Shultz Outduels Snare, Eagles Walk it Off

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In another highly anticipated match up early in the season for the Golden Eagles to fight for dominance in the Mountain League sophomore Rodney Shultz out dueled Huntington’s Isaac Snare helping Tyrone to win 2-1 in dramatic fashion.

Shultz pitched an absolute gem for the Golden Eagles as he went the full 7 innings only allowing 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 3 earning his second win of the season helping the Golden Eagles defeat a Mountain League rival.

It felt great to finally beat Huntingdon after all the years they beat up on us. And if it wasn’t for the lock down defense behind me it would not have been possible.”

— Rodney Shultz

“It felt great to finally beat Huntingdon after all the years they beat up on us. And if it wasn’t for the lock down defense behind me it would not have been possible,” said Rodney Shultz.

Tyrone’s offense only managed 7 hits but their offense came up in crucial moments while their defense made plays behind Shultz to keep the game tight.

Huntingdon opened the scoring in the top of the second inning when Tyson Cook took Shultz deep scoring Huntingdon’s lone run.

Tyrone tied the game up in the bottom of the fourth inning. Brandon Lucas reached base after one of his 2 hits on the night and scored all the way from first base after a triple to left off the bat of Matthew Savino.

Both pitchers continue to dominate with both teams having the opportunity to break the 1-1 tie but every time the other teams defense would make a couple plays getting their team out of the jam.

After Shultz got Tyrone out of another jam in the top of the seventh inning which because of the newly implemented pitch count would probably of been his last, his team wanted to have his back and win the game for him.

Brandon Lucas started off the inning by drawing a walk. Tyrone eventually got the bases loaded with two outs and senior Andrew Pearson at the plate. Pearson lined a ball at the third baseman who could not field it cleanly giving him no chance to gun out the speedy Pearson, allowing Brandon Lucas to score the winning run.

“I struggled hitting all game and it felt amazing to get another chance at the end to win it all. It was sloppy but a wins a win,” said Pearson.

With the victory Tyrone moves to 5-0 on the season with a 3-0 record in the Mountain League. They will remain home on Friday as they look to improve to 6-0 as they take on another tough mountain League opponent in the Clearfield Bison.

BOX SCORE

HUNTINGDON (1): Zook 301, R. Ritchey 101, Peck 300, Conner 300, Cook 311, J Ritchey 300, Gearhart 300, Troha 201, Snare 200. Totals– 23-1-4

TYRONE (2): Pearson 300, Lehner 300, Lehman 300, Lewis 301, Lucas 222, Savino 201, Light 201, Hunter 301, Coleman 301. Totals–24-2-7

SCORE BY INNINGS

Huntingdon 010 0000–1 4 2

Tyrone 000 1001– 2 7 0

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