CUP Monday Roundup: Baseball Swept by Gannon

ERIE, Pa. – The Clarion baseball team traveled to Erie for their first PSAC West road trip of the year, dropping both halves of a doubleheader to Gannon at McConnell Family Stadium.

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The Golden Eagles (6-13, 1-3 PSAC West) fell by a score of 7-3 in the first game and by a 3-0 score in the second.

Derek Pritchard (1-1) fell in the early game, allowing six runs in 5.1 innings pitched. Chance Miranda (0-2) threw a solid game in the nightcap, allowing three runs – none earned – over 5.2 innings. Nick Fugh and Dustin Daihl drove in runs on the day, with Fugh going 2-of-4 in the first game.

The Golden Knights tacked on one run apiece in the first, third and fourth innings of Game 1, with the Golden Eagles unable to capitalize despite putting runners in scoring position in that time. Gannon came alive for four runs in the sixth inning, but Clarion pushed back in the top of the seventh. Chandler Palyas led off with a single and eventually came around to score on Fugh’s RBI single to make it 7-1. Will Constantin walked to get aboard and ultimately scored on a wild pitch, and Daihl brought Fugh across with two outs to make it 7-3. Dillon Wolbert added a two-out single before the Golden Knights quashed the rally.

Clarion had a tougher time getting things going offensively in Game 2 but had chances that were prevented thanks to timely defense from their opponents. In the top of the second inning, a wild pitch nearly brought Max Mari home, but the catcher was able to corral the ball and tag him out to keep it a scoreless game. Bryce Jackson hit a one-out single in the top of the fourth inning and got to second on a wild pitch, but back-to-back strikeouts finished off that scoring opportunity. Gannon tacked on all three of their runs in the fifth inning to take the win.

en’s Golf in 11th After Day 1 in Crofton

CROFTON, Md. – The Clarion men’s golf team opened play with two rounds at the Coaches Intercollegiate Classic, with the Golden Eagles in 11th place after 36 holes at Crofton Country Club. Action will conclude tomorrow morning.

Clarion shot a team score of 659 through two rounds, placing them in 11th place in the field. Mitch Faulkner was the low man on the day, tying for 31st with a two-round score of 160. Faulkner shot the lowest single round of the day for the Golden Eagles, carding a 77 in the first round. The only other Clarion player to break 80 on Monday was Nathan Sandberg, who sliced three strokes off his first round score with a 79 in the second round. He was tied for 38th in the field with a score of 161.

Nick Giambrone came in third on the team with a score of 165, while Tanner Houser carded a 177 on Monday and Logan Reed a 180.

Place Team R1 R2 Final
T1 Concordia College – NY 317 301 618
T1 California (PA) 309 309 618
T1 Bentley 314 304 618
4 Rider 304 316 620
5 Franklin Pierce Univ. 320 306 626
T6 Mercyhurst University 319 314 633
T6 Davis & Elkins College 319 314 633
T8 Navy (B) 327 309 636
T8 West Chester 320 316 636
10 West Virginia Wesleyan 324 315 639
11 Clarion 329 330 659
12 Shepherd University 336 324 660
13 Adelphi 354 354 708

Place Player R1 R2 Total
T31 Mitch Faulkner 77 83 160
T38 Nathan Sandberg 82 79 161
T52 Nick Giambrone 84 81 165
T64 Tanner Houser 86 91 177
T69 Logan Reed 93 87 180

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