomsburg on Friday for a PSAC doubleheader with first pitch scheduled for 1p.m.