ESU Faces Bloomsburg: Splits Games in Doubleheader

Photo Credit / ESU Warrior Flickr ESU’s Joey Paolini slid into home plate.

By Ryan Cahill

Staff Writer

On April 4, a chilly and windy day, the ESU Warriors (14-10) hosted the Bloomsburg Huskies (14-6) in a double header of baseball action. ESU would fall in both games.

The first would end up 4-2 Huskies while the second would be 13-11 Huskies.

The day started out strong for ESU when catcher Mike Sulcoski singled in an RBI in the second, to give ESU the first mark on the board.

Pitcher Carson Freeman batted home another RBI to give the Warriors a 2-run lead.

In the third, Bloomsburg was able to score a run on an infield error, masking the score 2-1 ESU.

The fifth inning also proved fruitful for the Huskies, as they scored 3 runs over the Warriors making the score 4-2.

This would be the final score of the first game as the Huskies held the Warriors to only three hits, all of which were in the second inning.

Outfielder Zarley Cina of the Warriors did make a stupendous catch in the outfield. He prevented a three-run homer in the seventh as he tumbled over the barricade.

Except for a few innings, this was all a small run affair for both teams.

Though neither team was prepared for the explosion of offense in the second game.

In the bottom of the first in the second game, Steven Zimmerman homered for his fifth of the year, tying the game up 1-1.

ESU would fall down to 4-1, but they tied it up in the bottom of the fourth, scoring three runs.

The defensive side for the Warriors fell apart in the fifth and sixth inning, giving up a combined seven runs letting Bloomsburg over take them 11-4.

Yet the offense made up for the deficit they found themselves in.

On four hits and a few misplays by the Huskies, ESU found themselves tied up with Bloomsburg heading into the final inning 11-11. 

Despite fighting back, ESU would end up falling to Bloomsburg for the second time that day in the seventh, as the Huskies scored two more times in the final inning.

The final score would be 13-11. The Warriors, now 14-12, play on Tuesday at LIU in Brookdale, NY.

Their next home game is on Saturday April 14 with a doubleheader against Kutztown.

Email Ryan at:

rcahill1@live.esu.edu

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