SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna’s baseball team defeated Elizabethtown 4-3 after scoring the winning run off an error in the bottom of the ninth on Tuesday afternoon at Bollinger Field.
Nick Kennedy (Brookeville, Md. /Good Council) scored the game-winner after the Blue Jays’ first baseman overthrew home plate to give the Crusaders the victory.
Kennedy started the bottom of the ninth with an infield single and Ty Raubenstine (Elizabethville, Pa. / Upper Dauphin Area) followed with another infield hit.
After Ethan Rieker (Lancaster, Pa. / Manheim Twp.) was intentionally walked, Nick Ferlise (Toms River, N.J. / Toms River North) grounded to first with the ensuing throw resulting in the walk-off error.
Kennedy finished the game 3-for-5 with an RBI single in the fifth. Kyle Semmel (Burlington Twp., N.J. /Holy Cross) went 3-for-4 with a double. Raubenstine, Rieker and Alex Miskovsky (Manchester Center, Vt. / Burr & Burton Academy) all finished with two hits apiece. Nick Testo (Mount Airy, Md. / Avalon) also picked up an RBI in the SU win.
Brian Wendig (West Chester, Pa. / Malvern Prep) pitched 8 1/3 innings, striking out four Blue Jays and scattering 11 hits while allowing only one earned run.
Matt Lottes (Muttontown, N.Y. / Long Island Lutheran) picked up his third win of the season, going 2/3 of an inning with two punch outs.
SU travels to Bethlehem to play Landmark Conference opponent Moravian on Saturday, March 31 in a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m.