FINAL SCORES: Apprentice School 11, Penn St. Mont Alto 1 (5)
Apprentice School 3, Penn St. Mont Alto 2 (8)
RECORDS: Apprentice School 8-3; Penn St. Mont Alto 1-7
LOCATION: War Memorial Stadium/Hampton, VA
IN BRIEF: Collin Wilber with a pair of walkoffs, sacrifice fly in game one and single in game two, helped lead the Builders to an 11-1 and 3-2 in eight innings sweep of Penn State Mont Alto on Wednesday afternoon.
GAME 1 - HOW THEY SCORED
- Apprentice School got on the board quickly with a pair of runs in the first inning as Brock Harris opened with a single and stole second before Mark Labrador drove him in with a single to left-center. Later in the inning, Lee Rossi and Wilber sandwiched a single by Christian Burton with a pair of walks to load the bases. Jordan Wright followed by getting hit by a pitch to plate Rossi for a 2-0 lead.
- In the second, the Builders struck for another run as with one out Harris singled, stole second and scored on a double by Labrador.
- A three-run third for the hosts had Harris bringing in one with a hit by pitch, Labrador driving in a run with a sacrifice fly and a third scoring on a throwing error as the Builders took a 6-0 lead.
- In the fourth, the Builders got two runs on the board after giving up one in the top half of the inning. With one out, Burton singled and scored on a double from Wilber. Jordan Cowles followed with a single to right to score Wilber for an 8-1 advantage.
- The Builders ended the game in the fifth inning as Labrador singled in a run and later scored as Ryan Hendrickson singled and went to second on an errant throw. An intentional walk to Burton brought up Wilber who hit a fly ball to deep left field for the third run and an 11-1 win.
BEHIND THE BOXSCORE
- Junior Taylor Gomer won his second straight start throwing his first complete game of the year. He struck out eight and allowed three hits to put his record at 2-0.
- Harris, Labrador and Burton each went 3-for-3 as the Builders smashed 13 hits in the game. Labrador drove in four runs to lead in that category.
GAME 2 - HOW THEY SCORED
- The Lions got on the board in the top of the first as with one out and two on, Jeremy Pagano hit a fly ball into center and Matt Clark was tagged out comign off second to end the inning. But Alex Cline who singled to start the inning scored before the third out was made so Mont Alto took a 1-0 lead.
- That advantage held up until the bottom of the sixth as the Builders scratched a run off of starter Derek Coy. Labrador singled and went to second on a Rossi single. Burton followed with a double to right field which tied the game at 1-all.
- In the top of the eighth, the Lions clawed into the lead on a bases loaded walk to Colby Dice with two outs. Sam Massie, who entered the game in the seventh for the Builders struck out Brady Barnhart to stop the threat.
- Apprentice School got a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth as Rossi walked and stole second as the throw sailed into the outfield allowing him to move to third. Following a walk to Burton, a wild pitch plated Rossi and moved pinch-runner Austin Carter to second. Cody Norris sacrifice bunt attempt was mishandled by the first baseman allowing Carter to go to third. Wilber followed with a single to left to score Norris for the winning run.
BEHIND THE BOXSCORE
- Six Builders had a hit apiece in game two.
- Tyler Woodhouse threw 6.1 innings with seven strikeouts for his best performance thus far this season. Massie came in with one out in the seventh inning and earned his first win of the year with three strikeouts.
- Mont Alto starter Derek Coy kept the Builders in check allowing five hits and one run with nine strikeouts in over 120 pitches.
The Builders continue a home stretch on Thursday at 5pm when they face 2014 NCAA Division III Tournament qualifier Castleton State College.