UNIONTOWN, Pa. - Penn State Hazleton dropped two games on the road against Penn State Fayette on Sunday, falling 13-3 in game one before taking a 9-4 loss in game two. Hazleton struggled to get the bats going on the day, managing just 11 hits in the two games.
Junior Aaron Glass (Shippensburg, Pa.) led the way in game one with a hit and two RBIs while sophomore Tyler Myers (Nanticoke, Pa.) added three hits on the day.
Game 1: Penn State Fayette 13, Penn State Hazleton 3 (5 innings)
Hazleton jumped on the board quickly in game one as Glass doubled home two runs for a 2-0 lead. Starting pitcher Austin Felter (Susquehanna, Pa.) benefitted from the lead, but Fayette would tie the score at 2-2 in the bottom of the 2nd.
A run in the bottom of the 3rd gave Fayette their first lead, and Felter struggled to find the plate in the late innings as the hosts tacked on five runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.
Fayette knocked out 10 hits but also took advantage of 10 walks. Francisco Quinonez led the way for Fayette with three hits and two RBIs.
Game 2: Penn State Fayette 9, Penn State Hazleton 4
Fayette grabbed an early lead in game two, plating one in the first inning for a 1-0 lead. Hazleton answered in the top of the second, taking a 2-1 lead behind starting pitcher Charles Ziegmont (Tallahassee, Fl.).
After Fayette tied the score at 2-2 in the third, Hazleton took another lead with two runs of their own in the top half of the fourth. The cushion was not enough as Fayette tacked on seven runs in the bottom half of the inning to grab a 9-4 lead. Both teams would go scoreless over the final three innings as Fayette earned their first sweep over Hazleton in more than four years.
Hazleton will host Penn State Brandywine on Tuesday, April 19 in a make-up of their originally scheduled game from April 9. Brandywine currently sits in first place in the PSUAC. First pitch for the doubleheader at Drifton Sports Complex is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.