Pennsylvania Claims Big 26 Classic With 7-2 Win

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania/West Virginia Director of Scouting

Pennsylvania utilized the same formula that led to a series tying 9-3 win in game two for a 7-2 win in game three Sunday. Once again the boys from the Keystone State rallied for late runs to win going away earning a 2-1 series victory over Maryland.

Michael GeesamanMaryland again took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Pennsylvania responded with one run in the 4th and two runs in the 5th to take a lead they would not relinquish. A four run 9th put the finishing touches on the win and secured the series for Pennsylvania.

Nine Pennsylvania pitchers combined to allow just six hits while walking three. Pennsylvania hitters tallied eight hits on the afternoon and were aided for the second game in as many days by command issues by Maryland pitchers (nine walks).

Andrew Mayhew2017 outfielders Michael Geesaman (2-3) and Derek Orndorff (2-3, R, RBI) led the Pennsylvania offense with two hits each.

Maryland used a four run 9th inning rally in game one to take the series opener 8-6. Any hope of repeating that effort in game three was squelched by Pennsylvania's Andrew Mayhew who took the mound in the 9th and promptly struck out the side to end the game and series.