Bethany, W. Va - The Bethany College baseball team swept Penn St.-Fayette in a non-conference double header Saturday afternoon at Bethany Park. The Bison start the season 2-0 since 2015 season. Today's wins give first year Head Coach Justin Thomas his first two wins as the Bison skipper.
Game One Overview
Bethany defeated Penn St.-Fayette 6-1.
Bethany opened the day with a statement, starting with a run in the bottom of the first. The Bison added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth after Penn St.-Fayette tied the ball game. In the fourth Ethan Young walked to get the Bison on base. Back to back singles from Ryan Anselmino and Noah Rady gave the Bison bases loaded for Brandon Wagner. A fielder's choice led to Young scoring. A Kyle Goodwin single scored Wagner and Anselmino. The green and white secured the lead adding runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Bethany had six runs, on ten hits, and had three errors in game one.
Game Two Overview
Bethany defeated Penn St.-Fayette 5-2
Penn St.-Fayette struck first getting a run in the top of the second. The Bison tied the ball game with a shot to right center field from Ethan Young. Neil Woods started the fourth inning with a single. Tyler Frazee doubled advancing Woods to third. Jake Stmmerich had a SAC fly to score Woods. A Tyler Alworth grounder scored Frazee to give the Bison a 3-1 lead. The Nittney Lions added another run in the sixth. The Bison added two runs in the sixth inning to seal the deal.
Game Two Leaders
• Nick Gross (W, 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 K)
• Tim Reinhard (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER)
• Tyler Robbins (0.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER)
• Tyler Frazee (2-3, 2 R, 2 2B) (SV. 1.1 IP, 1 H)
• Ethan Young (1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR)
• Neil Woods (1-2, 1 R, 1 BB)
Head Coach Justin Thomas
"Our objective today was to go 2-0 and we did that. We have somethings to work on, but it's better to go back to the drawing board 2-0. My coaching staff has done a great job preparing these young men each practice and I'm more than thankful for them. The atmosphere in the dugout was positive and encouraging, with that atmosphere and energy going alongside their focus and communication, I think we can get better and play better baseball. I appreciate their efforts and I am extremely proud of them. #ONEBethany #RollBison"
The Bethany Bison will face Penn St.-Beaver on Thursday Feb. 28 in a non-conference double-header at Bethany Park. First pitch is schedule for 12 pm.