BEL AIR, Md. — Dylan Tice totaled five hits, but the IUP baseball team could only score four total runs as it dropped a pair of games to 18th-ranked Wilmington (Del.) on Saturday afternoon at Harford Community College.
The Wildcats took the opener, a nine inning game, 7-4, before winning Game 2, 3-0, in seven innings.
Kyle Zaorski started Game 1 and took the loss, giving up five hits and five earned in six innings. He struck out four and walked two. Wilmington picked up two runs in the first inning, but the Crimson Hawks tied the score in the top of the second on a two-run double by John Beatty.
The Wildcats went on top 5-2 in the sixth with three runs on three hits, including a two-run single.
IUP made it one-run game in the eighth with a pair of runs, the first coming when Tice scored from first on a double to right center by Ryan Uhl, who later scored on a double by Mike Lupia.
Wilmington picked up a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth to go on top by three.
The Crimson Hawks put the tying run at the plate with two outs in the top of the ninth before Wilmington got the final out for the win.
Kyle Zambanini went the distance for the Crimson Hawks in game two, striking out three but giving up eight hits and three earned runs.
The Crimson Hawks (3-3) totaled 12 hits on the day and reached base 12 more times on walks. Tice went 3-for-4 in game one with a run scored and 2-for-3 in the second.