Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State College baseball team finished their four game series with the West Liberty University Hilltoppers on Sunday, March 23rd at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.
In the third game of the series West Liberty jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the Pioneers as they scored a run in the top of the fourth off of a balk and later scored in the top of the fifth after a sacrifice fly.
GSC would try and cut into the Hilltoppers lead but would have three-up and three-out in the bottom of the sixth and three-up and three-out in the bottom of the seventh as they fell to West Liberty, 2-0.
Tucker Abruzzino went 1 for 3 and Justin Lewis finished 1 for 2.
Jonathan Murphy pitched the whole game as he allowed 3 hits, 2 runs, and struck out 5 batters.
In the fourth game, West Liberty would take a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
The Pioneers would later cut the Hilltoppers lead to one, 2-1, in the bottom of the third after Chris Longdo scored off of a RBI by Heath Swisher.
GSC would take the lead in the bottom of the fourth after Chris Longdo hit a 2 RBI single scoring Ethan Szabo and Alex Mace, making it 3-2 Pioneers.
However West Liberty would come right back in the top of the fifth and re-take the lead 5-3 over GSC.
The Pioneers would add one run in the bottom of the fifth to pull within one, 5-4.
West Liberty would again add to their lead in the top of the seventh as they scored one run to make it 6-4. However the Pioneers would not be finished as they would score three runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull off the win, 7-6. Alex Mace would drive in the winning run for the Pioneers.
Khalfani Mar’Na went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s while Alex Mace went 2 for 4 with the winning RBI and scored a run.
Colby Vanoy picked up the win as he struck out 1 batter.
The Pioneers return to action Wednesday, March 26th when they travel to Fairmont State for a double header. Game time is set for 1:00 pm.