DOVER, Del. – A program record 15-game win streak came to an end in extra innings for the Susquehanna baseball team as SU fell 7-6 to Wesley on the road.
The Crusaders (15-4) led by three runs after six innings but could not hold off the Wolverines (12-8). The 15-game win streak not only marked a program record, it tied for the longest streak in Landmark Conference history.
Dylan Glassmire (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI in the loss while Ben Miller (Columbia, Md./Hammond) drove in two runs.
Starting pitcher Eric Soranno (Watchung, N.J./Watchung Hills) tossed the first 5.2 innings and gave up three runs on six hits with five strikeouts. A.J. Pinto (Bronxville, N.Y./Forhdam Prep) gave up two runs in his 1.1 innings of work before giving way to Brett Newman (Washington Crossing, Pa./Council Rock North) who tossed one scoreless inning. Luc Kocher (Middlebury Center, Pa./Elkland) came on to pitch the final 2.1 innings and suffered the loss after giving up the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th.
The Crusaders fell into a 3-0 first-inning hole after Wesley’s Conner Gobright knocked a three-run homer to right field with two outs in the inning. Gobright went on to go 3-for-5 with a game-high five RBI.
SU was able to respond with a run in the top half of the very next inning when Nick Kennedy’s (Brookeville, Md./Good Council) one-out single scored Dylan Jenkins (Glen Mills, Pa./Bayard Rustin), who had reached base on a leadoff walk. Susquehanna then tacked on another run in the top of the third on Miller’s sac fly.
The top of the third saw the Crusaders break out for three runs on three hits and one Wesley error. Palsi came up with a RBI single and Susquehanna eventually came out of the inning ahead 5-3.
Susquehanna added a solo run in the fifth when Dylan Glassmire (Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South) drove home Ty Raubenstine (Elizabethville, Pa./Upper Dauphin Area) on a single to right field for a 6-3 lead.
Unfortunately the Wolverines added two runs in the seventh off Pinto and tied the game in the bottom of the ninth when Gobright knocked a game-tying RBI single to right field off Kocher as the game eventually headed into extra innings.
Kocher remained in the game in the 11th where he allowed a one-out single to Cory Smith who then stole second. The next batter, Trevor Mears, then proceeded to come up with the game-winning hit, a single to left field that plated Smith.
The Crusaders return to action when they travel to Landmark opponent Moravian for a three-game series on April 5-6.
Crusader Baseball Sees Win Streak Snapped in Extras