The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team completed the weekend sweep of the University of Charleston on Sunday as they took another two games from the Golden Eagles
Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team completed the weekend sweep of the University of Charleston on Sunday as they took another two games from the Golden Eagles.
The first game would see the Golden Eagles take an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second as Josh Easterling hit a solo homerun.
However the Pioneers had a big inning in the bottom of the second as they scored four runs as John Hunter hit a double scoring Tyler Wiseman and Lance Gilbert and right after that Justin Lewis would go deep and hit a two run homerun as Glenville State took a, 4-1 lead.
Charleston would get a solo homer in the top of the third from Anthony Brunetti as they pulled within two, 4-2.
But that’s as close as Charleston would get as the Pioneers would go on to win game one, 4-2.
Glenville State and Charleston both finished with six hits in the game and both teams committed only one error in the game.
Justin Lewis went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run while John Hunter went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run. Heath Swisher, Randal Baugher, and Tyler Wiseman all had a hit in the game for the Pioneers.
Pitched Wesley Stauffer picked up the win as he pitched all seven innings allowing six hits, two runs, and struck out three batters.
In the second game of the day Charleston would take a 2-0 lead after Josh Easterling hit a two run homer after the first inning of play.
Glenville State would make it 2-1 in the bottom of the first as Tucker Abruzzino hit a RBI single scoring Heath Swisher.
Later in the bottom of the fourth the Pioneers would take the lead 8-2 as Tyler Wiseman hit a RBI single as Tucker Abruzzino crossed the plate and Jordan Braniff hit his own RBI single scoring Tyler Wiseman. Also in the fourth Randal Baugher hit a deep ball to center for two RBI double as Jordan Braniff and John Hunter scored and later Heath Swisher and Randal Baugher scored on a Charleston error.
Charleston would add two runs in the top of the fifth inning as the Pioneers still held an 8-4 lead.
The Pioneers would score two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as they went on to defeat the University of Charleston Golden Eagles, 10-4.
Glenville State finished with 12 hits and committed only one error while Charleston had seven hits and committed three errors.
Randal Baugher went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and scored 2 runs while Tucker Abruzzino went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run. The Pioneers also had eight players record a hit in the game.
Jack Minser pitched 4.2 innings allowing six hits, four runs, and struck out five batters.
With the Pioneers four game sweep over the Golden Eagles it’s the first time since Glenville State brought baseball back (1982) that they had a series sweep.
The Pioneers return to action on Wednesday, April 15th when they travel to Fairmont State. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.