Privateers fall to late Youngstown State rally
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Privateers scored five in the fifth inning to jump ahead but gave up six in the deciding eighth inning of a 6-5 loss to the Youngstown State Penguins on Friday afternoon at Maestri Field.
HOW IT HAPPENED
New Orleans broke through what was a battle of starting pitchers at the outset. Two walks drawn by Issac Williams and Jorge Tejeda then a hit-by-pitch from Kasten Furr set the table. Amani Larry singled toward the middle to bring in the first run against Jon Snyder.
Then Pearce Howard followed and after falling behind 0-2 in the count, he delivered a grand slam to deep right for his second homer of the season. The five runs were the first runs scored by the Privateers in the fifth inning this year.
New Orleans was in cruise control until the eighth inning when the Penguins rallied back by stringing together seven hits. Dylan Swarmer, who collected four hits on the game, had two in the inning with his second bringing across the go-ahead run.
From there, the Penguins turned it over to the combination of Casey Marshalwitz and Nathan Ball. The two combined for two scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Ball picked up his fourth save of the season.
Tyler LeBlanc threw six scoreless innings in a no-decision. He allowed just three hits while striking out six batters in his outing.
The series continues with a doubleheader scheduled for 12 p.m. on Saturday. Both games are scheduled for nine innings.
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