April 18, 2012

BASEBALL SPLITS WITH VULCANS

WASHINGTON, PA- The D&E baseball team had a change of plans in regards to where they would be playing Cal U on Wednesday.  Instead of hosting the doubleheader, the team loaded onto the Senators bus and headed north to Washington, PA to take on the Vulcans.

The change of venue didn't seem to upset the Senators as they won the first game 5-1 behind Colby Fisher's 2-hitter.  Fisher threw a complete game giving up just the two hits and one run while walking one and striking out two.  For all seven innings, Fisher had the Vulcan hitters off balance to earn his third win of the season (3-0).

The hitters did their share of damage as well.  Treavor Dubiel led the way with a 3-for-3 day driving in three runs and scoring another.  The Senators continued their triple hitting ways by hitting two more to give them eight in their last six games.  Matt Barr drove in a run with an RBI double.

Game two, a good one in itself, turned out a little different than the team hoped.  After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, the Senators scratched and clawed to take a 4-2 lead after scoring three runs in their half of the 3rd inning.  The lead would be short lived, however, as the Vulcans would score three runs of their half of the third with the big blow being a two run home run by SS Matt Peters.  The Vulcans would go on to add another run and win the game 6-4.

For the Senators, Josh Robinette put together a 2-for-3 game with an RBI.  Eric Doyle, Lance Vannoy, and Brad Banzhoff each drove in a run.

Senior LHP Cory Keesee took the loss to drop to 2-5 on the season.  He worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up eight hits, five runs, three walks, and three strikeouts.

The Senators will now travel to Athens, WV to take on conference opponent Concord University on Friday April 20th for a doubleheader.  The game, originally scheduled for Saturday but due to the threat of heavy rains over the weekend, has been moved up.