Bloomsburg Gives Baseball Builders First Loss With 4-3 Decision

Bloomsburg Gives Baseball Builders First Loss With 4-3 Decision

FINAL SCORE: Bloomsburg 4, Apprentice School 3 (10)

RECORDS: Bloomsburg 1-0; Apprentice School 4-1

EVENT: 20th annual Builder Invitational

LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Hampton, VA

IN BRIEF: Visiting Bloomsburg University scored a run in the top of the tenth on a double play and held off the Builders in the bottom of the inning as the Huskies took a 4-3 decision over the Apprentice School in the first game of the 2014 Builder Invitational.

ON THE FIELD: The Huskies scored a run in the top of the second taking advantage of a pair of Apprentice School errors.  Corey Baiada reached on an error and went to third on an errant pickoff throw.  He scored on a sacrifice fly from Tim Kurucz for the early 1-0 lead.

Apprentice School scratched a run across in the bottom of the fourth as Chris Aldridge started with a single and went to second on a balk.  After a groundout advanced him to third, he scored on a wild pitch to tie the game 1-1.

Bloomsburg pushed a pair of runs across in the ninth as Joey Casselberry started by being hit by a pitch.  Singles by Baiada and Nick Mazza loaded the bases before Kurucz force out scored the run for a 2-1 lead. Brad Smith followed with a sacrifice bunt to score Baiada for a 3-1 lead.

The hosts weren't done as they answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth.  After one out, Christian Burton singled to center and was replaced by Darius Harris.  Following a foul out, consecutive doubles from Lee Rossi and Mark Labrador plated a run each to tie the game 3-3.

In extra innings during the tournament, the last batter of the previous inning starts at second base.  AJ Stump started at second and went to third on a bunt single from Eric Frain.  Tim Ravel grounded into a double play which scored Stump for the 4-3 lead and eventual win.

BOXSCORE NOTES

  • Rossi was the lone Builder with two hits going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI.
  • Frain and Stump were the multi-hit Huskies going 2-for-5 and 2-for-4 respectively.
  • Eric Geedy picked up the win throwing the last two innings allowing three hits and one strikeout.  Sam Massie was the hard luck loser throwing 1.2 innings with one hit and one strikeout.
  • Ryland Edwards threw the first seven innings for the Builders allowing four hits and striking out three.

NEXT UP – KUTZTOWN

The Builders return to action on Friday at noon when they'll face NCAA Division II perennial powerhouse Kutztown University.