SRU Good News for May 5, 2010
SRU baseball team takes third place in PSAC
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - The final curtain rang down Friday for the 2010 Slippery Rock University baseball team when California University of Pennsylvania nipped The Rock, 11-10 in the Bracket A final game of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, leaving the SRU squad tied for third place in the conference.
The season-ending loss followed what many are calling The Rock's most impressive win of the season, a 9-5 victory over sixth-ranked West Chester in an elimination game.
SRU lost a 7-6 decision to West Chester University in opening-round action last Wednesday, then beat Mansfield University, 18-9, last Thursday, before Friday's play.
The split in Friday's action gave The Rock a final season record of 27 wins and 23 losses. The Green and White won seven of its last 10 games and 11 of its final 16 games.
The Rock's final game of the season was a classic nip-and-tuck affair in which a total of 28 hits were recorded - 17 by The Rock - the lead changed hands three times and the outcome was not determined until the final out was recorded.
The Rock competed in the PSAC championships for the fifth straight season and the 20th time in 25 seasons under the guidance of head coach Jeff Messer.
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