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Bucknell Doubles Up Lafayette in Game One

April 28, 2013

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  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
 Lafayette 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 7 3
 Bucknell 5 3 2 1 1 2 x 14 15 1

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 Pitching IP H R ER BB SO
 Kra - W (2-3)  3.2 3 0 0 3 2
 Leeds - L (1-2) 1.0 4 5 5 2 1
 Batting AB R
 Gross 4 1 3 1 0 0
 Ogren 4 3 4 1 0 0

LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell scored in each of its six trips to the plate and survived a seven-run fourth by Lafayette en route to a 14-7 win in game one of Sunday's doubleheader at Depew field.

The Bison (16-30, 10-9 Patriot) were led offensively by Joe Ogren's 4-for-4 performance and recorded 15 hits against Lafayette pitching. For the Leopards, designated hitter Zach Gross went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

After a 1-2-3 inning for the Lafayette (8-37, 5-14 Patriot) offense to open the game, Bucknell shot out of the gate with a five-run first inning against Leopards' starter Mitch Leeds. Four of the runs came with two outs after Travis Clark doubled and scored on a groundout by Carter Bumbardner.  Ogren then singled before a hit by pitch and a double off the bat off Anthony Gingerelli made it 3-0. Robb Scott followed up with a two-run home run to left field to cap the scoring in the inning.

Bucknell starter Dan Goldstein pitched around Parker Hills' double in the top of the second inning and the Bison added three more runs in the home half against Lafayette lefty Ari Kaufman. Consecutive doubles by Ogren and Rob Krentzmen made it 7-0 before a sac fly from Gingerelli pushed the lead to 8-0 after two.

Trailing 10-0 after three full innings, Lafayette's offense came to life with a seven-run outburst in the top of the fourth inning. Bucknell used three different pitchers in the frame and the Leopards batted around and trimmed the deficit to three runs. An error, a single by Gross and two walks gave Lafayette its first run before Brad Hopek delivered with a two-run double to center field to chase Goldstein from the game. Two more walks with the bases loaded to Andrew Santomauro and Andrew Ruck plated a pair and Gross' second single of the inning made it 10-7.

The Leopards failed to get any closer, however, as Bucknell tacked on runs in each of their next three trips to the dish. The Bison scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings and two for insurance in the sixth. Max Kra, who polished off the fourth inning by getting Parker Hills to ground into a double play, pitched the final 3.2 innings out of the Bucknell bullpen to earn the victory. Kra surrendered three hits and three walks, while striking out two in a scoreless outing. Leeds took the loss after his one inning, Kaufman was charged with five runs in 1.2 frames and Corey Spera gave up four runs in three innings of relief.

Sunday's series finale between Lafayette and Bucknell is underway and fans can follow along by using Gametracker. Toby Schwartz will take the ball for Lafayette against Bucknell right-hander Andrew Andreychik.