Club sports roundup
First-year Jon Coens pitched a dominant first game, leading the Tartans to a 3?1 victory and a split versus Penn State?Beaver. Coens threw seven strong innings, allowing only one run and five hits. In the second game, junior Doug Peters pitched well, allowing 4 runs over 5-and-a-third innings, but took the hard luck loss, as the Tartans fell 7?2.
In the first game, Peters? two-run single was the difference-maker, breaking a 1?1 tie in the 4th. After that, Coens shut the door, allowing only one baserunner over the next three innings. He threw only 64 pitches in the game, and was so efficient that, after Peters left with some numbness in his hand, Coens returned to finish the second game. He allowed three unearned runs and an inherited runner to score.
In the second game, sophomore catcher Ryan Comes? RBI double was the main offense, as the Tartans struggled with too many infield pop-ups.
Coach Claudio Reilsono summed the day up, saying, ?Our bats woke up a little in Game 1. We were more aggressive and did not hit as many easy pop flies as we have in previous games.?
Reilsono said that Coens also played well: ?I could not ask for anything more from Jon. He is our ace pitcher and he?s earned that title.?
The second game was not in their favor, however. Reilsono said, ?There were some dinky little hits along with balls that had eyes. Still, I was happy with our effort. We play hard, we keep coming at you, we are aggressive and it?s only going to get better.?
CMU plays next against Boyce.