University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at Slippery Rock University - 03/29/05
Mountain Cat Baseball Earns Split
at #7-Ranked Slippery Rock University Head Coach Todd Williams and the Mountain Cat baseball team, ranked #6 in the North Atlantic Region, earned a doubleheader split at NCAA #7 and North Atlantic Region #1 Slippery Rock University, Tuesday afternoon. Senior right hander Justin Ronan (Lilly, Pa.) led Pitt Johnstown to a 3-0 shutout victory in the opener, but The Rock responded with a 4-3 win in the nightcap. With the split, Pitt Johnstown is 13-5 and Slippery Rock is 16-3.
In game one, Ronan scattered seven hits and struck out three Slippery Rock hitters in six scoreless inings of work to improve to 5-0 on the season. Junior Brian Chruscial (Irwin, Pa.) pitched the seventh inning to earn his first save of the year. Senior outfielder Adam Fairman (Creekside, Pa.) hit his third homerun of the season and freshman outfielder Scott Parnell (Export, Pa.) was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Sophomore outfielder Adam Plummer (Bellwood, Pa.) added an RBI double for the Mountain Cats.
In game two, The Rock broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning and held on for the 4-3 win. Senior right hander Reggie Weaver (Meyersdale, Pa.) fell to 2-2 after giving up four runs on eight hits in five innings-pitched. Fairman went 2-for-4 with two RBI and freshman shortstop Chris Turka (Natrona Heights, Pa.) went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Pitt Johnstown. Sophomore outfielder Cody Gallaher (Sidman, Pa.) also scored a pair of runs.
Pitt Johnstown travels to Davis & Elkins (WV) College on Wednesday, Clarion University on Thursday and Ohio Valley (WV) College on Saturday, before making its 2005 home debut with a doubleheader on Sunday at noon against Ohio Valley College.
Last Reviewed: March 29, 2005