B-A wins two straight


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Travis Luensman came on in long relief against Bald Eagle Area and was able to earn the pitching victory.

Ethan McGee, Sports Editor

Another big win on Friday made it two in a row for the Blue Devil baseball team.

B-A defeated a strong Bald Eagle area team 8-3, having some underclassmen step up.

Sophomore Caden Nagle started on the mound for the Devils but a minor ankle tweak during play brought in freshman Travis Luennsman. The freshman pitcher came in to throw the last four innings as a long relief pitcher.

Luennsman only allowed one run, which helped him get the win on the mound.

“Coming in to pitch in the second wasn’t a big deal for me,” Luensmann said. “My arm was feeling good, and I knew I could get the job done. It was my job to win, and it couldn’t have been done without the help of my teammates behind me.”

The Devils improved the 6-4 on the season, while Bald Eagle dipped to 3-7.

B-A was able to collect 12 hits on the day, translating into their eight runs scored. Senior Nevin Wood and Luennsman were able to get 3 RBI’s apiece, leading the Devils to victory. Joe Padula added a double.

The Devils jumped on BEA with three runs in the bottom of the first, and answered two Eagle runs in the top of the third with two of their own in the bottom of the frame to lead 5-2.

B-A got three insurance runs over the fifth and sixth.

Two big wins for the Devils helps thier confidence going into a big ICC match up against Mount Union later this week.