February 20, 2009

Huskies Sweep Pair on Friday in Virginia

ESU Box Score

Lock Haven Box Score

NEWPORT NEWS, VA--The Bloomsburg University baseball team won both its games on Friday at the Builders Invitational in Newport News, VA beating East Stroudsburg 9-0 in the morning game and Lock Haven by a score of 10-3 in the evening game.

In game one against the Warriors, the Huskies got all the runs they would need in the bottom of the second inning when they scored four times. Carlos Medina (Lititz/Manheim Twp) led of the inning with a solo homer. The next three batters all reached safely to load the bases with no outs. Corey Eisenhart (York/Dover) made it 2-0 when scored on a fielder's choice, Mike Austin (Dallastown/Dallastown) singled home Jarrod Kramer (Orwigsburg/Blue Mountain), while Chris Tressler (Lewistown/Lewistown) would score on a Tony Donofry (Newtown/Council Rock North) ground out for a 4-0 lead.

The Huskies added single runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth innings and a pair of runs in the seventh inning. Medina, Tyler Gansner (Lancaster/Lampeter-Strasburg) and Tressler all finished with two RBI in the game.

Vinny Voorhees (New Hope/New Hope-Solebury) went the first five innings to get the victory with Chris Carter (Bartonsville/Pocono Mountain East) finishing up the final four frames to get the save.

In game two, the Huskies again started quickly jumping out to a 3-0 lead after one inning. With runners at second and third and one out, Kevin Ward hit a sacrifice fly to drive in one run with Gansner following with a two-run homer to make it 3-0. Bloomsburg added to the lead with a run in the second and third innings with Ward getting a solo homer for the third inning run to make it 5-0. Bloomsburg added two runs each in both the seventh and eighth innings to win by a margin of 10-3. Donofry went 3-3 in the game, while Ward and Gansner each drove in three runs.

Grant Kernaghan (Upper Darby/Upper Darby) threw the first five innings and allowed just three hits with Matt Kline (Sugarloaf/Hazleton Area) going the final four innings to earn the save.

The Huskies, 2-1, play Kutztown on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Newport News.