Tartans Battle, Fall to Penn State
March 26, 2006
Freshman Ryan Woodring pitched well in his college baseball debut, throwing seven strong innings and allowing just four earned runs, but took the loss as the Tartans were defeated by Penn State, 8-0, in nine innings.
With bases loaded and no outs in the fifth, he turned a 1-2-3 double play removing the lead runner and the batter. Woodring also stole two bases in the game.
Overall the Tartans played a much better game than the first two with a much stronger defense. The Tartan bats looked a little better as the team threatened in the fifth inning with runners on second and third, but they could not come up with the offense to drive a run home. As the season moves along, it is obvious that the team will continue to get better.
Coach Claudio Reilsono had this to say about the weekend:
"0-3 is not the way we wanted to start the season to be sure. We played a very good Penn State team that was well into their season while we were just starting ours... but that's ok, we will get better and be a force in the New Penn West Conference. I saw a lot of good things this week. Jon Coens, Sandy Williams, Ryan Woodring and Matt Corbett pitched well, and Brian Tabata showed me that he will be one of the top catchers in the conference. Disappointed yes... discouraged no. We'll be back."