Shields Records 100th Career Strikeout as Behrend Sweeps Hilbert in AMCC Game of the Week

Shields Records 100th Career Strikeout as Behrend Sweeps Hilbert in AMCC Game of the Week

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend baseball team earned their third-consecutive sweep of Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) opponents on Wednesday, downing the Hilbert Hawks by double-digits in both games of the midweek doubleheader.

Final Scores: 
Penn State Behrend 17, Hilbert 2
Penn State Behrend 10, Hilbert 0

Records: Penn State Behrend 17-9 (10-2 AMCC), Hilbert 13-15 (5-5 AMCC)

Game One Key Moments: 

* The Lions were powered by a seven-run second inning after allowing a run in the bottom of the first
* Chase Palmer (Brookeville, PA/Brookville) drove in the first run for Behrend, knocking a single to the right side to score Mac Ciocco (Venetia, PA/Peters Township)
* It would be the first of three-straight RBI singles as Jon Berger (Wexford, PA/Pine-Richland) and Colin Harger (Pittsburgh, PA/Shaler) followed by driving in a run each 
* AMCC Player of the Week, Zack Bowen (Pittsburgh, PA/Serra Catholic) delivered a bases-clearing knock and scored later in the inning following a steal of third and an errant throw 
* Isaac Stouffer (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) led off the three-run ninth with a homerun for his third round-tripper of the season
* Behrend added eight more runs over the next three frames with Berger collecting his second and third RBIs of the game with a two-run single in the top of the fourth 
* Starter Derrick Shields (Waterford, PA/Fort LeBoeuf) went six innings, striking out eight and allowing a solo earned run

Game Two Key Moments: 

* The Lions scattered 10 runs across five innings in the night cap with three runs scored in the seventh and ninth inning
* Behrend cashed in during the second inning with Juston Jones (Moon Township, PA/Moon) scoring on a triple off the bat of Palmer 
* Palmer scored later in the inning via error to help the Lions take a 2-0 lead
* Palmer would score once again in the seventh following a lead-off single, ultimately crossing the plate on a Zac Bogats (Corapolis, PA/Moon) double 
* Bowen added to the lead with a run-scoring triple, plating Bogats 
* Jeff Zick (Moon, PA/Our Lady of Sacred Heart) went seven-strong innings, fanning 10 and limiting the Hawks to just two hits 
* Joe Lang (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) relieved the Behrend starter, tossing the final two frames and striking out three


* Shields registered his 100th career strikeout as he struck out the side in his final inning of work in the game-one win 
* Berger registered a three-hit ballgame in the front end of the doubleheader
* Bowen added three more hits to his season total over the two games 
* Seven different players collected an RBI in game one 

Up Next: 

* The Lions will head to Allegheny College tomorrow for a non-conference tilt beginning at 4 p.m.

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