University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. #13 Slippery Rock University - 04/12/05
Mountain Cats Earn Home Split With
#13 Slippery Rock University After giving up four runs in the top of the seventh inning and suffering a 6-2 loss to #13 Slippery Rock University on Tuesday at George R. Walter Field, Head Coach Todd Williams' Pitt Johnstown baseball team rebounded with a 5-0 shutout over The Rock in game two. Freshman lefthander Scott Parnell (Export, Pa.) tossed a three-hitter to help Pitt Johnstown split the doubleheader and even the season series with Slippery Rock at two games apiece. The Mountain Cats are now 19-9 on the season.
In Tuesday's opener, The Rock broke open a 2-2 game with four runs in the seventh to secure the victory. Sophomore left hander Adam Plummer (Bellwood, Pa.) suffered his second loss after giving up five runs on eight hits in 6.2 innings of work. Plummer, now 1-2 on the year, also struckout six Slippery Rock hitters. Offensively, Plummer collected two hits, while junior first baseman Casey Long (Johnstown, Pa.) and sophomore second baseman Dan Delsignore (Johnstown, Pa.) each had an RBI for Pitt Johnstown.
In the nightcap, Parnell evened his season record at 1-1 after giving up just three hits and striking out seven in a complete-game effort. The Mountain Cats jumped on Slippery Rock for two runs in the bottom of the second inning before adding single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to earn the split. Junior catcher Josh Mearkle (Everett, Pa.) went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead Pitt Johnstown. Plummer had a pair of doubles and a run scored and sophomore designated hitter Paul Pentz (Johnstown, Pa.) was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Slippery Rock is now 23-8 on the year.
Pitt Johnstown travels to West Virginia State University for a four-game series on Saturday and Sunday, before hosting Fairmont State (WV) College on Wednesday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Last Reviewed: April 12, 2005