Jake Deemer – Staff Writer
The Golden Eagles travelled to Bloomsburg on April 11 for a daytime doubleheader.
After a short four-game winning streak in early April, the Golden Eagles have lost its last six with an overall record of 7-16, 3-9 in league play.
Bloomsburg Huskies’ record starting play stands at 16-12-1, 6-5-1 in PSAC contests.
In the first game, Chance Miranda (0-2, 9.39 ERA) got the nod as starting pitcher; opposed to Bloomsburg’s Chad Cooperman (0-1, 4.50 ERA).
The bottom of the first escalated with a two-run homerun to left by Tyler Benson, his sixth on the year.
Ty Bittner answered back the next inning with an RBI single for the Golden Eagles, making the score 2-1.
That would be the only run Clarion would score the rest of the game; Ryan Schiffer started the run parade with a two RBI single for Bloomsburg in the bottom of the second.
Tyler Nowmos and Benson led off the bottom of the third with back-to-back homeruns.
Nowmos’ homerun in the bottom of the third would be his first of three homeruns in the game.
Bloomsburg hit a total of five homeruns on en route to a 15-1 victory in the first part of the twin bill.
The second game was more of the same story as the Huskies jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first inning on Cole Swiger’s two-run homerun, his sixth of the season.
The Golden Eagles would first strike oil with Wes Lang’s RBI sacrifice fly.
Cole Shafer singled to make the score 5-4 in the top of the third.
After an RBI single by Bloomsburg’s Cy Treaster in the fifth, the Huskies secured a lasting lead to secure the victory by a final score of 9-4.
Clarion pitcher Thomas McCloskey was asked about the current losing streak, and said, “We need to start putting it all together. Some days we have great pitching and some days our bats are real hot.”
McCloskey gave up three homeruns in the first game of the doubleheader.
He added, “We need to tie it all together so everything falls into place, we need to be on the same page.”
Clarion will take on Mercyhurst for a doubleheader at Memorial Stadium Friday April 14 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.