Baseball Falls in High-Scoring Affair

Baseball Falls in High-Scoring Affair

Tom Giaimo, Nick Berger, Jack Carroll and Ryan Casey all had three hits each for the Susquehanna University Baseball team but it was not enough as the River Hawks fell to Arcadia University Sunday by a 16-12 score in the first game of the Spring Training trip in the North Charlotte Stadium in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Arcadia (3-1) took an early lead with two runs in the first and another in the second before Susquehanna (0-6) rallied for four runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 4-3 lead.

In the second, Berger singled and stole second and with one out, scored as Giaimo reached base on a fielding error. A second error in the inning allowed Craig Roumes to reach base and both runners moved into scoring position with a wild pitch.

After Casey loaded the bases when he was hit by pitch, Justin Miller delivered a three-run double to give the River Hawks the lead.

Arcadia regained the lead with a pair of runs in the third but Susquehanna tied the game with a single run in the bottom half of the inning. Cole Luzins opening the inning with a double and moved to third with a sacrifice bunt by Berger. Peter Yarem followed with a groundout but Luzins was able to score from third on the play to knot the score at 5-5.

In a wild fourth inning, Arcadia scored five times in the top of the inning and Susquehanna answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Carroll singled home two of the runs and Berger hit a double to score two more runs leaving the River Hawks down a run at 10-9.

Both teams scored a run in the fifth and each added two more runs in the eighth inning as the teams headed to the ninth inning with a 13-12 score.

The Knights scored three times in the  ninth on a home run to cap the scoring.

Berger was 3-for-3 with two runs and two runs batted in while Casey, Carroll and Giaimo were each 3-for-5 with two runs scored each. Miller was 2-for-5 with a run and three RBI.

The four Susquehanna pitchers combined for five strikeouts.

The River Hawks continue the Florida trip with games Monday against Marietta at Noon and a second game against Ohio Wesleyan at 3 p.m. in the afternoon.