After dropping the first game against Bloomsburg University, the Shippensburg University baseball team used its offense to split the double header Saturday afternoon.
BU opened the game with an offensive explosion of four runs on three hits and two errors by the Raiders. Starting pitcher Jimmy Miller worked his way out of the inning with a groundout and two strikeouts. After getting out of the first inning, both offenses slowed until the third.
SU bounced back in the third with a leadoff double by Jimmy Spanos, followed by an RBI single by Tyler Shover, who made it to third base on a fielding error by the Huskies. First baseman Pat Kregeloh capitalized on the error by hitting a single to center, knocking in the third run of the inning, but BU answered with five runs in the top half of the next inning.
With five hits and one error in the top half of the fourth, BU bounced back with three runs. Three straight singles by Meyer, Ravel and Kramer and two more by Eversole and Smith later in the inning gave the Huskies a four-run lead.
In the home half of the fourth inning, SU exploded for five runs on hits by Kulp and Shover. Kregeloh knocked in his fourth RBI of the game with a deep homerun to left field to give the Raiders a go ahead three run homerun.
In the last at bat for the Huskies, SU fended off two singles and a stolen base, and pitcher Kody Kibler closed out the game for SU and split the double header against BU.
The Raiders will be home again on April 7 with a double header against West Chester.