March 23, 2010

Huskies Split with Shippensburg

Game One Box Score

Game TwoBox Score

BLOOMSBURG - Bloomsburg University split a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East doubleheader with Shippensburg on Tuesday, rallying to win 6-5 in the bottom of the seventh before falling 12-7 in game two.

In the first game, the Huskies jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead when Jerry Lloyd (Mifflinburg/Allegany College, MD) doubled in the first inning, knocking in Tony Donofry (Newtown/Council Rock North). Shippensburg came back to tie the score in the top of the second, before the Huskies took back the lead in their half of the inning with a three-run homerun by Joey Ianiero (Bloomsburg/Rutgers).

The Red Raiders struck back with three runs of their own in the top of the fourth, and then took the lead in the top of the seventh on a solo shot by Cody Kulp. After an Ianiero walk in the bottom half loaded the bases, Donofry hit a shot to the gap in right center, scoring two and giving the Huskies the win. Pitcher Grant Kernaghan (Upper Darby/Upper Darby), who came in to throw the last two outs in the top of the seventh, picked up with win.

Shippensburg came out hot in game two, scoring five runs in each of the first two innings. The Huskies came back with two runs in the bottom of the second, including an RBI double by Ianiero. After another run by the Red Raiders in the top of the third made it 11-2, Bloomsburg responded with five runs over the next three innings to cut its deficit to four. The key plays were a solo homerun by Lloyd and a two-run shot from Chris Tressler (Lewistown/Lewistown). Shippensburg picked up an insurance run in the top of the seventh on a homer by A.J. Czap before allowing just one run to the Huskies in the bottom half, picking up the win.

Ianiero went a combined 4-for-7 with five RBI, a homerun, double and two runs scored. Donofry went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in game one, while Tressler, who went 6.1 innings with three earned runs on the mound in the opening game, went 1-for-3 with the homerun and three RBI in game two.

The Huskies (5-17, 1-5) will play back-to-back conference doubleheaders with Millersville this weekend.