Baseball Comes Back for Big Road Win

Cory Fallon hit his sixth home run of the season in the 17-10, eight-inning win Thursday over Wesley.
Cory Fallon hit his sixth home run of the season in the 17-10, eight-inning win Thursday over Wesley.

Senior Cory Fallon hammered his sixth home run of the season and five players had multiple hits as the Susquehanna University Baseball team came back from an early seven-run deficit to defeat Wesley 17-10 Thursday afternoon in a game called after eight innings due to darkness on Bob Reed Field in Dover, Delaware.

Susquehanna (14-12) scored a run in the top of the first inning but surrendered four runs in each of the first two frames to fall behind 8-1. With the score 9-3 after three innings, the River Hawks started their comeback with a four-run fifth to make the score 9-7 and tacked on six runs in the seventh to regain the lead.

Susquehanna added on four more runs in the eight before Wesley (16-12) stopped a four-inning scoring drought with a single run in the bottom of he eighth. The game was called before the ninth inning started.

The first big inning for the River Hawks was the fifth when Tom Giaimo connected on a three-run home run to left field as Danny Gordon and Nick Berger scored.  Taylor Luckenbill reached on an error, Zach Leone walked and Dylan Jenkins singled to score Luckenbill as Susquehanna trimmed the Wesley lead down to 9-7.

In the seventh inning, the River Hawks batted around the order as Luckenbill started the inning with a double and added an RBI single later as Susquehanna scored six times with base hits by Fallon, Tom Shields, Berger and Giaimo to go along with Luckenbill's two hits in the inning.

Fallon hit his home run in the eighth with a two-run shot after Jenkins walked with one out. With two outs Gordon home another run and Justin Miller added a run scoring single to cap the offensive attach for the River Hawks.

Bobby Klatt started for Susquehanna and struggled but the bullpen trio of Liam Conboy, Tyson Thrush and George Zirkel combined to allow just two runs on eight hits over the final six innings to hold Wesley and allow the River Hawks stage the comeback.

Fallon was 3-for-5 while Giaimo, Luckenbill, Ben Burman and Gordon all had two hits each. Jenkins scored three times and Giaimo knocked in five runs while Berger and Fallon had three RBI each.

Susquehanna returns to Landmark Conference play Friday and Saturday against Juniata with a single game Friday starting at 3 p.m. and a doubleheader starting at noon Saturday.