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Point Park baseball takes one of two AMC games at Walsh

April 9, 2011

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Ryan Loutsenhizer pitched a complete game in game two Saturday. Photo by Jack Megaw.

 
NORTH CANTON, Ohio -- Ryan Loutsenhizer pitched a complete game and remained unbeaten in six starts while Lee Bodnar and Dave Angle each homered to lead the Point Park University baseball team to a 6-2 victory at Walsh University in the second game of an AMC baseball doubleheader Saturday.
 
The Pioneers (23-6, 4-2 AMC) had lost the first game, 11-4, mainly due to four errors that led to five unearned runs. Walsh (15-17, 1-5 AMC) visits Point Park Sunday for two more games to conclude the four-game, weekend series. Game time at Green Tree Park is 1 p.m.
 
Loutsenhizer (6-0), a native of North Huntingdon, Pa., and a graduate of Norwin High School, gave up 10 hits but still limited Walsh to just two runs in seven innings. He struck out one and walked one.
 
With Loutsenhizer doing the work on the mound, Bodnar and Angle led the way at the plate. Point Park was trailing, 2-1, after four innings with only Angle's RBI single in the first to show for itself offensively.
 
But Point Park got three runs in the fifth highlighted by Angle's two-run homer. The inning had started with a single and a stolen base from Brian Grise. Bodnar knocked in Grise with a base hit, and Angle followed next with his long ball to make it 4-2.
 
The Pioneers added two more runs in the seventh as Bodnar went deep for the fourth time this year and a run also came home on the back end of a double steal.
 
Bodnar was 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBIs while Angle was 2 for 3 with three RBIs.
 
In the first game, Point Park made three errors the first two innings to fall behind, 6-2. Five of those six runs were unearned against Pioneers' starter Derek Peluso.
 
Peluso (5-1) suffered his first loss of the year in working 5.2 innings. He gave up 10 runs but only five were earned. He struck out three and walked one.
 
Point Park had cut it to 6-4 with a pair of runs in the sixth, but Walsh came back in the bottom of the inning to stretch the score to 11-4.
 
Bryce Pfeuffer had two of Point Park's five hits in the opener. Winning pitcher Travis Danner went 5.2 innings with five hits, four runs, five walks and three strikeouts.