Middletown Pa. – Penn State Harrisburg Baseball took on the Southern Virginia Knights on Saturday March 31st. After a dominating first game performance by the Lions, the Knights battled back to even the series with a 6-2 win in the second game.
Penn State Harrisburg 10 vs. Southern Virginia 4
Southern Virginia 6 vs. Penn State Harrisburg 2
Penn State Harrisburg: 16-5 Overall, 2-1 CAC
St. Johns Fisher: 10-11 Overall, 2-4 CAC
How it Happened:
Harrisburg started the day strong scoring one run in the first, four in the second and three in the third inning on way to a 10-2 win. The Lions dominated on both ends with Justin Dell claiming four RBI's to help Harrisburg in game one offensively while Michael De Leon claimed his third win of the year from the mound. De Leon allowed just one run and three hits through the first five innings of play.
The Knights started to build momentum in the 9th inning of game one scoring two runs. Despite still losing the first game after a solid performance from the Lions, the Knights built some confidence and rolled in into the start of game two.
Southern Virginia took advantage of a three run first inning and solid pitching performance from Tayler Peterson who kept the Lions shut out through the first six innings of play. Harrisburg started to make a push in the seventh when they got on the board to score their first two runs of the game, but were unable to make up the deficit in the end.
Inside The Stats:
Winning Pitcher: PSH – Michael De Leon (3-0)
Losing Pitcher: SVU – Seth Burris (2-2)
Hits: Penn State Harrisburg (10) vs. SVU (8)
Errors: Penn State Harrisburg (4) vs. SVU (1)
Winning Pitcher: SVU – Tayler Peterson(3-1)
Losing Pitcher: PSH – Zach Gettys (2-1)
Hits: Penn State Harrisburg (5) vs. SVU (12)
Errors: Penn State Harrisburg (1) vs. SVU (2)
The Lions are off to a great start overall and have a solid start in conference play. Harrisburg will have an extremely busy month as they attempt to make-up games from early spring weather beginning with a home double header against Frostburg St. on Monday April 2nd.
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