April 2, 2010

Huskies Split with East Stroudsburg

Game One Box Score

Game Two Box Score

BLOOMSBURG- Bloomsburg University split a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East doubleheader with East Stroudsburg on Friday, winning 9-2 in the opener before falling 5-3 in the nightcap.

In game one, the Huskies got the bats going early, getting three runs and three hits in the first inning, including an RBI double from Jarrod Kramer (Orwigsburg/Blue Mountain) that brought in Tony Donofry (Newtown/Council Rock North) and Chris Tressler (Lewistown/Lewistown). Bloomsburg got another big inning its next time up, loading the bases for Eric Ebert (Holland/Council Rock South) who hit a grand slam, his first round-tripper of the season, to put the Huskies up 7-0.

That was all of the run support starter Grant Kernaghan (Upper Darby/Upper Darby) needed, as he threw a complete game with 10 strike outs, giving up seven hits and just one earned run. The Huskies picked up a run in each the fifth and sixth innings, getting RBI singles from Devin McLaughlin (Bloomsburg/Bloomsburg) and Gino Wise (Mechanicsburg/Mechanicsburg Area).

The Warriors got on the board first in game two, getting an RBI single from Evan Cain in their half of the third to take a 1-0 lead. Bloomsburg struck back in the bottom half of the fourth, getting back-to-back shots from Kramer and Wise, Kramer's being with a runner on, to take a 3-1 advantage heading into the fifth.

East Stroudsburg would come back in the sixth, getting a leadoff homer from Brian Ernst and an RBI double from Bryce Muth three batters later to knot the game up at three. After starter Vinny Voorhees (Lakaska/New Hope Solebury) was replaced on the mound by Tressler, the Warriors got an RBI single from Ryan Guarino and a bases loaded walk three batters later to take a two-run lead.

The Huskies threatened in their half of the sixth, getting two runners in scoring position with one out, but weren't able to capitalize. Christian Saveri pitched the final 1.1 innings for East Stroudsburg, allowing one hit and picking up the save.

On the day Kramer went 2-for-5 with a homerun, adding four RBI. Joey Ianiero (Bloomsburg/Central Columbia) went 4-for-7, getting three hits in game one, with a double, a stolen base and two runs scored. Ebert and McLaughlin also totaled three hits apiece on the day.

The Huskies (7-21, 3-9) will host East Stroudsburg again tomorrow at Litwhiler Field. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.