University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. Fairmont State (WV) College - 04/20/05
Mountain Cats Earn Home Sweep Over Fairmont State College The Mountain Cat baseball team rebounded from last weekend's losses at West Virginia State University with a 14-4 and 9-6 home sweep over Fairmont State (WV) College Wednesday afternoon at Geroge R. Walter Field. Pitt Johnstown used four homeruns to defeat the Fighting Falcons in Wednesday's first game, before scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win game two. Pitt Johnstown is now 24-16 on the season.
Junior first baseman Casey Long (Johnstown, Pa.) and freshman designated hitted Scott Parnell (Export, Pa.) each hit two-run homers, while sophomore catcher Paul Pentz (Johnstown, Pa.) and sophomore outfielder Cody Gallaher (Sidman, Pa.) added solo blasts to lead the Mountain Cats to a 10-run victory in the opener. Along with his homerun, Pentz also added a double, a triple, two RBI and three runs, and Parnell finished with three hits, four RBI and two runs scored. Sophomore outfielder Adam Plummer (Bellwood, Pa.), freshman shortstop Chris Turka (Natrona Heights, Pa.), senior outfielder Adam Fairman (Creekside, Pa.) and Long all had two hits. Senior left hander Ryan Harner (Dauphin, Pa.) improved to 6-2 with a complete-game eight-hitter. Harner gave up just one earned run and struck out three.
In Wednesday's nightcap, Pitt Johnstown erased a 6-5 deficit with four runs in the sixth inning to earn the sweep. Parnell picked up the victory after giving up one run on one hit in 1.2 innings of relief of senior Reggie Weaver (Meyersdale, Pa.). Weaver gave up five runs (three earned runs) on seven hits in 4.1 innings of work. Junior Brian Chruscial pitched a scoreless seventh inning for his fourth save of the year. Offensively, senior third baseman Anthony Yarkowski (Homer City, Pa.) went 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI and junior catcher Josh Mearkle (Everett, Pa.) collected two hits and three RBI. Long was also 2-for-4 with two RBI. With the losses, Fairmont State dropped to 14-20 on the season.
Pitt Johnstown will host Lock Haven University on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Due to forcasted rain over the weekend, Pitt Johnstown will celebrate Senior Day between games of the doubleheader against Lock Haven on Thursday. The Mountain Cats will recognize seniors Adam Fairman, Ryan Harner, Matt Hayes, Reggie Weaver and Anthony Yarkowski.
Last Reviewed: April 20, 2005