MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Ancilla Charger Baseball falls short three games in a row during the Ripken experience in Myrtle Beach, SC.
A seventh inning rally came up just short for Ancilla as they fell to Penn State Mont Alto on Monday night by a 6-5 final.
Disaster struck nearly immediately for Ancilla as sophomore starter Jacob Roberson had to be removed from the game just five pitches into the game with a serious arm injury. Called into duty without warning Brandon Dagley came on to pitch an outstanding game going four innings scattering four hits and left with the game tied in the fifth. Bryce Bustamante came on and extricated the Chargers from a jam in that inning but two hits in the sixth scored the lead run for Mont Alto and brought on Blane Bender in relief to finish. Behind 6-3 in the seventh the Chargers plated two but couldn't push across the tying run. Dante Granger had a pair of hits including a double.
In their first game on Tuesday morning, pitching was the problem for both teams but Rochester College was able to get a little more from their staff as they clubbed the Chargers 19-7 in a five inning contest.
Neither starting pitcher lasted through the first inning as Rochester plated 11 and Ancilla 6 first inning runs. Rochester ended the day with 16 hits as well as Connor Adams took the loss for the Chargers. Blane Bender came on in relief for a second day and gave up eight hits. Bryce Bustamante pitched a scoreless, hitless fifth inning. Caleb Mikesell paced the Charger offense with a pair of RBI's.
For game two on Tuesday, Ancilla saw a four run lead evaporate and turn to a loss 12-7 to Penn State Dubois.
The Chargers took a four run lead into the fourth behind a strong outing from starter Everett Krueger who left with one out in the fourth. Still leading by two in the sixth, four Ancilla errors led to four unearned runs that blew the game open for Dubois.Will Rose was the hard luck loser for the Chargers going three innings in relief.
The Charger offense was led by Justin Segers who had a pair of home runs and four RBI's as part of a three for three game at the plate. Caleb Mikesell led off the game with a solo homer of his own and added a three for four game with three RBI's. Zach Norman also had a pair of hits in the game.
Ancilla is now 0-5 and have five more games scheduled for the remainder of their Ripken Experience.