SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna’s baseball team dropped a pair of games to Merchant Marine on Saturday afternoon to open up Landmark Conference play.
The Crusaders (7-8, 0-2) lost game one 3-0 and game two 5-1.
In game one, freshman Zach Place (Towanda, Pa. / Towanda Area) pitched another quality game, going all seven innings while scattering five hits, striking out five and giving up one earned run to the Mariners (5-5, 2-0).
Ethan Rieker (Lancaster, Pa. / Manheim Twp.) went 3-for-3 at the plate.
In game two, the Crusaders gave up four first inning runs and committed four costly errors.
Senior Calvin Hug (West Chester, Pa. / Unionville) went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
SU plays host to Merchant Marine tomorrow in a single game starting at 12:00 p.m.