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Lions Baseball Topped 10-5 by Saint Vincent
4/12/2013 — ALTOONA, Pa. - Penn State Altoona baseball fell 10-5 in a non-conference nine-inning game with Saint Vincent College on Friday afternoon at Stewart Athletic Field.
The date was originally scheduled as a pair of seven-inning games, but due to weather and field conditions throughout the day, the teams decided to play one nine-inning contest.
Jordan Swope (State College, PA/Tussey Mountain) led the Lions at the plate, going 3-for-5 to go along with two runs scored.
Ken Terpack (Rennerdale, PA/Chartiers Valley) added a two-hit, two RBI performance for Penn State Altoona.
Jordan Britcher's two-run single down the right field line in the top of the second inning opened the scoring, putting Saint Vincent up 2-0.
Grant Krally's RBI groundout in the third added a run to the Bearcats' lead.
A.J. Kavinsky's two-out single to center in the fourth brought two more runs home for the visitors, upping their lead to 5-0.
Penn State Altoona got on the board in the bottom of the fourth when Cody Swope (Robertsdale, PA/Tussey Mountain) led off the frame with his first home run as a Lion, a blast to left field.
Saint Vincent got the run back in the fifth on Krally's RBI single, but the Lions answered on Terpack's two-out RBI single to left that made it 6-2.
After a three-run top of the seventh gave the Bearcats a 9-2 lead, Penn State Altoona put two on the board in the bottom half of the inning.
Tim Norris (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) lined a pitch over the fence in right field for a solo home run, his first of the season. Later in the inning, Terpack came up with another two-out, run-scoring single to left to cut Saint Vincent's lead to 9-4.
Austin Smith (Richeyville, PA/Bethlehem-Center) picked up an RBI on his sacrifice fly for Penn State Altoona in the eighth, making it a 9-5 game.
But the Bearcats added an insurance run in the top of the ninth, sealing a win.
Photo: Penn State Altoona sophomore second baseman Jordan Swope was 3-for-5 on Friday against Saint Vincent College.