Raider’s baseball returned to Fairchild Field on Tuesday
Updated: March 31, 2015
By: Tyler Baldwin
SHIPPENSBURG- The Shippensburg baseball team hosted a double-header with Lock Haven at Fairchild Field on Tuesday. Poor field conditions in Lock Haven forced the games to be moved to Shippensburg.
The Raiders won the first game, but dropped game two to the Eagles.
Lock Haven: 2
The Raiders got on the board quickly after a Jake Kennedy grand-slam put Ship up 4-0 in the first inning.
The second inning started out similarly with a Nick Spangler solo home run. Austin Allison launched his own two-run blast later in the inning, boosting Ship to a 7-0 lead. Dalton Hoiles ended the inning with a double giving the Raiders an 8-0 advantage.
Mark Curtis took the mound for the Raiders and pitched six strong innings. Curtis picked up five strikeouts and only gave up two runs on the way to his second win of the season.
Lock Haven’s Jacob Belinda was credited with the loss. He gave up eight runs and struck out five batters.
Lock Haven: 10
Jake Kennedy picked up where he left off in game one with a double putting the Raiders up 1-0 in the first inning. Kennedy scored the same inning after a Hoiles single to left field.
The game remained 2-0 until the third inning when Lock Haven went on a roll. The Eagles plated five runs, putting them on top 5-2.
Ship cut the lead to one at the top of the fifth after an Austin Allison triple and Jimmy Spanos single.
Lock Haven responded in the bottom half of the inning, scoring three runs after a couple of singles and an error by Shippensburg. The Eagles held an 8-4 lead over Ship into the sixth inning.
Nick Spangler and Mike Marcinko picked up RBIs in top of the sixth, cutting the Eagles lead to 6-8.
The nail in the coffin came in the bottom of the sixth when Mike Agosto hit a two-run home-run giving the Eagles a 10-6 led with one inning remaining.
The Raiders put runners on base but could only pick up two more runs after a Cody Ezolt double. The game ended 10-8.
The loss was picked up by Gabe Mosser for the Raiders. Mosser gave up four runs and struck out four batters. Chad Speigle was given the win for Lock Haven after giving up four runs and striking out five.
The Raiders fell to 4-11 overall on the season. Ship will take Fairchild Field again Wednesday March, 18th against Wilmington (Del.)