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Baseball Splits With Waynesburg, Claar Picks Up Save

Baseball Splits With Waynesburg, Claar Picks Up Save

Pittsburgh, Pa-- The Redhawks split a pair of non conference home games against Waynesburg (1-11, 4-2) at John Arnold Sr Memorial Field this afternoon.  The potent Redhawk offense was stymied for much of the afternoon but some timely defensive plays forced a split of the double header.

Game 1

The offense was held in check throughout the first game as Brian Resnik of Waynesburg kept them off balance and threw a complete game.

The Jackets started with the first two in their lineup getting on and coming around to score giving them a 2-0 lead.

A two-run double in the top of the 4th for Matt Bessinger pushed the lead to 4-0 Waynesburg.
The lone run for the home team came in the bottom of the 4th inning when Ben Herstine found some space in the outfield for a single and brought home Corey Lazor bringing the score to 4-1.

A big 5th inning for Waynesburg put the game out of reach as walks and a few timely placed singles earned the Jackets five runs. Final Score: La Roche 1 Waynesburg  11.

Throughout the game five La Roche pitchers struggled to find the plate as seven total walks were issued and 13 hits were allowed.
Game 2

A sac fly by David Lemely and a 2 run double by Cody Scruggs got the Redhawks rolling and made it 3-1 after the first. Freshmen Nick Tunstall got out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the 2nd to negate a response from the Jackets. Colin Williamson singled home Tyler Craig to push the lead to 4-1 La Roche through 2 innings.

Waynesburg pushed across a run on a throwing error by Justin Johnson in the top of the 6th to make it 4-2 but Trey Claar came from the bullpen to get a big 6-4-3 double play to ruin a Jacket rally. Claar stayed in to get Tunstall the win as the Redhawk defense came up huge in the top of the 7th inning with a tremendous play started by Cory Lazor in right field.

The Redhawk's split brings their record to (15-7, 2-0). They will be back on the field tomorrow against AMCC foe Hilbert College at 1 and 3pm.