Falk shines offensively, Clarion baseball falls in four-game series to Seton Hill

The Clarion baseball team traveled to Greensburg, Pa. to take on defending PSAC Champion Seton Hill in two double headers over the weekend.

The Golden Eagles were swept in the four game sequence getting outscored 54-9 in the four games combined.

There were some bright spots for Clarion on the offensive side of the plate.

Sophomore Tyler Falk went 5 for 6 in the two games combined on Saturday and reached base a total of seven times.

Tyler Falk is the starting first basemen for Clarion.

Falk continued his success at the plate when Clarion played at Seton Hill on Monday going a combined 2 for 5.

Falk has a batting average of .365 and has a six-game hitting streak.

He also has an on base percentage of .467.

Falk has now reached base safely in 10 on the last 11 games that Clarion has played.

Head coach Mike Brown sees Falk as a tough out for the opposing team this season.

“He is going to drive the ball. [The other teams] are trying to pitch around him, but he is a tough out and has done a good job,” Brown said.

Also contributing at the plate was junior Tyler Delval.

Delval, who has hit a team leading five home runs and is batting .474 on the year, contributed two home runs in the four-game set for the Golden Eagles.

All Delval’s home runs have come since March 30.

Also hitting home runs for Clarion were senior Dre Pirritano and Ben Thomas along with juniors Jordan Meseraco and Mike Lockhart.

Pitching was a problem for the Eagles as they went up against a Seton Hill team that made it to the Division II College World Series last spring.

In game one on Saturday, sophomore Kane McCall took the loss.

McCall pitched 5.1 innings while giving up nine runs on 11 hits.

Junior Josh Friel also pitched in the game.

Friel gave up six runs on three hits in 1.1 innings.

In game two on Saturday, senior Troy Kumar took the loss while giving up 12 runs n 11 hits in 5.1 innings of work.

On Monday, sophomore Sean White took the loss in game one.

White pitched four innings and gave up six runs on four hits.

Friel also pitched in game one fiving up two runs in two innings of work.

Delval took the loss in game two, giving up 11 runs on 11 hits in two innings.

Brown praised Seton Hill after the games.

“They are the best team in the league. 1-9 in the batting order are all dangerous. The guys off its bench are just as dangerous. I expect them to be in the World Series this year,” Brown said.

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