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Huskies sweeps Kutztown

Shortstop Josh Wilson takes a swing. Photo via Athletic Marketing and Communications.

The  Bloomsburg baseball got two huge wins over the weekend. The Huskies would go on to sweep Kutztown, 9-4 and 6-1 in a PSAC double header on the road. 

The Huskies offense was on fire tailing 21 hits in two games. The pitching also showed Up for the Huskies. As Huskies pitchers gave up 11 combined hits in  two games. 

Game 1

To start the game off the Huskies drew two walks. The Huskies had runners on second and third on a wild pitch. The Huskies would start out in front as Sr. Jonathan LaBarbera drove in 2 runs on an RBI groundout to give the Huskies a 2-0 lead. 

Kutztown would get on the board and take the lead in the third inning. As Jr. Jimmy Kerley hit a three-run home run. That would give Kutztown a one run lead.

Bloomsburg wouldn’t get rattled as they would retake the lead in the top of the fourth inning. In the inning the Huskies stayed poised as they hit four consecutive singles. Fr. Joe Levis and Redshirt Jr. Jacob Reifer posted RBIS to retake the lead. 

The Huskies would then add another run in the sixth inning as Jr. Dansby Keenan hit a double and scored on a fielding error. Kennan would also add a two-RBI single later in the game. To give Bloomsburg a 7-3 advantage. The Huskies would go on to add two more runs on a walk and sacrifice fly. 

Kutztown would add one more run in the game. They would go on to lose Game 1 9-4. 

Game 2 

In game 2 the Huskies would stay hot. The Huskies scored 5 runs in the first inning to take a 5-0 lead. Sr. Wyatt Metzer added a homerun for Bloomsburg in the inning. 

It took Kutztown until the 5th inning to get on the board. As they added a run on a RBI single. Bloomsburg would then add another run. Reifer added an RBI- bunt single to bring the run in for the Huskies. 

Soph. Pitcher Will Dean was terrific for the Huskies. Dean got his second win of the season doing so in a complete game. Dean finished with four strikeouts and zero earned runes. 

Reifer had four hits on the day , along with three RBIs and a run. Jr. Josh Wilson also had a strong day going 4-8, scoring twice for the Huskies. 

Bloomsburg will continue to stay hot. As they host Clarion Tuesday, April 2 at 3PM.

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