April 18, 2003
EASTLAKE, Ohio - Yougstown State (16-17, 4-5 HL) rallied for a 3-1 victory over Cleveland State (7-17, 1-3 HL) Friday night at Eastlake Ballpark. The Horizon League contest was the first college game ever at the new home of the Lake County Captains (Indians Class A).
YSU's Eric Shaffer and CSU's Matt Kaltenbach (Stow, Ohio/Stow) were locked in a pitcher's duel for the entire night.
The Vikings struck first in the bottom of the second. Sophomore outfielder Brian Beaumier (Eastlake, Ohio/Eastlake North) led off with an infield single and advanced to second on a throwing error. He came in to score when junior Jeff Katlen (Lyndhurst, Ohio/Brush) followed with a single to right field.
Kaltenbach held YSU in check until first baseman Jim Lipinski led off the seventh with a solo home run to left. After retiring the next two batters, Kaltenbach walked his first batter in 22.0 innings and the Penguins made the most of the free pass. After two singles loaded the bases, center fielder Kendall Schlabach drove in two with a single through the right side of the infield.
Shaffer (3-0) held CSU in check all night long, limiting the Vikings to five hits while striking out nine and walking none.
Kaltenbach scattered nine hits en route to his second straight complete game. However, he suffered his first loss since Mar. 14 to fall to 4-2.
The teams meet again tommorrow in Eastlake for a twin bill beginning at 1:00 p.m.