MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The No. 16 Salisbury University baseball team completed a weekend series sweep of Capital Athletic Conference opponent Penn State University-Harrisburg on Sunday afternoon, winning the final game of the series 14-5 to remain undefeated in conference play and extend its winning streak to 11 games.
Salisbury (17-4-1, 9-0 CAC) jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning. After reaching first base on a fielding error to start the game, Cameron Hyder advanced two bases in the next two at-bats before scoring the first run of the game on a fielder's choice. Jimmy Monaghan was able to score a couple of at-bats later following a bases-loaded walk by Ron Villone to make it 2-0.
After reaching base on another error to start the second inning, Tyler Mayo eventually finished his trip around the bases by scoring on a passed ball to push the Salisbury lead to three.
A Will Gutekunst double in the third inning was followed by a Villone RBI single up the middle to make it 4-0.
Penn St.-Harrisburg (14-7-1, 4-5 CAC) got three runs back in the bottom of the third inning, including a two-run home run by Travis Van Houton, to close the deficit to 4-3.
The Sea Gulls continued to execute on offense, adding two more runs in the sixth inning, a run in the seventh, and a run in the eighth, while holding their opponents to only one more run the rest of the way.
Xavier Marmol (4-0) earned his second win in as many days in relief, pitching the final seven innings of the game. Marmol scattered four hits, struck out three batters, and allowed only one unearned run to score.
The team returns to action on Tuesday, April 2 when it travels to Stevenson University. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.