Behrend Gets Big Inning to Beat Baseball

Scott Sherwood (Photo by Fran Morino)
Scott Sherwood (Photo by Fran Morino)

ERIE, Pa. -- Mount Union's baseball team suffered a 6-2 non-conference loss at Penn State-Behrend Tuesday in Erie, Pa.

Mount Union (16-14) took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a sacrifice fly RBI by Evan Knott (Canton/GlenOak) and Justin Jakubik (Strongsville/Strongsville) drawing a bases loaded walk.

Behrend (21-8) came back in the fourth and took advantage of a pair of Mount Union errors to put up six runs (four earned) on five hits to take a 6-2 lead.

The Lions bull pen then took over as four pitchers combined to hold the Purple Raiders to just two hits over the final 6.1 innings.  Matt Parnes, who pitched 3.1 of those 6.1 innings of relief picked up the win.

Sam Clarke (Strongsville/Strongsville) started and surrendered five runs over the first 3.0 innings took the loss for Mount Union.

Scott Sherwood (Mentor/Mentor) had two hits for Mount Union.

Mount Union will play another non-conference road game Wednesday at 4 pm at Allegheny in Meadville, Pa.

Penn State Behrend 6, Mount Union 2 (Apr 23, 2013 at Erie, Pa.)
Mount Union......... 002 000 000  -  2  4  2      (16-14)
Penn State Behrend.. 000 600 00X  -  6  9  3      (21-8)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Sam Clarke; Gino Ceriani(4); Ryan Sason(7) and C.J. Stotler.
Penn State Behrend - Moyer; Parnes(3); Semple(7); Geer(8); Condit(9) and Bukowski.
Win-Parnes(1-0)  Loss-Sam Clarke(1-3)  T-2HR 30M  A-50
Weather: Sunny/Warm
Clarke faced 5 batters in the 4th.