Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers dropped a double header in a non-conference matchup with the Alderson Broaddus University Battlers on Wednesday night.
In game one Alderson Broaddus would take an early 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning however the Pioneers would then take their first lead of the game as Jon Hunter hit a single scoring Justin Lewis and then Tyler Wiseman would hit a single scoring Jon Hunter as Glenville State took a 2-1 lead after four innings.
Alderson Broaddus would then retake the lead in the top of the fifth inning 3-2. The Battlers would also score two runs in the top of the sixth inning as they claimed a 5-2 lead over the Pioneers.
But Glenville State would not give up and they would have a huge sixth inning as they scored nine runs as the Pioneers took a commanding 11-5 lead over the Battlers.
However Alderson Broaddus would have their own big inning in the top of the seventh as they scored eight runs of their own as they retook the lead, 13-11. The Pioneers would then come up short in the bottom of the seventh as they fell to the Battlers, 13-11.
The Pioneers had 11 hits and four errors in the game while the Battlers finished the game with 16 hits and three errors.
Justin Lewis went 2 for 5 with and RBI and scored two runs while Sean Garza went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. John Hunter, Tyler Wiseman, Tucker Abruzzino, and Lance Gilbert all had RBI’s in the game.
Chris Knapp pitched 4.1 innings allowing six hits and three runs.
In the second game the Pioneers would strike first in the bottom of the second inning as Tucker Abruzzino hit a single scoring Randal Baugher as Glenville State went up 1-0.
However Alderson Broaddus would tie the game up a 1-1 in the top of the sixth inning.
The Battlers and Pioneers would end up going in to extra innings knotted up at 1-1.
The Battlers jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning as they scored five runs. The Pioneers would try and make a comeback in the bottom of the eighth inning but would come up short as they fell 6-1.
Glenville State finished with eight hits but had six errors while Alderson Broaddus had seven hits and committed no errors.
Tucker Abruzzino went 2 for 3 with an RBI while Zach Sanford went 2 for 4.
Karl Bennington pitched 5.1 innings as he allowed four hits, one run, and struck out five batters.
The Pioneers return to the diamond on Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th when they travel to Shepherd University for a four game series. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.