Ryan Beckwith threw 6 1/3 strong innings before Nick Berger and Cole Luzins came up with big run-scoring hits in the top of the ninth inning to complete a 3-2 comeback victory for the Susquehanna University Baseball team against nationally ranked The College of Wooster Tuesday afternoon at the North Charlotte Regional Complex in Port Charlotte, Florida.
Wooster (2-1), ranked No. 6 in the latest D3baseball.com national poll, had the first scoring opportunity in the bottom of the first inning when they lead off with two consecutive singles. Beckwith would not allow them to score after bearing down and retiring the next three batters.
The Fighting Scots opened the scoring in the sixth inning with a pair of runs but Susquehanna (2-7) cut the lead in half in the eighth with a single run and then rallied for to tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth.
Trailing 2-0, Susquehanna got on the board in the eighth inning when Yarem scored Luzins on an RBI groundout. Luzins started the inning with a single and a Tom Giaimo double advanced him to third.
Two batters later, Miller scored the tying run on a hit by Berger that bounded between the third baseman and shortstop.
Luzins followed that with a double to deep right-center field to score Berger all the way from first base and the River Hawks took a 3-2 lead.
Bobby Grigas worked around a leadoff single in the bottom of the ninth to cement the win as he picked up his first career save.
Beckwith struck out six in his 6 1/3 innings of work, while only allowing two unearned runs. Will Carey picked up the win after pitching 1 1/3 shutout innings in relief.
Luzins and Giaimo each finished 2-for-4 and each had a double for the River Hawks.
Susquehanna continues play in Florida on Thursday as they take on No. 4 North Central at 3 p.m. in Port Charlotte.