BUTLER, Pa - For the second time in three days, Millersville could not solve Mercyhurst's starting pitcher. The Lakers' received a complete game from senior Brad Duffy and ended Millersville's season Friday by a 4-0 score at the PSAC Tournament's elimination game.
Duffy (6-1) stymied the Marauders, striking out 12 and allowing just four hits. Millersville ended Mercyhurst's 2011 season in the NCAA Atlantic Regional, but this marks the second-straight season that Mercyhurst eliminated Millersville from the conference tournament.
While Duffy was sharp, Tad Barton (5-3) struggled to find his control. He plunk three batters and allowed four runs on six hits in 3.1 innings.
Mercyhurst's Kodi McMillen led off the first with a single and Anthony Tomasone was plunked with a pitch. Both runners advanced into scoring position on a passed ball, and after Ethan Santora walked, Zac Blair singled in a pair, giving the Lakers a 2-0 lead.
The Lakers added to the total in the third on a RBI single from Matt Adamczyk. The fourth run came on a Shane Latshaw single in the fourth.
Millersville stranded runners in five innings but was retired in order in each of the last three innings. Zach Stone recorded three of Millersville's four hits.
Millersville (25-23-1) faced No. 23 Mercyhurst (37-14) twice in the tournament and managed just one run in 18 innings.
Millersville has appeared in the PSAC Tournament in three of the five seasons under Jon Shehan. This season marked the program's first back-to-back appearances since 1974-75.
Information used in this story was provided by Millersville University.