Clarion baseball takes first three wins of season over spring break

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]After a well-rounded spring trip to South Carolina, Clarion baseball came back to a loaded weekend with two matchups against Mercyhurst University.
Friday the Golden Eagles traveled to Erie to battle the Lakers, which resulted in a split.
In game one Mercyhurst took a 3-0 win, however, in Game two Clarion came back and put on a show.
“I felt we played well game one Brett Whitman gave us a chance to win” said head coach Michael Brown.
Whitman gave up three unearned runs on five hits and five walks in game one.
Clarion was able to get a win in the second game with a score 2-1.
Freshman Kane McCall pitched strong and was a leading factor to the Golden Eagles victory.
“Kane [McCall]  was dead on and our entire defense played well, backing him up,” said Brown. “McCall was again able to win a 2-1 decision. In that game he had a no-hitter going for 5+ innings.”McCall
Saturday’s doubleheader was set for Clarion, however, due to weather conditions it was moved to Erie.
The Golden Eagles lost both games of the doubleheader by scores of 1-0 and7-0.
Game one started off in the Lakers favor, as they scored  in the first inning.
Brown said, “I felt the biggest lack we had was in hitting, as before Mercyhurst was impressed with our pitching and putting together hits consecutively will produce runs.”
For the Golden Eagles game two was a blow out as the Lakers took control.
Junior Drew Pirritano led the Clarion hitters, going 3 for 3 in the game.
Sophomore Alex Borofski gave up four runs while pitching the first three innings.
When asked about what practice was going to focus on before this weekends upcoming match ups against Pitt-Johnstown this weekend.
Brown said, “Believe me we are working on hitting, and defense as well as pitching.”
Brown also said, “We have to play better in all facets to be successful.”
“As a team we are working to get better and improve with every day. They are hard, working and continually strive to that end,” said Brown. “I feel that by the end of this season we will give ourselves a legitimate chance to be in the playoffs.”
Clarion baseball is of to a better start than last season, going 3-9 in the first 12 games.
The baseball team did not win its third game of the 2013 season until May 3.
The Eagles will be in action on March 28 when it travels to Pitt-Johnstown for a doubleheader.
Clarion doesn’t return back home until April 4, for a double header against the Seton Hill Griffins.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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