Jimmy Spanos went 4-of-5 from the plate knocking in two RBI’s while Pat Kregeloh pitched four-innings of shut-out ball as the Shippensburg University baseball team got its season started off the right way winning Game 1 of its doubleheader against Barton University 8–4.
After a scoreless first inning, the Raiders’ lineup made some noise. After singles by Kregeloh and Cal Hogan, Mike Marcinko tripled down the right field line plating SU’s first runs of the game.
Marcinko scored as Michael Douglas reached on a throwing error setting up the stage for Spanos. Spanos tripled down the left field line plating Douglas and capping off the Raiders’ four-run inning.
BU answered quickly in the bottom of the inning.
After a Ben Williams single knocked in Mitchell Wheeler, Spiers Miller took a Tom Bush pitch to deep left for a three-run homerun, capping off BU’s own four-run inning.
The Raiders answered with two runs in the top of the third and two runs in the top of the sixth to add insurance to their lead. Kregeloh was solid in relief. The 6 foot 3 inch righty battled through his four shutout innings in relief, walking four and striking out one.
After a decisive 8–4 victory in Game 1, the Shippensburg University baseball team dropped the second game of the doubleheader 13–1 at Barton University.
In a game that went final after four innings, BU’s Phillip Williams commanded the Bulldogs to victory, pitching four innings of one-run ball, allowing one hit and striking out one.
The Bulldogs exploded for a five-run third inning and a seven-run fourth inning due to shoddy pitching from the Raiders. Shawn Patterson, Rich Michaud and Nick Massetti allowed 13 runs (nine earned), while walking six and allowing nine hits.
Mitchell Wheeler led the Bulldogs with six RBI’s in the game going 2–3 from the plate.
SU’s Cody Kulp doubled in the fourth inning to give the Raiders their only hit of the game. SU recorded three errors in the end-cap of the doubleheader.
The Raiders (1–1) will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Winston-Salem, NC for the Asheboro Tournament from Feb. 22–24.