It took a few innings before State College’s offense began to heat up. Meanwhile, Nick Raquet did his part to hold the line while the Little Lions found their rhythm at the plate.
After four scoreless innings, State College (3-0) finally broke through in the fifth to pull away from Carlisle (4-2) for a 6-1 win on Wednesday.
Calvin Sichler knocked in two runs for the Little Lions while Ken Craig, Derek Van Horn and Tyler Hall added an RBI each.
“I give credit to their pitcher (Isaiah) Lippert,” State College coach Bill Tussey said. “He did a nice job keeping us off balance for the first four innings. And in the fifth there we scratched out a run and the offense finally got on to him and opened up.”
Raquet put on a dominant performance to earn his first win of the season. The senior gave up just three hits and struckout 11 batters through seven innings.
“Nick had a game that he’s capable of having,” Tussey said. “I think the key stat for Nick was he had zero walks.”