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Yard Homers Three Times in Coach Rowe's 300th Victory

Yard Homers Three Times in Coach Rowe's 300th Victory

Game 1: 

La Roche struck first in the top of the second inning when Mitchell Yard hit his first homerun of the day to plate him and Velez. Altoona would respond with a run of their own in the frame to cut the lead in half 2-1. 

 The Redhawks exploded in the 4th inning scoring 7 times and making their lead 9-1. It started with a Corey Lazor double to the centerfield wall scoring Velez yet again. Yard would follow with a single to score Lazor. With the bases loaded Luis Navedo hit a hard chopper to first base the would get by the first basemen and would eventually lead to all three runners scoring. Navedo would then score on a wild pitch to round out the score at 9-1.

The Lions would get a unearned run in the 5th and the Redhawks would get 2 more in the top of the 6th from an error and sacrifice fly from Lemley to make it 11-2.

Tanner Stanz earned his fifth win of the season going 6 strong innings allowing 11 hits and 5 runs (4 earned) while striking out 2. Anthony Romano would also go on to throw a scoreless 7th inning while striking out a Lion to end the game.

Game 2:

The Redhawk offense really turned it up in the second game scoring 25 runs in 7 innings. Every Redhawk starter recorded a hit and reached base in the effort. 

Tre Thomas earned his first collegiate win working 5 innings allowing only 2 runs on 5 hits while striking out 3. Ethan Lewis and Trey Claar both added scoreless frames.

The Redhawks got 4 runs in the second inning on a Ian Velez triple, a Corey Lazor sac fly, a Jonathon Spina single, and a Joe Professori would hit the first of 9 doubles for the Redhawks.

The Redhawks really broke it open scoring 13 runs in the 5th inning starting with a David Lemley double and he would go on to score on a error. Corey Lazor would then double in a run followed by a Mitchell Yards 2nd homerun of the game. Luis Navedo would then double in spina and professori as Lemley would add his 20th career homerun and 7th of the season. Lazor would add another double and his 3rd RBI of the inning followed by Yards 3rd homerun of the day and second of the inning!

The Redhawks would then tack on 3 more in the sixth on an Angel Morales 2 rbi single and Ramon Rios would follow with the same. Christian Hirt would then add another rbi single to the inning to bring the score to 24-2. The Redhawks would finish up in the top of the 7th with another RBI double from Lemley to finish the scoring at 25-2.

This sweep of Altoona would give the Redhawks their 4th consecutive regular season title and allow them to host the conference tournament. They are now 29-7 on the year and 14-0 in the conference. The Redhawks will travel to Penn State Behrend on Saturday for a double header.