Baseball: Combined pitching effort helps propel SU past UPJ
The Shippensburg University baseball team shut out the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Tuesday afternoon 4–0.
Starting on the mound for the Raiders was Shawn Patterson. Patterson allowed only one hit, while picking up four strikeouts and walking two UPJ hitters. The senior picked up the win, evening his record to 2–2 on the season.
Thomas Swartz closed out the final two innings for the Raiders, allowing only one UPJ base runner.
The SU offense started in the third inning with a leadoff walk to Vince Careghini. After a stolen base, Michael Douglas picked up the RBI with a double to left field. Pat Kregeloh also added an RBI with a single to left-center giving the Raiders a 2–0 lead.
In the fifth inning, the Raiders also capitalized on a leadoff walk, this time by Mike Marcinko. Marcinko advanced after a single by Kregeloh and scored after a double by Cody Ezolt, putting the Raiders ahead 3–0 after five innings.
Kregeloh added a final run to the SU lead in the seventh with his eighth home run of the year.
Kregeloh finished the afternoon going 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBI to go along with his home run.
Kyle McClintock came into the game against UPJ in the sixth inning and did not allow a hit in two innings of work.
Ezolt tallied three hits in five plate appearances to go along with two doubles and one RBI for the Raiders.
The Raiders will play again this Friday in day/night doubleheader against Millersville at Fairchild Field before playing again on Saturday at Millersville.