Long ball lifts LHU in Game 2, Baseball sweeps Winston-Salem
WINSTON-SALEM, NC. – The Lock Haven University baseball team (6-6-1) wrapped up its spring break in North Carolina on a high note taking both games from Winston-Salem State (16-9) on Sunday (Mar. 17) afternoon.
Game 1: W, 8-3
Lock Haven exploded in the third inning for six of its eight runs. Joe Zgleszewski (Pottstown, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) got the action started with an RBI single followed by Demetrius Haskins (Pittsburgh, Pa./Taylor Allderdice) who drove in three with his double to center-field. After the huge third inning the Bald Eagles would roll to the victory, adding an eighth run in the sixth inning off another Zgleszewski RBI.
The Haven notched eight hits in the game led by Zgleszewski and Jimmy Webb (Williamsport, Pa./Loyalsock) who both recorded three hits. Zgleszewski would add 2 RBI’s and Haskins rounded out his game with two hits and 3 RBI’s. The Bald Eagles also received a solid outing from Ross Mintzer (Glenside, Pa./Rowan Gloucester CC) who got the win after 5.2 innings of work without allowing an earned run. Mintzer struck out five and allowed just two hits.
Game two was an entertaining back and forth battle between the two schools. Winston-Salem took a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, but the Bald Eagles prevailed thanks to a three-run sixth inning. LHU would plate four runs over the fifth and six innings to complete the comeback win.
The long ball would power The Haven late as both Haskins and Webb homered in the pivotal sixth inning. Haskin’s homer drove in two and gave the Bald Eagles the lead and then Webb’s solo shot added an insurance run to help seal the win.
LHU racked up 11 hits as Webb and Haskins led the way with both recording two more hits in the second game. Avery Eddy (Hughesville, Pa./Hughesville) worked his way to the win in his four innings, while Dillon Good (Denver, Pa./Nyack College) was strong in the final three innings to close out the win. Eddy allowed just two earned runs and struck out three. Good struck out six and did not allow a run in a stellar relief effort.
LHU will travel to Pitt-Johnstown on Tuesday, March 19 at 3 p.m. for a 9-inning game.