Blue Devils get huge ICC win over Mount Union

Lady Devils fall to MU in final frame

The Blue Devil baseball team strutted its stuff and showed it’s only in it to win it at its home game yesterday against Mount Union.

The Blue Devils outran the Trojans with a 6-3 victory.

The Blue Devils had 6 runs, 7 hits, and 2 errors.  The Trojans had 3 runs, 4 hits, and 2 errors.

“At the beginning of the game, it was pretty close. But towards the end, it got pretty nuts,” said senior Randy Zitterbart.

Joey Padula and Jordan McCracken each drove in two runs for the Blue Devils.

Zach Mock added three hits and scored two runs for Bellwood-Antis.

Chad Luensmann struck out nine and allowed only four hits in all seven innings. Luensmann was the winning pitcher.

“Chad threw the ball well, and for the most part out defense was solid behind him,” said Blue Devil coach Steve Conlon. “It took some time for our bats to wake up, but they finally did.  Zach Mock had three hits in the leadoff spot that got us going. Joey Padula had a big hit that broke the game open from 2-1 to 4-1, then Jordan McCracken had a big hit that added some breathing room for us. Overall, it was a really good team victory.”

Jack Showalter and Zach Mock hit triples and Noah Burns hit a double.

“We were down in the beginning, but we battled and came up with our third wind of the season,” said freshman Jack Showalter.

Joey Padula and Jordan McCracken each had 2 RBI’s.

The Blue Devils record is now 3-0, and they remain unbeaten in the ICC.

The Blue Devil softball team traveled to Mount Union but lost in the seventh inning for the second time this season.

The Trojans overcame the Blue Devils by one run making the final score 5-4.

Taylor Shildt had three hits, including a double.

Jacqueline Finn drove in a pair of runs and also hit a double.  Saige McElwain also hit a double.

Shildt had three multiple hits and Finn and McElwain each had two multiple hits.

Finn had 2 RBI’s and Shildt and Edyn Convery each had one RBI.

Shildt struck out 5, but was the losing pitcher.

In the first inning the Trojans were up by two making the score 3-1 but BA cut it to 3-2 by the third.

The game was tied in the fifth inning, but the Trojans scored one more run in the last inning.

The Blue Devils had 4 runs, 8 hits, and 2 errors.