The Millersville baseball team is headed to the Division II College World Series and State College’s Kyle Peterson helped get the team there.
Millersville beat Mercyhurst 6-2 Sunday in the Atlantic Regional championship game, surviving the seven-team, double-elimination regional. On Friday, the Marauders advanced to the championship game also with a win over the Lakers 6-3. In that game, Peterson gave up two hits and two runs with two strikeouts in one inning of relief.
Peterson is 5-0 this season with a 3.42 ERA, striking out 20 while allowing 20 hits, 12 runs, 10 earned runs and 14 walks over 26 1/3 innings.
Millersville (50-5) advances to the the eight-team, double-elimination championship tournament that runs from Saturday to June 4 at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. The Marauders open Saturday against Angelo State.
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