02/16/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/16/2020 16:27
Shippensburg (0-6) surrendered five runs in both the first inning and the fourth inning to Catawba (7-2), creating a deficit that proved insurmountable. The Raiders finished with eight hits on the day.
SU's lone run came in the second. Junior catcher led off with a single and junior right fielder followed with a double, putting two men in scoring position. Sophomore hit a sacrifice fly to plate Werkheiser.
Werkheiser was 3-for-4, while Knotts hit two doubles. Senior was 2-for-3, and freshman had a pinch-hit bunt single.
Five Raider pitchers took to the mound in the game, with redshirt-sophomore earning the start. Redshirt-sophomore was the first man out of the bullpen to relieve Higgins.
Sophomore threw 2.2 innings, allowing one run on three hits and walking three. Freshman pitched a scoreless seventh, including a strikeout of Jackson Raper for his first collegiate out - Raper finished the weekend 10-for-13 at the plate with four extra-base hits and seven RBIs. Sophomore pitched a scoreless eighth for the Raiders.
Shippensburg returns to action next Saturday and Sunday with a four-game series against Queens (N.Y.) in Flemington, N.J. The Knights opened their season today against U-Sciences.