Baseball falls at home against Army

Lea Tarzy, Senior Writer

The Bucknell baseball team’s home win streak was halted this past Saturday, April 15 on DePew Field, in the first of a three-game series against Army. 

Army is currently ranked first in the Patriot League. The second game of the series was initially scheduled for 2:30 on Saturday, but was rescheduled for noon Sunday due to weather concerns.  

Saturday’s game ended with a 15-0 victory for the Black Knights. The Bison had just one hit: a single in the third inning from Kyle Lyons ’23. 

Relief pitcher Mikey Myro ’26 had his fourth career appearance and retired every one of the five batters he went up against. Myro was substituted in during a high-pressure situation, with the bases loaded and one out, but performed well. He struck out one player and induced a fly ball to end the inning.  

The two Patriot League teams squared off against each other once again at noon on Sunday. The Bison came out sharp and ready to battle against the Black Knights and despite losing, found more success offensively than the previous day.  

Will Greer ’23 started the game at pitcher and did well early on, pitching to the minimum nine batters throughout the three innings. The sole Army base runner was a result of an error, but was quickly caught trying to steal second base by catcher Nic Adamo ’24. The Black Knights adjusted their batting order strategically and found success in the fourth inning. Army had three doubles and managed to score three runs.  

Bucknell attempted to match, but could not manage to capitalize. In the first inning, the Bison had runners on second and third base with just one out. However, the Black Knights managed to get out unscathed with a double play. Similarly, in the third inning, the Bison had the bases loaded with two outs, but again Army escaped again with solid defensive play.  

The Bison scored their first run in the sixth inning. Grant Voytovitch ’24 was hit by a pitch, but was brought back after it was determined that he did not try to avoid being hit. Immediately after, he hit a triple and returned home two batters later with a hit from Billy Kender ’25. Both Adamo and Voytovich contributed two hits for the Bison.  

Nevertheless, Army continued adding points to the board, while the Bison only managed to total two throughout the match to end with a final score of 2-8 in favor of the traveling team.  

Despite losing the first two games against the Black Knights, the Bison rallied and came out strong for the final game of the weekend. Bucknell had two more hits than Army (12-10), but ultimately lost as a result of one inning.  

Tyler O’Neill ’25 started out strong at pitcher, retiring the first seven hitters quickly. Bucknell got on the board early on for the first time in the three-game series when Anthony Sherwin ’24 hit the very first pitch of the game, scoring his first home run of the season with a banger over the left-field wall. 

The Black Knights matched with a single in the fourth inning to tie up the score 1-1. 

There was a huge shift in momentum during the sixth inning when Army surged ahead with an impressive eight runs in five hits to bring the score to 9-1.  Jacob Corson ’24 and Sean Keys ’25 each contributed solo home runs, and Corson scored again in the ninth inning to bring the Bison’s total to four against the Black Knights’ nine, and Army came out victorious with a final score of 9-4.  

“We’ve played some really good baseball but we’ve just been off recently,” Corson said. “We control our own destiny and are excited about putting this stretch behind us.”

Looking ahead to this week, the Bison face off against Navy on Wednesday, April 19 at home on DePew Field. 

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