March 10, 2010

Baseball Upended by Lehigh, 8-5

March 10, 2010

Final Stats

WINTER HAVEN, FL - Senior Ken Longernecker 4 1/3 scoreless relief innings and Brendan Pifer blasted a solo homer in the sixth for the go-ahead run to lift Lehigh to an 8-5 win over Sacred Heart in Florida on Wednesday.

The Mountain Hawks, now 2-7, took a 5-2 lead in the fifth inning on a two-run single, but the Pioneer bats exploded for three in the bottom of the frame to tie it. Longernecker came out of the pen with two outs in the inning and shut down the Pioneers for the rest of the game, allowing just two hits.

Pifer's homer came off SHU freshman reliever Troy Scribner (Washington Depot, CT) who took the loss.

The Pioneer offense was led by senior catcher Jeff Heppner with a pair of hits and three RBI. Freshman John Murphy chipped in three hits.

The loss dropped SHU to 2-6, 1-3 on their current swing to Florida.