YORK, Pa. – The Penn State Mont Alto baseball team squared off against Penn Sate York in a nine-inning contest at PeoplesBank Park, which is the home of the York Revolution, a member of the professional Atlantic League on Sunday afternoon. Mont Alto won it's fourth straight game with an 8-5 win over PSU York and improved to 14-14 overall and 9-4 in the PSUAC West after a three game-series win over PSU New Kensington eariler in the weekend.
PSU York built a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning of the non-conference contest between the two schools. Brady Topper (Littlestown, Pa. / Littlestown) hit a no-doubter for his first collegiate homer run in the top of the fourth inning. PSU York added to its lead in the bottom of the fifth when Cory Lytle crossed home plate to make it 3-1.
The Mont Alto offense exploded for a six run top of the sixth inning to put the game out of reach. PSUMA managed three hits and a pair of walks within the inning to knock out PSU York starter Alex Peters and reliever Brad Church. Senior catcher Nathan Kulp (Carlisle, Pa. / Cumberland Valley) slapped a two-RBI single with Nick Jacoby (Shippesnburg, Pa. / Shippensburg) also coming up with a huge at-bat within the inning that drove in a pair of runs.
PSUMA senior Joel Clabaugh (Landisburg, Pa. / West Perry) earned the win on the mound as he struck out three and gave up one earned run in his four innings of work. Freshman Joe Morett (Dover, Del. / Dover Area) came in relief of Clabaugh and pitched four more innings where he gave up two on five hits. Chance McClure (Chambersburg, Pa. Chambersburg Area) finished things off giving up and earned run in the bottom of the ninth for the final score of 8-5.
Mont Alto (14-14, 9-4 PSUAC) travel to Penn State Greater Allegheny for a road contest on Monday, April 23. First pitch of the rubber match between the teams is slated for 12:30 p.m.