3/9/2014 — AUBURNDALE, Fla. - Penn State Altoona baseball was swept in a doubleheader at the hands of Westfield State University on Sunday afternoon at Lake Myrtle Park by scores of 5-0 and 4-1.
In game one, Westfield took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on Pat McWilliams' sacrifice fly. Tyler Adams' RBI single to center in the third doubled the Owls' advantage.
Westfield made it 4-0 in the fourth when Connor Sheridan drove in a pair of runs with his base hit, and Shane Lynch's RBI groundout in the sixth increased his team's lead to 5-0.
The Owls' Mike Molta limited the Lions to just three hits in the game. In seven innings, Molta struck out six batters.
Penn State Altoona continued to struggle to string together hits in the second game, while Westfield kept coming up with timely hitting.
McWilliams' RBI double in the top of the first put the Owls on the scoreboard. Danny DiMatteo's run-scoring single increased Westfield's advantage to 2-0, and another run came home on a double play to make it 3-0.
Penn State Altoona scored its first run of the day in the bottom half of the third, when Jack Cleary (Brooklyn, NY/Xavier) singled up the middle to bring home Dan Bier (Lafayette Hill, PA/Archbishop Carroll).
But Lynch's RBI double in the sixth negated the Lions' gain and helped Westfield ice the doubleheader sweep.