Baseball Drops Game to Penn St. Abington

Baseball Drops Game to Penn St. Abington

PUERTO RICO – The Susquehanna baseball team led early against Penn State Abington but the Nittany Lions scored the final eight runs of the game to win 9-3 over SU.

The Crusaders (3-6) held a 3-1 lead until the bottom of the third when Penn State (4-8) scored five runs to pull ahead. The Nittany Lions added three insurance runs in the sixth to seal the victory.

Six different players accounted for the six Crusaders hits. Leadoff hitter Tom Giamo had one hit and scored a run as did Jimmy Kinneally and Malcolm Nails.

Starting pitcher Bobby Klatt went three innings and gave up six runs on 19 hits. Reliever James Panzarino went the final five innings and surrendered three runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts.

A fielding error in the top of the first allowed SU to score the first two runs of the game. Penn State got one of those runs back on a sac fly in the bottom of the inning  before Susquehanna scored on yet another Penn State fielding error  in the second inning to take a 3-1 edge.

It remained 3-1 until the Nittany Lions plated five runs in the bottom of the third on seven hits with the final three runs scoring with two outs for a 6-3 Penn State lead.

The Nittany Lions scored another three runs in the bottom of the sixth with the final two runs coming on a two-run home run by Anthony Pletscher.

The Crusaders were retired in order in the eighth and ninth innings to end the game.

Susquehanna returns to action on March 11 with a 7 p.m. game against SUNY Oneonta.