The Shippensburg University baseball team fell twice at home on Saturday afternoon by scores of 16–5 and 4–3 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) division action against the No. 28 Marauders from Millersville University.
Shippensburg (11-14, 3-5 PSAC East) dropped to fifth place in the division after the first two weeks of PSAC weekend play. Millersville moved into a tie for first with West Chester.
The Raiders played sloppy baseball throughout the day, totaling nine errors in both games. Only seven of the 20 runs that MU scored were earned. Redshirt-sophomore Noah Inch and senior Michael Hope combined for more than 10 innings with 10 strikeouts.
Junior Jacob Pollock had four hits in seven at-bats, all of which were singles, and senior Ty Painter had two hits and two RBIs. Just four other Raiders finished the doubleheader with multiple hits.
Junior Zack Zoller and sophomore Scout Knotts each reached base three times while freshman Justin Darden had two hits, including a double.
The fourth inning of Game 1 began with the Raiders down 5–3, but the Marauders broke the game open in the inning, scoring seven unearned runs with two outs. The following game, SU led 3–0 until MU tied the score in the sixth and sent home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. Hope was solid in his outing, striking out nine batters over six innings of work and only yielding one earned run.
Shippensburg returns to action next Friday at home in a PSAC doubleheader against Bloomsburg University.