ALTOONA, PA – La Roche Baseball (14-15, 9-3) split a pair of games with AMCC Conference rival Penn State Altoona (13-18, 7-7) 6-4 (W), 11-1 (L) on Tuesday at Stewart Athletic Field in Altoona, PA.
La Roche used a 5-run fifth inning to take control of Game 1. Five consecutive Redhawks reached base and scored in the inning including Casey Zimmerman who contributed a 3-RBI double.
C. Zimmerman finished with 3 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI, and scored twice, and Dan Burns reached base three times and added an RBI. Dustin Lalle went 2 for 3 with a run scored and Matt Sabatini drew two walks.
Tyler Ferguson did not allow an earned run in 5 1/3 innings of work in Game 1 to earn his first collegiate win. Jesse Bauer did not allow a run for his eighth consecutive game to record his fourth save of the season.
Four Redhawks reached base in the first inning of Game 2 but La Roche could not score as they fell 11-1. Casey Zimmerman had 2 hits including his second double of the day to lead La Roche. Brian Tougher had a hit, walk, and RBI, and Sean Lubin scored.
La Roche Baseball will host Penn State Behrend in a double-header on Saturday. Saturday is Senior Day where Justin Gorgacz, Dustin Lalle, Mitchell Meyers, Adam Sepesy, Ed Skonieczny, and Reed Tomlinson will be honored.