SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Freshman Luc Kocher (Middlebury Center, Pa. / Elkland) hurled a complete game shutout as the Crusaders defeated Muhlenberg 9-0 in the 2012 home opener on Friday afternoon.
Kocher went the distance, pitching nine innings while striking out six and scattering four hits to Muhlenberg (10-4) in the afternoon. He gave up his first base knock in the fifth inning to end his no-hit bid.
Ty Raubenstine (Elizabethville, Pa. / Upper Dauphin Area) went 4-for-6 at the plate to the lead the Crusaders (7-6). Ethan Reiker (Lancaster, Pa. / Manheim Twp.) also cracked four hits in the contest.
Nick Ferlise (Toms River, N.J. / Toms River North) and Alex Miskovsky (Manchester Center, Vt. / Burr & Burton Academy) both had two RBI.
Jared Musilli (Branchville, N.J. / High Point Regional) batted 3-for-4 and Dan Wing (West Chester, Pa. / Unionville / Catawba) had two hits for the Crusaders. SU had 16 hits in the game.
The Crusaders put together a three-run first inning and tacked on two runs in the fifth and three more in the eighth.
Landmark Conference play opens up tomorrow as SU hosts Merchant Marine in a double header beginning at 1:00 p.m.