On the Wrong Side
April 11, 2010
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Leopards were on the wrong side of a dominating pitching performance as Lehigh's Gregory Angelo threw a no-hitter in Sunday's opener and Lafayette fell again the series finale, 6-3.
Lafayette (6-21, 2-6) dropped all four games in the league series with its archrival to fall to 2-6 in Patriot League play.
The Leopards' game one starter John Gentile had a solid outing, giving up only two runs on four hits while striking out four, but Angelo was unhittable for the entire seven-inning game. One walk one walk and a lone Mountain Hawks' error marked Lafayette's only base runner.
Lehigh (14-16, 6-2) scored its only runs off Gentile in the fourth. A leadoff walk followed by a two-out RBI single off the bat of Logan Winchester made it 1-0 before Kevin Mihalik came through with another RBI hit for the 2-0 lead.
The Mountain Hawks got only one more hit off Gentile but the two-run cushion was all Angelo needed to capture the win.
Sean McGrath earned the starting nod for the Leopards in game two. He tossed 3.1 innings and gave up only two runs on two hits but struggled with his command, walking three batters. Reliever Jeff Snell pitched 2.1 innings but surrendered four runs on four hits as Lehigh took the game 6-3 to sweep the series.
Lehigh tied the game with two runs in the fourth, both charged to McGrath as Snell entered the game with one out in the inning.
Snell surrendered another run in the fifth on Billy Goldman's RBI single through the left side to give the Mountain Hawks their first lead of the game (3-2).
Snell was tagged for another run on Brendan McGaheran's RBI. Head coach Joe Kinney called on Jack Rems to relieve Snell but Rems gave up a big, two-RBI single to Goldman for the 6-2 Lehigh lead. Both runs were charged to Snell. a
In the ninth, Lafayette got a run back on a Rob Froio sac fly but the final two batters were retied in order to make it a 6-3 final.
The Leopards are back on the road Wednesday with a 3:15 p.m. game at Villanova.