Red Devils Top Lions to Start Season 5-1

Red Devils Top Lions to Start Season 5-1

(Carlisle, Pa.) – The Dickinson baseball team improved to 5-1 in the season, posting a 6-1 win over visiting Penn State Harrisburg at MacPhail Field on Thursday afternoon.

The Red Devils jumped out to a 3-0 lead, capitalizing on a pair of errors to score three unearned runs. Senior Phil Werner (Potomac, Md./St. Andrew's) led-off the inning with a double and moved to third on a passed ball. First-year Ben Carter (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing) followed up with an RBI single up the middle.

Rick Hopkins (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J./Holy Spirit) reached on an error and Brian McCloud (Medfield, Mass./Medfield) replaced him on a fielder's choice while Carter moved over to third.

Matt Primavera (Erdenheim, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) drove in two runs, reaching on an error to put the Devils up, 3-0.

Carter recorded another RBI single in the third, scoring Jonathan Chudacoff (Highland Park, Ill./Berkshire School) who reached on an error, for the Devils' fourth unearned run of the game.

The Lions tallied two quick outs to start the fifth, but the Devils would tack on two more runs after Werner reached on his second double of the day. Carter followed up with a single and first-year Alex Jacobson (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) drove in both with a double down the right field line.

Back-to-back singles and a stolen base led to the Lions' lone run in the eighth. David Klein singled and stole second. Scott Angstadt, Jr. added a base-hit and Jackson Struve drove in the runner with a sacrifice fly.

Carter finished the day 4-for-4 with two RBIs and two doubles. Werner added a pair of doubles, scoring twice on the day. Primavera tallied two RBIs on the error in the second.

First-year Ben Rappaport (Wilton, Conn./St. Luke's) earned the win on the mound, going five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. Ben Woodard (Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury) recorded three strikeouts in two innings while Tyler Clauson-Wolf (Philadelphia, Pa./Germantown Friends) and Alex Gusikoff (Ardmore, Pa./Malvern Prep) came on to close, each throwing a strong inning of relief.

Chris Iocca led the Lions (4-5), going 2-for-3 on the day while Cole Backenstrose suffered the loss in a five-inning effort.

The Red Devils travel to Shenandoah University on Monday for a 3:30 pm start. They travel to Florida for a 10-game schedule, starting on March 12th

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