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Lions Sweep Tuesday's Doubleheader With Clark

Lions Sweep Tuesday's Doubleheader With Clark

3/5/2013 — AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Penn State Altoona baseball notched its first doubleheader sweep of the season on Tuesday, defeating Clark University 4-3 and 5-2 at Lake Myrtle Park.

The Lions received effective pitching performances in both games.

Mike Keeler (Oxford, PA/Oxford) started on the mound in game one and gave the Lions five innings, allowing one earned run on six hits and two walks while striking out three. He took a no-decision.

Travis Shaffer (York, PA/Central York) recorded his first collegiate win in relief, pitching perfect sixth and seventh innings with a pair of strikeouts.

Jordan Swope (State College, PA/Tussey Mountain) was Penn State Altoona's leading hitter, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base.

Clark took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning, but the Lions put two runs on the board in the bottom half of the inning on run-scoring singles by Swope and John Szmed (Delmont, PA/Greensburg-Salem).

A pair of RBI singles by Clark made it 3-2 in the top of the fourth, but Penn State Altoona battled back to tie the game in the sixth when Swope scored on an error.

Another Clark error in the seventh allowed Ken Terpack (Rennerdale, PA/Chartiers Valley) to score the game-winning run, giving the Lions a walkoff win.

In the second half of the doubleheader, Brandon Auman (State College, PA/State College) started on the bump and earned the win. He allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings of work, striking out six batters.

Shaffer pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, and Matt Gehret (Altoona, PA/Altoona) pitched the seventh inning to record his first save of the season.

Terpack posted a 2-for-3 performance for the Lions, while Swope was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and three walks.

Penn State Altoona plated four runs in the top of the second. Terpack's single through the left side scored the first run, and Cody Swope (Robertsdale, PA/Tussey Mountain) singled to third to drive in another. Jordan Swope's base hit up the middle scored two more runs to make it 4-0.

Tim Norris (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) drew a bases loaded walk in the third, adding another run to his team's total.

Photo: Penn State Altoona second baseman Jordan Swope went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, three walks, two runs scored, and a stolen base on Tuesday against Clark.


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