Behrend Holds on to to Beat Otterbein in Non-Conference Action

Behrend Holds on to to Beat Otterbein in Non-Conference Action

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend baseball team held on to win a non-conference tilt with Otterbein on Saturday in a nine-inning contest. Zac Bogats (Corapolis, PA/Moon) led the Lion offense with a team-high three RBIs in the victory.

Final Score: Penn State Behrend 7, Otterbein 6

Records: Penn State Behrend 25-10, Otterbein 25-12

Key Moments:

* Behrend scored two in the bottom of the eighth which proved to be crucial as the Cardinals plated four in the ninth but were unable to erase the deficit ending with a one-run decision
* With the Lions trailing 2-1 in the fourth, Jake Deitz (Erie, PA/McDowell) delivered an RBI-single to center, scoring John Berger (Wexford, pa/Pine-Richland) to tie it
* Bogats reached via single to lead off the fifth and was immediately tripled home by Zack Bowen (Pittsburgh, PA/Serra Catholic)
* Bowen would score off a Juston Jones (Moon Township, PA/Moon) base hit to give Behrend a 4-2 advantage
* The Lions scratched one more run across the following inning and headed to the ninth with a 7-2 lead


* Bowen and Dylan Hetrick (Mercer, PA/Mercer) each had a pair of hits with Bowen driving in two
* Four pitchers combined for the nine innings played, with Jacob Lindow (Bridgeville, PA/Chartiers Valley) earning his fourth win of the year
* Lindow went three innings in relief, punching out a pair
* Colin Kelly (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep) tossed two innings of hitless baseball while striking out two

Up Next:

* Behrend will host No. 15 Baldwin Wallace for a non-conference game on Sunday, May 8 to close out the weekend
* First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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