PSUMA baseball: Mont Alto split doubleheader

 The Penn State Mont Alto baseball team split a doubleheader Sunday with PSU DuBois, suffering its first loss of the season.

Mont Alto’s Nittany Lions loaded the bases up in the bottom of the ninth inning in the nightcap; and Dan Brundage (Milroy, Pa. / Oxford Area) drew a walk to give his team a 4-3 win. PSU DuBois played fundamental ball in the first game, handing Mont Alto its first loss this season. 

Penn State DuBois 8, Penn State Mont Alto 4 (F)

Brandon Osrich earned the win for DuBois, lasting six innings while striking out five Mont Alto batters. The right hander gave up his first earned runs of the season allowing three on six hits.

Both teams went back and forth scoring a run a piece in both the first and second innings. DuBois scored again in the fifth inning, then broke the game open in the top of the seventh frame to build its 8-4 advantage. They quickly loaded the bases up before plating four runs including a Trevor Hanna RBI single.

Chance McClure (Chambersburg, Pa. / Chambersburg Area) had a solid afternoon at the dish going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Joseph Wunsch (Dover, Del. / Dover Area) slashed an RBI single in the second inning.

Penn State Mont Alto 4, Penn State DuBois 3 (F-9)

  • Freshman Zach Garlin (Newville, Pa. / Big Spring) was nearly unhittable on the mound striking out a career-high nine batters and scattering just two hits across six innings of work. He allowed just one run as the other was plated on a passed ball.
  • After trailing 1-0, Mont Alto saw an RBI gap shot off the bat of Hayden Kissel (Chambersburg, Pa. / Chambersburg Area) to tie the game. Jarrett Goodyear (Newville, Pa. / Big Spring) then put his team up 2-1.The score remained the same until the visitors tied it back up in the fifth as game went into extra innings.
  • Both teams scored a run in the eighth inning. Tyler Moreland (Spring Mills, W.Va. / Spring Mills) came up with a clutch single as a pinch hitter and Owen McCleaf (Waynesboro, Pa. / Waynesboro Area) tied it up at 3-3, driving the run in on a fielder’s choice.
  • Hayden Kissel (Chambersburg, Pa. / Chambersburg Area) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth and Brundage drew a bases loaded walk for the Nittany Lions. Mont Alto improved to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in PSUAC West action.

What’s next

PSUMA returns to action Saturday, March 27, hosting Penn State Fayette for another home doubleheader.

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