LEWISBURG, PA – The Army baseball team dropped both sides of a doubleheader at Bucknell on Saturday afternoon.The Bulls took game one, 4-0, and game two by a score of 14-5.
Game One Recap
Bucknell’s Peter Marren opened the scoring with a sac fly to right field, scoring Jacob Corson and advancing Chris Cannizzaro to third. Henry Novicki followed with a double to score Cannizzaro. Carter Macias threw Novicki out at third while he attempted to stretch the double into a triple.
In the second inning, catcher Logan Kellerman scored on a passed ball as the Bulls’ lead doubled to 2-0.
In the third inning, Jacob Corson scored on an around-the-horn double play to make it 3-0.
Bison starter Brenden Tuttle pitched 6.2 innings. He gave up eight hits, two walks, and struck out seven.
Army starter Patrick Melampy pitched four innings, gave up seven hits, four runs (only two earned), and one walk while striking out two. Joel Rubin tossed two hitless innings in relief.
Game Two Recap
The Bulls’ momentum from game one carried into game two as they tallied seven runs in the first inning as the Black Knights struggled to find the zone.
With two runners on in the second inning, Sam Ruta tripled, chasing Blake Ledoux and Anthony Giachin home to make it 7-2.
Bucknell answered with a triple off the bat of Anthony Sherwin, scoring Jacob Terwilliger and Jake Wortman.
In the fourth inning, Wortman scored on a sac bunt by Sherwin.
Sherwin tacked on two more in the 6th inning when he singled to left center to drive in Terwilliger and Wortman.
The Bulls added two in the seventh. One on a sac fly by Novicki, the other on an RBI double by Wortman.
Army added two in the 8th. Rob Regine hit a sac fly to right field, scoring Giachin, then Bennett Smith singled to drive in Cam Cerruto. Giachin would score again in the 9th, this time scampering home on a wild pitch.
Connley Early pitched 3.2 innings in relief, allowing four hits, one run, and striking out three.
Bucknell starter Will Greer went six innings. He gave up six hits, four walks, and struck out five.