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Baseball Clinches 4th Seed in Tournament With Sweep of D'Youville

Baseball Clinches 4th Seed in Tournament With Sweep of D'Youville


LEWISTON, N.Y. - Penn State Altoona baseball defeated D'Youville College 20-4 and 7-1 in Saturday afternoon's doubleheader at Bobo Field to clinch the fourth seed in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament.

The Lions will host fifth-seeded Pitt-Bradford in the AMCC Tournament first round on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 AM at Stewart Athletic Field.

In game one, Anthony Castelli (Morganville, NJ/Marlboro) started on the mound for Penn State Altoona and threw five innings with seven strikeouts to improve to 4-2 this year.

Ken Terpack (Rennerdale, PA/Chartiers Valley) hit 3-for-5 with two home runs, a double, and five RBIs for the Lions.

Derek Danver (Clearfield, PA/Clearfield) went 4-for-6 with a home run and four RBIs.

Cord Heine (Malvern, PA/Mercersburg Academy) added three hits for Penn State Altoona, two of which were doubles.

Kevin McManama (East Berlin, PA/Bermudian Springs) hit his first career home run -- a three-run shot -- as a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh inning.

Penn State Altoona scored in all but one inning of game one.

In game two, D'Youville scored in the bottom of the first to take a 1-0 lead, but the Lions took control after that.

In the top of the second, Penn State Altoona went ahead 3-1 when Danver scored on an error, Tim Norris (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) hit an RBI single, and Jimmy Baum (Shermans Dale, PA/West Perry) got a run across with his sacrifice fly.

Jeff Huczko's (Delmont, PA/Greensburg Salem) RBI single in the third made it 4-1.

In the sixth, Nate Bennett (Monroeton, PA/Towanda) brought a run home with his RBI single. Bennett later scored on an error, and Danver contributed another RBI base hit to give his team a 7-1 lead.

Starting pitcher Matt Aungst (Claysburg, PA/Claysburg-Kimmel) tossed a complete game victory, his fourth win of the season. In seven innings, he struck out seven batters and allowed just one run.

Photo: Penn State Altoona junior outfielder Ken Terpack had a big day for the Lions on Saturday, getting four hits, two home runs, a double, and five RBIs in his team's doubleheader against D'Youville.

TAGS: men's baseball