(Posted April 17, 2005)

Washington, Pa. ? After claiming a first-inning lead in game one of a non-conference doubleheader against Washington and Jefferson, the Juniata College baseball team fell behind in the third and would not hold a lead the remainder of the day as the Eagles dropped a pair of games in Washington Sunday afternoon. The Eagles dropped game one 8-6, and then were shutout for just the second time this season as they fell by a 10-0 score in game two. The losses dropped Juniata to 19-12 on the season, while the home team improved to 16-8 on the season.

Dan Kauffman (Penn Manor/Conestoga) got Juniata rolling in the top of the first with a two-run home run that scored Troy Beaver (Bellwood-Antis/Tyrone). Frank Liscio (SLW Centennial/Port St. Lucie, Fla.) added an RBI single to center and Darren Hake (Red Lion/Red Lion) followed with another RBI single to extend the Juniata lead to 4-0. The Eagles added to the lead in the second as David Saintz (Titusville/Titusville) roped a lead-off double, and scored on a wild pitch

The Presidents answered with three runs on four hits in the second off Eagle starter Jason Enoch (Hempfield/Landisville). Washington and Jefferson took the lead for good in the third as the home team loaded the bases with one out on three-consecutive walks from Enoch. Justin Benson then delivered a grand slam off reliever Eric Bridenbaugh to move in front 7-4.

It looked like Juniata would have an answer in the top of the fifth, when a Beaver double scored Jesse Leonard (Shade/Johnstown). Then with and the bases loaded and no one out, Walt Goedkoop (Manheim Township/Lancaster) missed a grand slam by a matter of feet with a long foul ball before striking out and the next batter grounded into a double play to end the threat.

Washington and Jefferson then added an insurance run in the fifth and held the Eagles at bay the rest of the way to take the win.

Saintz went 2-for-4 in the game with a run scored, while Beaver was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.

Game two was all Washington and Jefferson as the home team rode a seven-run third inning to the 10-0 win.

Juniata scratched out seven hits in the game, but left all seven men on base. Beaver and Liscio each had a pair of hits for Juniata in the game.

The home team pounded out 11 hits in the game, including five in the decisive third inning. Juniata?s only error of the game came in the third, and led to one unearned run.

Andrew Snyder (Punxsutawney/Punxsutawney) was charged with the loss for Juniata, as he allowed six runs on five hits in two-plus innings of work. Dan Yokitis scattered seven hits over six innings to claim the win.

Juniata will be back in action on Friday when the Eagles host conference foe Widener in a single nine-inning game.


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