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Lions No-Hit in Game One of Season-Opening Doubleheader Sweep by Mary Washington

Lions No-Hit in Game One of Season-Opening Doubleheader Sweep by Mary Washington

2/24/2013 — FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Penn State Altoona baseball was swept in its season-opening doubleheader by Mary Washington University on Sunday afternoon, losing 5-0 and 8-1 at Dickinson Stadium.

Mary Washington threw a combined no-hitter over the Lions in game one, as Torey Mancari, Chris Somerville, and Jake Black spanned seven innings and allowed just five baserunners. It was the first time in Penn State Altoona baseball program history that the team was no-hit.

Mancari started and tossed five innings, striking out 10 batters.

Chris Keeler (Oxford, PA/Oxford) started on the mound for the Lions, going two innings and giving up four runs. Derek Totaro (Lancaster, PA/Hempfield) pitched four innings in relief, yielding one run and striking out three.

Mary Washington got its first run of the game in the bottom of the first when Chris King stole home as part of a double steal. Jono Haught followed with an RBI double to center that made it 2-0.

In the second, the Eagles tacked on two more runs to their lead. Alex Bryant led off with a walk and came around to score on a wild pitch. Haught added another RBI hit later in the frame.

Mary Washington scored its fifth run of the game in the fifth inning when Chad Anglin advanced home on an error.

In game two, Cody Swope (Robertsdale, PA/Tussey Mountain) tripled to left in the top of the first inning to give Penn State Altoona its first hit of the day.

The Lions struck first on the scoreboard, plating one run in the second. Ken Terpack (Rennerdale, PA/Chartiers Valley) reached on a one-out single and scored on Collin Muthler's (State College, PA/State College) RBI hit to left-center.

But a passed ball and a wild pitch allowed the home team to capture the lead in the bottom half of the second.

A three-run third inning, helped by Haught's two-run RBI single, gave Mary Washington a 5-1 lead. The Eagles added three more runs in the sixth inning.

Photo: Penn State Altoona sophomore first baseman Collin Muthler collected the Lions' only RBI in a doubleheader sweep at Mary Washington.

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