SU scores often to finish off WCU , Game 2 Saturday
In Game 2, the Shippensburg University baseball team picked up where it left off and defeated the Golden Rams of West Chester 7-3 in the nightcap of a doubleheader from Fairchild Field on Saturday.
The Golden Rams briefly got to Kregeloh early, with clean-up hitter Chris Pula launching a two-run home run to left field in the first inning. The Raiders earned a run back in the bottom half of the first, however, with Kulp’s home run, and took the lead in the second.
After a Kregeloh walk and a Jimmy Miller single up the middle, Dan Wimer plated the two runners with a two-RBI double down the left field line for his first extra-base hit and RBI of the season.
WCU answered in the top of the third, tying the game at 3 with an RBI single, and later nearly took the lead in the top of the fifth. With a man on first and two outs, West Chester’s Joe Wendle hit a double to right field. Basso’s relay throw from right field found cutoff man Wimer who then gunned down the base runner at home plate with Shover laying the tag.
The Raiders carried over the momentum into the bottom of the fifth, beginning with an Eric Herman leadoff single through the right side. Kulp ripped a double into the left field corner to plate Herman and later advanced to third on a Simon Beloff groundout before scoring on a wild pitch for a 5-2 SU lead.
The two additional runs that came in the bottom of the sixth proved to be more than enough for Bartley in his stellar relief appearance. Basso singled home a run before, with runners at the corners and one out.