Roller coaster weekend ends with Clarion Baseball dropping four out of five games

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This past Friday the Clarion Golden Eagles baseball team traveled to University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown to play a doubleheader.
In game one, senior starting pitcher Brett Whitman gave up four earned runs on seven hits in five innings.
Senior catcher Nick Maskrey went 3-3 all singles.
Sophomore shortstop Joey Lopez and junior right fielder Joe Holmberg each had two out singles in the 2nd innings as the Golden Eagles fell 4-2.
The second game, freshman starting pitcher Kane McCall allowed just one run on four hits and a base on balls in six innings of work.
He allowed his only run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly.
McCall said “On the run I gave up, I left the ball up.”
Lopez went 2-3 with two singles in the game, but the Golden Eagles offense was unable to score as they went a combined 5-26 on the day resulting in a 1-0 loss.
McCall said going forward he believes the team will “improve and get more wins this season.” On Monday, the team was home to once again face University of Pitt-Johnstown in a doubleheader.
In the first of two games sophomore starting pitcher Tyler Delval pitched a seven inning complete game shutout allowing five hits along with a walk.
Manager  Mike Brown stated that Delval was “lights out and everything you could ask for out of a starter.”
Freshman first baseman Tyler Falk went 3-3 all singles and a RBI.
Sophomore third baseman Mike Lockhart went 1-3 with a three run home run as the Golden Eagles won 9-0.
Brown called Lockhart’s homer a “flat out blast” and he believes “his bat is coming around and he is hitting the ball with authority.”
In game two, freshman starting pitcher Sean White allowed eight runs seven earned on six hits, a walk and a strikeout in two innings.
Holmberg went 3-3 with two RBI’s and Falk went 3-4 in the game also batting in two runs for the Golden Eagles as they dropped the second game 11-6. Delval
Brown said going forward the remainder of the season the Golden Eagles “have to be more consistent ,and more out of bullpen not forcing starters to pitch as deep into games.”
On Tuesday, the Eagles faced adversity when they traveled to Slippery Rock University to take part in a doubleheader.
The Eagles were outscored by a total of 40-14 in the two games combined.
In game one, Clarion led 2-1 going into the fourth inning until Slippery Rock had seven runs come across the plate.
Slippery Rock then sent 15 batters to the plate in the fifth inning and scored 11 runs while doing so.
Clarion once again jumped out to a two-run lead in game two behind Lockhart’s second home run in as many days.
However, Slippery Rock came back once again and scored five runs in the fifth inning.
Clarion battled back to make the game 6-4 but Slippery Rock answered once again and plated seven runs in the sixth inning and did not look back.
The baseball team will be in action this weekend against Seton Hill.[/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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