Baseball Drops Two Late in Scranton

Baseball Drops Two Late in Scranton

Nick Berger went three-for-four with an RBI and five other players had multi-hit games for the Susquehanna University baseball team in game two of a doubleheader against the University of Scranton, but the River Hawks dropped game one 3-2 and fell in the nightcap 6-5 in 10 innings at Volpe Field in Scranton.

In game one, the Royals (20-18 Overall, 11-6 Landmark) scored a run in the bottom of the third inning to take a 1-0 lead.

The River Hawks (16-23, 8-9) bounced back and scored twice in the top of the fourth inning to take a 2-1 lead when Peter Yarem hit a two-run single that brought home Tom Giaimo and Ben Burman.

The team carried their lead into the bottom of the seventh but a two run double by Scranton gave them the 3-2 win in the seven inning game.

Bobby Grigas went 6 1/3 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits. Four players recorded hits for Susquehanna.

Game two started similarly to game one where the Royals scored a lone run to take an early 1-0 lead before Lance Welsh hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third to tie the score.

Trailing 2-1 in the top of the sixth, Craig Roumes hit a solo home run to tie the game at 2.

Justin Miller hit a go-ahead RBI groundout in the top of the eighth to give the River Hawks the lead and Giaimo knocked an RBI double in the top of the ninth to extend the lead to 4-2.

The Royals scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings.

The River Hawks added a run in the tenth inning to regain the lead, but Scranton scored two more runs in the bottom of the inning to come away with the win.

Cole Luzins and Tom Giaimo had two hits apiece and they each surpassed the 100 hits mark on their careers in game 2. They both sit at 101 hits.

The River Hawks close out the series and regular season play tomorrow at noon in Scranton.