Myrtle Beach, Sc. - After a hot start for Penn State Harrisburg on their spring break trip, the Lions struggled the next couple of days to find a win. After an extra inning thriller, the Blue and White got back on track taking down Mt. Aloysius 2-1 in their second game of the day and come home with a 3-4 record.
In the first game the Lions started the game off strong grabbing the lead in the 1st inning off a Kevin Kremer (Hershey, Pa. / Hershey) RBI single. From there, the Mounties went on a stretch where they scored six unanswered runs, four of which came in the top of the 4th. The Lions would not go away easily scoring six runs of their own and taking a one run lead into the final inning. The six run explosion was capped off with a two run RBI single by Tom Denniston (Harrisburg, Pa. / Bishop McDevitt). Heading into the last inning, Mt. Aloysius would not roll over scoring 2 runs to go back up by one in the top of the 7th and again Harrisburg came back. Bryan Balshy (Palmyra, Pa. / Palmyra) was able to score on a passed ball that allowed the Lions to keep pushing to get the winning run. Although a momentary lapse of base running ended the inning for the Lions when they were thrown out at 3rd after over sliding the base. In extra innings, the Mounties took over. They went on to score four runs in the top part of the inning and were able to quiet the Blue and Whites bats. Mt. Aloysius went on to win game one, 12-8 in eight innings.
The Lions will be in action next this Sunday, March 15th when they travel to St. Mary's to take on the Seahawks at noon.