LEXINGTON, Va. — Senior pitcher Mark Artley threw 6.0 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts to lead Penn State Harrisburg past the Washington and Lee baseball team, 13-1, on Sunday. The Generals (6-7) were held to just three hits in the contest, while striking out 13 times.
The Lions (4-3) quickly took control of the game in the first inning, as W&L first-year starter Mason Shuffler (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadiana) struggled to command his pitches. Following an error, a hit batter and a walk, Penn State Harrisburg had the bases loaded with no outs. The next batter walked to force in the first run of the contest, and then sophomore first baseman Zachary Koroneos doubled down the right field line to plate two more and extend the advantage to 3-0.
Junior shortstop Miguel Torres then hit a sacrifice fly to right to push the lead to 4-0. Following a pitching change, the Lions tallied their fifth run (5-0) of the inning on a fielder's choice. First-year pitcher Nate Cohen (Atlanta, Ga./North Springs) finally got out of the jam for W&L on a force out to second.
The Blue and White never really threatened the rest of the contest, as the Lions added two runs in the fourth, two more in the fifth and then four runs over the final two frames. The Generals' lone tally came in the bottom of the ninth. Leading off the inning, junior first baseman Zach Loewenberg (Baltimore, Md./Friends School of Baltimore) hit a towering fly ball over the 16-foot wall in right for his first collegiate home run.
Artley was nearly perfect in his six innings of work to improve to 2-0 on the season. He did not give up a run on two hits. He walked just two batters to go along with his 10 strikeouts. Shuffler suffered the loss for W&L to fall to 0-2. He lasted just a third of an inning, allowing five runs (three earned) on one hit and three walks.
Sophomore pitcher Kenneth Hartzfeld (Baltimore, Md./Friends School of Baltimore) was a bright spot out of the Blue and White bullpen. He went 3.0 innings, striking out five. He did allow three runs, but all were unearned following a W&L error.
Kororneos led the Lions, as he went 2-for-5 with three RBI, two runs and a double.
The Generals return to action on Tuesday, when they host Southern Virginia at 4:00 pm.
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