Lions Explode for 10 Runs in the Fifth to Defeat Widener

Lions Explode for 10 Runs in the Fifth to Defeat Widener

FORT PIERCE, Fl. - Justin Foreman's (Oakdale, PA/South Fayette) grand slam in the fifth inning gave Behrend their first lead of the day and helped the Penn State Behrend baseball team defeat Widener Tuesday, 14-12.

The Lions (2-5) had an explosive 10-run inning in the fifth that completely shifted the momentum of the game. Behrend found themselves down after the Pride (5-2) scored four first-inning runs to take an early lead.

With the top of the order up in the fifth, Brandon Bergstrom (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) got things going with a single. With one out, Scott Sada (Saegertown, PA/Saegertown), Brian Bohman (Erie, PA/McDowell), and David Boehme (Venetia, PA/Seton La-Salle) strung together three singles in a row. Bohman's single brought in Bergstrom while Boehme scored Sada, making the score 9-6 and bringing Foreman to the plate.

His bases-loaded blast gave the Lions their first lead of the day, making the score 10-9.

Behrend then capitalized on three Widener errors to score four more runs in the inning, making it a 14-9 ballgame.

The Pride added one more run in the sixth and two runs in the eighth, but it wasnt enough to overcome the Lions huge fifth inning.

Sam Riley (Erie, PA/Cathedral Prep) pitched 1 1/3 innings and was awarded the win, his first in a Behrend uniform.

Ben Ramey (Export, PA/Franklin Regional) pitched two strong innings in relief and Sada earned the save after striking out three of the six hitters he got out.

Boehme finished the day going 4-for-5 with three singles, a double and three RBIs.

Foreman went 3-for-5 from the dish while picking up four RBIs.

Sada finished with two hits and both him and Bohman recorded two RBIs.

The Lions will look to add a third straight win tomorrow when they take on Wilkes at 1 p.m.

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