SU Raiders: Doubleheader split at Bloomsburg

The Raiders began their final series of the regular baseball season Friday with a doubleheader split at Bloomsburg, taking Game 2 by a 7-4 score after dropping Game 1, 13-1, in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division action at Danny Litwhiler Field. 

Shippensburg (16-18, 14-16 PSAC East) used a four-run first inning in Game 2 to gain a lead it ultimately would not relinquish. Eight different Raiders had one hit, including a two-run single by Tony Vavaroutsos (Toronto, Ontario/Mary Ward Catholic) and an RBI-double by Lake Lloyd (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron).

Starting pitcher Kyle Lysy (Allentown, N.J./Allentown) improved to 5-3 with the Game 2 win, allowing four runs on six hits in five innings of work. Lysy struck out five and did not walk a batter.

The lone Raider run in Game 1 came on a third-inning RBI-single by Ben Werkheiser (Doylestown, Pa./Germantown Academy (Delaware)) that plated JuJu Cason (East Arcadia, N.C./North Brunswick (Belmont Abbey)), who tripled. The Huskies held a 4-1 lead through four innings of the opener before a five-run fifth and a four-run sixth extended their advantage.

Shippensburg will host Bloomsburg at 11 a.m. Friday. The start time was moved up due to rain in the forecast.

Before Friday’s doubleheader, SU will honor its seniors: Lysy, Kiernan Higgins, Chris Horst, Matt Ryan and Chase Zurawski.

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