Mountain Cats split
pair with Seton Hill
Jake Warner collectred five hits and drove in four runs, and Derek Younker tossed a complete game to lead Pitt-Johnstown to a 13-7 win over Seton Hill in the opener of a Friday doubleheader at Point Stadium.
The Griffins earned the split with an 8-0 win in the nightcap. Pitt-Johnstown is now 15-9 overall and 7-7 in conference play.
In the opener, the Mountain Cats erased a 3-0 deficit with five runs in the third inning before breaking it open with five more runs in the sixth to seal the win.
Warner was 5-for-5 with a double, triple and four RBI, and Drew Ebersole added three hits, including a solo home run and three RBI to lead a 19-hit Pitt-Johnstown attack. Mike Palkovitz had three hits and drove in a pair, and Sam Barbera had three hits and scored three runs. The Mountain Cats also got two hits from Jeff Campbell and three RBI from Zach Vignero.
Younker improved to 4-2 after allowing seven runs (one unearned) on 13 hits in the complete-game effort. Younker also fanned five and walked just one.
In Game 2, Seton Hill left-hander Alex Haines held Pitt-Johnstown to just three hits and struckout eight in the 8-0 win.
Vignero collected two hits and Kyle Morrow accounted for the only other Mountain Cat base hit.
The Mountain Cats conclude the three-game WVIAC Northern Division series against Seton Hill University with a nine-inning game at 1 p.m. today at Point Stadium.
Bishop McCort freshmen
earn PIHL crown
PITTSBURGH – The Bishop McCort freshmen team defeated Plum 5-1 to claim the PIHL Tournament title on Thursday night at Robert Morris University Island Sports Complex.
The Crushers are 19-0.
Anthony Formica had a pair of goals for the Crushers. Zachary Goins tallied a goal and an assist. Richard Phillips and Tristan Mock also had goals for McCort.
McCort goaltender Boston Bradley made 26 saves on 27 Plum shots on goal.
The Crushers outshot Plum 33-27.