Baseball Splits Both Lafayette and Lehigh in This Weekend’s Series’

Paige Temple, Contributing Writer

The Bison traveled to Easton, Pa. this weekend to compete against the Lafayette Leopards. The Orange and Blue won the first game of the series 6-1 with Kyle Lyons ’23 and Anthony Sherwin ’24 dominating behind the plate. The two combined for  five of the Bison’s six hits with one RBI and five runs scored. 

Will Greer ’23 pitched all seven innings for his first complete game of the season. The win brought the junior to a 4-0 record on the season. He allowed nine hits in the game and only one run. Greer finished the game in the seventh, which was his second career complete game win. 

The Bison then turned around and played the Leopards again, resulting in a 3-1 loss. The team combined for a total of five hits and pitcher Tyler O’Neill ’25 started off strong in the first five innings, allowing only one run. The Orange and Blue allowed the remaining two runs in the sixth inning off of an error in the field. 

The Bison scored the lone run in the eighth inning off of a hit from Grant Voytovich ’24. The sophomore hit a double on a field error, which brought Lyons into home plate. O’Neill allowed only seven hits with one earned run and three strikeouts in five innings. 

The Bison turned around to face Lehigh on Sunday, winning the first game of the series 14-8. The Bison tied their season-high in hits with 18, while Jacob Terwilliger ’23 posted an outstanding relief performance to earn his first career win. The Bison’s top of the lineup of Lyons, Sherwin, Voytovich and Jacob Corson ’24 combined to go 13-for-16 with nine RBIs in the victory.  

With the score at 9-3 in the third, the Mountain Hawks came back in the next two innings bringing the score to 9-7. At this point in the fourth inning, they brought Terwilliger in to relieve Austin Odell ’22 and finish out the game. Corson came up big in the end of the game and finished with a career high of four hits and six RBIs, leaving the final score at 14-8. 

Despite another double-digit performance in hits by the squad, the Bison were limited in game two, leaving 10 players on base in a 5-4 defeat to Lehigh. Voytovich’s first career home run brought the Bison within one run in the ninth inning. 

Ben Magovern ’25 set a new career high with seven strikeouts and was followed by relief pitcher Andrew Funovits ’22, who kept the Bison in the game at the end. Tyler Dunn ’25 went 3-for-4 on the day for his first three-hit game of his career. Lowery, Corson, Voytovich and Lyons each added two hits, while Voytovich’s two-RBI game was his seventh game this season with multiple RBIs.

Dunn, who was selected the Patriot League Rookie of the Week said, “This weekend was another hard fought weekend on both days. We faced a lot of difficult situations that will definitely better us for later in the season. It’s always good to split a series on the road and our guys are bringing great energy which we will need in the closing weeks.”

The Bison travel to Penn State this Wednesday April 6 for a midweek game against the Nittany Lions. 

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