March 9, 2010
Bloomsburg Falls to Lander in South Carolina
GREENWOOD, SC-Despite four players each getting two hits the Bloomsburg University baseball team dropped a 13-10 decision to Lander University on Tuesday in Greenwood, SC.
Trailing 1-0 in the top of the second, the Huskies took the lead with a pair of runs scoring on a double by Gino Wise (Mechanicsburg/Mechanicsburg). Lander (13-5) rallied and went on top 8-2 with seven runs over the next three innings.
Bloomsburg tied the score at 8-8 by scoring six runs in the top of the fifth. With one out, Joey Ianiero (Bloomsburg/Central Columbia) singled and moved to second on a wild-pitch. After a ground out sent Ianiero to third, Tony Donofry (Newtown/Council Rock North) reached on an error with Ianiero scoring. Lloyd then doubled to left with Donofry taking third. Donofry then scored on a wild-pitch to make it 8-4 with Lloyd moving to third. After Seth Pauling (Allenwood/Montgomery) walked, Eric Ebert (Holland/Council Rock South)singled scoring Lloyd. Wise then singled and moved to second on an error with Pauling coming into score to make it 8-6. Nick Eversole (Lewistown/Indian Valley) then walked to load the bases setting the stage for Devin McLaughlin (Bloomsburg/Bloomsburg) driving in two runs with a single to center to tie the game at 8-8.
After Lander came back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth the Huskies made it an 11-9 game when Pauling walked and scored on a double by Ebert in the top of the sixth. The Bearcats came back with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to lead 13-9.
In the top of the ninth, Wise singled to lead off the inning, moved to second on a ground out. Wise took third on a single by McLaughlin and scored on a wild-pitch with McLaughlin taking second. After Ianiero walked the tying run came to the plate with Chris Tressler (Lewistown/Lewistown). However, the senior grounded into a double play to end the game.
Ianiero, Lloyd, Ebert and Wise all had two hits for Huskies with Ebert, Wise and McLaughlin all driving in two runs. Tyler Gansner (Lancaster/Lampeter-Strasburg) took the loss as he struck out three and walked five.
Bloomsburg (4-11) is scheduled to open PSAC East play this weekend with a pair of games Friday at Shippensburg with the Red Raiders set to play a Bloomsburg on Saturday at 1 p.m.