STEVENSON, Md. – Stevenson University swept a non-conference baseball doubleheader from Penn State Abington by scores of 7-1 and 11-3 Saturday afternoon at Park Field.
In the opener, Stevenson (2-3) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom half of the first. Senior Ian Eberly doubled to lead off the inning, followed by classmate Kevin Wu working a walk. After a strikeout and a popout, the pair would score on a double to the fence in left by sophomore Billy Small. Small scored two batters later when freshman Jimmy Matt reached on an infield error.
The score remained 3-0 until the fifth, when senior Craig Joseph led off with a double, and scored on a two-out single by senior Nick Peifer. After Penn State Abington (0-2) grabbed its lone run in the top of the sixth, the Mustangs scored three more times in the bottom half of the frame. Another Joseph double with two outs plated sophomore Travis Brown and Eberly, while Joseph scored on an error for the final run.
Eberly and Joseph each had two hits in the opener. Senior Alec Romanowski went the distance to pick up his first win of the season, scattering four hits while striking out five.
In the nightcap, the Nittany Lions took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first before Stevenson scored four times in the bottom half of the second. With the bases loaded and one out, Brown doubled down the left field line to bring in Small and Peifer. Following a groundout and an Eberly walk, Wu singled up the middle to make it 4-2. The Mustangs added a run in the fourth when Eberly worked a leadoff walk and came home on a Wu double.
Penn State Abington pulled within 6-3 in the top half of the sixth, but in the bottom, Stevenson struck for five runs to put the game out of reach. The Mustangs had just two hits, including a two run single by sophomore Jake Hall, but took advantage of four walks, a hit batter and a wild pitch.
Brown finished 4-4 in the nightcap with a pair of RBI and three runs scored, while Wu was 2-3 at the plate with three RBI. Senior Matt Myers picked up his first win of the season on the hill, allowing six hits and three runs in five-plus innings while notching a pair of strikeouts. Classmate Reid Foxwell came in to relieve Myers in the sixth and worked the final two innings to post the save, allowing just one hit.
Stevenson returns to action Sunday when it travels to Bridgewater College for a 1:00 contest.