Behrend Takes Regular Season Crown Following Sweep of La Roche

Behrend Takes Regular Season Crown Following Sweep of La Roche

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend baseball team clinched the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Regular Season Title on Saturday with a sweep over conference foe, La Roche. The Lions battled back to defeat the Redhawks in game one with two homeruns in the final frame to seal it and led comfortably in game two, outscoring La Roche by double-digits.

Final Score:
Penn State Behrend 7, La Roche 5
Penn state Behrend 15, La Roche 5

Records: Penn State Behrend 24-10 (14-2 AMCC), La Roche 12-18 (8-8 AMCC)

Game One Key Moments:

* With the teams tied at five headed to the seventh, Isaac Stouffer (Punxsutawney, PA/ Punxsutawney) gave Behrend the lead with a lead-off homerun
* Daniel Boehme (Peters Township, PA/Seton LaSalle) added insurance with a solo shot of his own, making for a 7-5 final score
* Joe Lang (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) entered in the seventh and got three consecutive outs including one punch out to nail down the game one victory
* Behrend scratched the first run across in the opening frame
* Zac Bogats (Corapolis, PA/Moon) led off with a single and promptly swiped second and advanced to third on an errant throw down
* Zack Bowen (Pittsburgh, PA/Serra Catholic) singled him home to open the scoring and Bowen would cross as the second run of the game off a Juston Jones (Moon Township, PA/Moon) sacrifice fly
* The Lion lead quickly disappeared as the Redhawks grabbed one back in the bottom half and plated three in the second to take the 4-2 advantage
* Behrend responded with three runs scattered throughout the third and fourth inning
* La Roche tied it in the bottom of the fourth to set up the dramatic finish in the seventh inning

Game Two Key Moments:

* Bogats and Bowen combined to get the Lions on the board first in the night cap, leading the game off with consecutive doubles
* Bogats scored via sac fly and Bowen followed, scoring on an error
* Behrend loaded the bases in the fifth and came away with two runs with RBIs credited to both John Berger (Wexford, PA/Pine-Richland) and Hunter Jamison (Allison Park, PA/Shaler Area)
* Stouffer and Boehme each had run-scoring doubles the following inning to take an 8-1 lead and the three-run frame was capped off with a sacrifice fly by Jake Deitz (Erie, PA/McDowell), scoring Jones
* Behrend added six more in the ninth to put the game well out of reach, securing the sweep and the AMCC Regular Season Championship
* Jacob Lindow (Bridgeville, PA/Chartiers Valley) went eight innings allowing four runs while striking out five
* Evan Bromley (Bethel Park, PA/Bethel Park) came in for the ninth tossing a clean frame


* The Lions clinched the No. 1 seed for the conference tournament and become regular-season champs for the first time since 2013
* Stouffer and Bogats each had a team-high five hits in the twin bill, with Stouffer driving in five runs
* Of the five hits Bogats collected, four resulted in extra-bases
* The Behrend offense combined for 23 hits throughout both games

Up Next:

* The Lions will host Allegheny on Sunday, May 8 for their regular-season finale in non-conference action prior the AMCC Tournament the following weekend

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