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Lingenfelter notches save for LHU in split with Saint Rose

Baseball splits Sunday doubleheader with Saint Rose

Courtesy of Lock Haven Athletics
The LHU baseball team took the opening game of the day, but fell in a high-scoring game two.
NEWARK, Del. – The Lock Haven University baseball team (5-5) took game one 4-3, but dropped game two to Saint Rose (1-5) in an 11-7 nine-inning shootout. The two teams met in non-conference action on Sunday afternoonhosted by the University of Delaware at Bob Hannah Stadium.
Game 1: W, 4-3
Joe Shannon (Warminster, Pa./William Tennent (Mercer CC)) kickstarted to LHU offense with a solo homerun in the second inning to give the Bald Eagles a 1-0 lead. Shannon struck again with a double in the sixth inning to score Jake Mastillo (Roaring Brook Twp, Pa./North Pocono) and extend the LHU lead to 2-0. The junior would finish the day 3-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Zach Kaatz (Stafford, Va./Mountain View) also tallied an RBI double in the sixth inning, and Mastillo grabbed an RBI single in the seventh inning to provide an all-important insurance run at 4-0. Saint Rose came clawing back in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Matt Lingenfelter (State College, Pa./State College) notched the final strikeout and the save to bring home a 4-3 win.
David Keller (Oreland, Pa/Christopher Dock Mennonite) turned in a strong outing and picked up the win on the mound. Keller went six strong innings and struck out five, while not walking a batter. The junior scattered just six hits and did not allow a run.
Game 2: L, 11-7
Saint Rose exploded for seven runs in the top of the first inning, and despite the Bald Eagles best efforts, held on for the 11-7 win. LHU put up four runs in the bottom half of the ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough to bring the Bald Eagles back.
Mastillo went 2-3 with a walk and three RBIs in the LHU comeback effort. Shannon, Justin Lichtenwalner (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield and Blaise Zeiders (Selinsgrove, Pa./Selinsgrove) each notched an RBI of their own.
RJ Kruse (Milford, Pa./ Delaware Valley (Lackawanna)) was strong in relief for LHU going 2.1 innings and striking out three batters with no runs allowed.
Next Up:
The Bald Eagles travel to Glenville, West Virginia for a four-game weekend series with Glenville State on March 4-5. Each day’s doubleheader kicks off at 12 p.m.

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