Lehigh falls to IPFW in a rain-shortened affair Wednesday
Posted: March 9, 2005
Bradenton, FL – IPFW picked up four runs in the top of the first inning, and Lehigh was unable to recover as the Mastadons held on for a 5-3 victory over Lehigh in a rain-shortened, five inning game at the
IMG Baseball Academy on Wednesday morning. The victory is IPFW’s fifth straight, as the Dons improve to 6-3 on the season – their best-ever Division I start. With the setback, the Mountain Hawks fall to 3-2 on the season.
IPFW center fielder Dustin Fremion led off the game with a triple, and he scored two batters later on a Tyler Fowler single. After another hit and an error, catcher Brent Doty singled home two more.
Trailing by four in its first at-bat, Lehigh put a two-spot on the board to slice the lead in half. First baseman Forrest Doane laced a single to center to score David Moscow, and right fielder Andrew Smith followed that up with a sac fly plating a run to make the score 4-2.
Lehigh added a run in the home half of the third when John Zaszewski scored on a wild pitch, but the Mountain Hawks could get no closer. Trailing 5-3 in the bottom of the fifth, Lehigh had the bases loaded and two outs, but third baseman Matt Geiger struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch for the final out of the inning, and of the game.
Karl Weimer (0-1) allowed three earned runs in two innings pitched in his first start of the season for the Mountain Hawks. IPFW’s Eric Lambert ran his record to 2-1 with a complete game. He scattered eight hits and allowed only one earned run in his five innings on the hill.
The Mountain Hawks are back in action Thursday, when Lehigh takes on Bowling Green. First pitch is scheduled for from Manatee Community College in Bradenton.