Baseball Nearly Comes Back but Falls 8-6

Ben Burman was 4-for-5 against Albright.
Ben Burman was 4-for-5 against Albright.

Ben Burman had four hits and scored two runs for the Susquehanna University Baseball team Wednesday night and nearly came back from an early 6-0 deficit to trim the lead to 7-6 but eventually fell to Albright College by an 8-6 score on Kelchner Field in Reading, Pennsylvania.

After falling behind 6-0 as Albright (10-24) scored twice in the first and four times in the second, Susquehanna (20-14) rallied for four runs in the top of the fourth.

The Lions answered in the bottom of the fourth but the River Hawks edged even closer with single runs in the fifth and sixth to cut the lead to 7-6 but could not get closer. Albright added an insurance run in the sixth to cap the scoring.

The big inning for Susquehanna was the fourth. Burman led off the inning with a single and Taylor Luckenbill was hit by pitch to put a pair of runners on base.

After consecutive outs, Danny Gordon doubled to right field to score Luckenbill and Burman and Chris Corrado followed with a single to score Gordon.

Corrado then stole second and third before scoring on a wild pitch to close out the four-run inning.

Corrado was 2-for-3 with a run batted in and two runs while Gordon finished 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBI and a run scored.

The River Hawks return to Landmark Conference play this weekend with the final regular season conference three-game series at Drew. Susquehanna needs at leas two wins to have a chance to finish first in the Landmark standings and host the postseason tournament.