University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
at West Virginia Wesleyan College - 04/08/05
Pitt Johnstown Baseball Team Splits Again With West Virginia Wesleyan The Mountain Cat baseball team wrapped up a home-and-home series with West Virginia Wesleyan with a trip to Buckhannon, WV on Friday and came away with another doubleheader split. Pitt Johnstown suffered a tough, 8-7, setback in the opener, before dealing the Bobcats a, 6-5, loss in the nightcap. Pitt Johnstown enters Sunday's home doubleheader against Columbia Union (MD) College with a 19-11 overall record.
In game one, West Virginia Wesleyan scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning off of freshman left hander Scott Parnell (Export, Pa.), then held the Mountain Cats scoreless in the top of the seventh to earn the victory. Parnell, who gave up just one run in three innings of relief of sophomore Zach Stere (Bellwood, Pa.), suffered his second loss of the season. Junior first baseman Casey Long (Johnstown, Pa.) belted his fourth homerun of the season, while junior designated hitter Josh Mearkle (Everett, Pa.) and sophomore second baseman Dan Delsignore (Johnstown, Pa.) each collected two hits.
In Friday's nightcap, Pitt Johnstown built a 6-4 lead after two innigns of play and held on for the 6-5 win behind a complete-game, seven-hit, four-strikeout perfromance from junior right hander Brian Chruscial (Irwin, Pa.) Chruscial improved to 2-1 on the year. Offensively, sophomore second baseman Cody Gallaher (Sidman, Pa.) led the way with three hits in four at-bats, including a his second homerun of the year, a double and a pair of runs scored. Sophomore outfielder Adam Plummer (Bellwood, Pa.) had two hits, drove in two runs and scored two runs and Parnell added an RBI double. West Virginia Wesleyan is now 10-10 on the season.
Pitt Johnstown hosts Columbia Union (MD) College on Sunday at noon. The Mountain Cats will also host Slippery Rock University on Tuesday and Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College on Wednesday. Both doubleheaders are scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.
Last Reviewed: April 8, 2005