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Pioneers Drop Double-Header to Mercyhurst

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The GSC Pioneer baseball team dropped a double-header with Mercyhurst University Saturday at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

Mercyhurst took game one by a final score of 9-2.  Game two belonged to Mercyhurst as well by a final score of 3-0.

Andrue Hughart took the loss in game one, giving up seven runs and two hits in five-and-a-third innings work. Hughart was able to strike out nine Lakers on the day.  The Pioneers committed five errors defensively.

Mercyhurst was able to plate one run in the first inning, and another in the top of the third inning.

The Pioneers were able to tie it up at 2-2 in the bottom of the third inning. Christian Hedinger scored from third on a passed ball. Bacon then scored on an RBI single to left-field from Tyler Phillips.

A big six run fifth inning proved to be the difference for Mercyhurst. An error followed by a single and a triple were all followed up by a three-run homer to left-field by Zach Mitchell. Mercyhurst held an 8-2 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.

The Lakers were able to tack on one run in the top of the seventh inning to push their lead to 9-2.

Offensively, the Pioneers notched two runs on three hits.

Game two, went to Mercyhurst by a final score of 3-0. Stauffer took the loss on the mound for the Pioneers.

Mercyhurst was able to score one run in the top of the first as well as the top of the third and fourth innings to hold a 3-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth. The score would remain 3-0 for the remainder of the game.

Offensively, GSC registered no hits but had three hitters reach base by walk.

The Pioneers will return to action on Sunday, March 4th as they take on Post University in a double-header slated to begin at 12 p.m. at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

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