The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

March 15, 2014

College baseball: Bloomsburg falls to Mercyhurst

By The Daily Item

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mercyhurst scored  three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Bloomsburg, 4-1, at the Trevecca Nazarene Baseball Classic Saturday.

Mercyhurst (8-3) put two men in scoring position with one out in the inning after a double with one out. A two-RBI triple by Mercyhurst’s Hank Morrison brought home both runners to give Mercyhurst the lead. Another hit brought home Morrison to extend the Mercyhurst lead to 4-1.

The Huskies worked a walk in the ninth inning but were unable to rally against the Lakers.

Bloomsburg (6-7) started the scoring in the first, using small ball to push a run across.

Eric Frain singled to start the game and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Frain moved over to third on a ground out before scoring on a fielder’s choice to give Bloomsburg a 1-0 lead. Bloomsburg comtinued the threat in the inning with runners on second and third with one out, but the Huskies were unable to add to their lead.

Bloomsburg kept their lead until the fifth inning as Mercyhurst tied the game on a single.

The Lakers threatened to take the lead in the seventh with runners on second and third but Cody Heane relieved Casey Cooperman on the hill and worked out of the jam.

Cooperman tossed 6.1 innings of one-run ball, striking out two and earning a no-decision. Heane struck out a pair oover 1.2 innings of work.

Five different Huskies had a hit in the loss.