Late Inning Heroics Lead to Baseball Split with Moravian

Late Inning Heroics Lead to Baseball Split with Moravian

The Susquehanna University Baseball team scored six times in the eighth inning of a scheduled seven-inning game Sunday to post a 6-0 win over Moravian but the Greyhounds used late-inning heroics of their own in game two, winning on a walk-off hit with a come-from-behind 4-3 victory in the second game of the day and third game of the Landmark Conference series.

In the opener, the teams battled to a scoreless tie through all seven innings of the scheduled seven-inning game forcing extra innings. In the eighth inning, Cole Luzins started the inning and the rally with a single and Cory Fallon followed with a double to put runners on second and third.

With one out, Nick Berger reached on a fielder's choice and Luzins thrown out at the plate leaving runners on the corners with two outs.

The River Hawks followed with four consecutive run-scoring hits to break the game open. Danny Gordon started the hit parade with a single to score Fallon.

After a pitching change, Tom Giaimo singled to right field to score two more runs, Taylor Luckenbill doubled to score Giaimo and then Zach Leone hit a home run to left centerfield to give the River Hawks a 6-0 lead.

Luzins was 3-for-3 in the game while Leone, Fallon and Gordon all had two hits each.

In the second game, Susquehanna took an early lead with a run in the second inning and then extended the lead to 3-0 with a pair of runs in the sixth.

Ben Burman hit a two-out single to score Dylan Jenkins in the second inning and then added a sacrifice fly to score Leone in the sixth before Berger singled home Jenkins in the next at bat to give the River Hawks a 3-0 lead.

Moravian battled back for two runs in the bottom of the sixth to trim the lead to 3-2.

In the seventh inning, the Greyhounds rallied again with a pair of singles and a walk to start the inning. Another single scored one run to tie the game and

Moravian won the game with a sacrifice fly to left field allowing the winning run to score from third.

Berger led the River Hawks in the second game with a pair of hits and Burman had two runs batted in.

Susquehanna is scheduled to play at Wesley Thursday before hosting a three-game series with Juniata Friday and Saturday.