Baseball: Late Inning Surge Sends Baseball to Loss at Allegheny

Sean Mohney (Photo by JT Higgins)
Sean Mohney (Photo by JT Higgins)

MEADVILLE, Pa. -- A five-run eighth inning allowed Allegheny (Pa.) to score a 6-4 win over Mount Union in a non-conference baseball game Thursday in Meadville, Pa.

The game was tied at 1-1 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning when Allegheny had five hits including three doubles to push across five runs and take a 6-1 lead.

The Purple Raiders rallied in the top half of the ninth inning as Sean Mohney (Lodi/Cloverleaf) drove in two runs and Scott Sherwood (Mentor/Mentor) drove in another run with a double to represent the tying run on second base.  Allegheny went to the pen and Mike Pezzone, who also drove in two runs at the plate, came on to get a pair of strikeouts and the save.

Frank Brank picked up the win in 2.1 innings of relief work for the Gators while Mike Letterle (Glenshaw, Pa./Fox Chapel) took the loss in relief for Mount Union.

Anthony Morino (Strongsville/Strongsville) had three hits and Sherwood had two hits to lead the Raiders at the plate.

Mount Union returns to Ohio Athletic Conference action Saturday at 1 pm with a doubleheader at Wilmington.

Allegheny (Pa.) 6, Mount Union 4 (Apr 25, 2013 at Meadville, Pa.)
Mount Union......... 000 100 003  -  4  7  1      (16-15)
Allegheny ............ 100 000 05X  -  6  9  2      (19-11)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Pryor, Murzynski (3), Bekelesky (4), Letterle (6), Sason (8), Bell (8).
Allegheny - White, Ramsdell (5), Brank (7), Pezzone (9).
Win-Brank (1-2) Save-Pezzone (2)  Loss-Letterele (0-1)  T-3:00  A-26
Weather: Cloudy 53 F