Millersville routs Clarion 14-5
Eight different Marauders drove in at least one run
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- After being shutout by Clarion on Friday, Millersville got its bats going Saturday, posting a season-high 14 runs and taking the series with a 14-5 win.
Millersville managed just three runs in Friday's doubleheader, but posted eight in the seventh inning alone. The Marauders totaled 10 hits and drew six walks.
Evan King went 3-for-5 with two runs, two stolen bases and two RBI. Zach Stone drove in three runs, and Kurt Seiders plated three runs with two doubles; he also walked twice. Eight different Marauders drove in at least one run.
The offense overcame a shaky start by Tim Mayza. He threw 37 pitches in the first inning, and while Clarion scored two runs on one hit and three walks, Mayza stranded two.
Millersville tied the game in the bottom of the inning, but Clarion struck right back in the third with a solo homer from Ken Morgan. Once again, though, Mayza escaped without much damage, stranding two more.
That became a theme for Clarion as it left 14 runners on base. Millersville took the lead for good with four runs in the third. With two runs already already across the plate and leading 4-3, Seiders smacked a bases-loaded double to open a sizeable lead for the Marauders.
Clarion pulled to 6-5 in the top of the seventh on Bill Hasson's second homer in as many games. But in the bottom of the inning, Mike August reached on an error, and Zach Stone singled him home, starting an eight-run inning that included five hits and three walks.
Clarion used six pitchers, and starter Mark White (0-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing six runs on four hits and four walks in 2.2 innings. Mayza lasted three innings, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks. Tad Barton (1-1) got the win by coming on in relief in the fourth. Mark Royer, Adam Zipko, Jason Long and Jesse Mowen also pitched in relief.