University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
vs. Lock Haven University - 04/21/05
Baseball Team Crushes Lock Haven,
18-3 and 13-0 on Senior Day
Plummer and Chruscial Combine
For One-Hitter in Game Two The Mountain Cat baseball team celebrated 2005 Senior Day in fine fashion by crushing visiting Lock Haven University, 18-3 and 13-0 Thursday afternoon at Georoge R. Walter Field. Junior first baseman Casey Long (Johnstown, Pa.) belted a pair of solo homeruns in the doubleheader, while sophomore lefthander Adam Plummer (Bellwood, Pa.) and junior right hander Brian Chruscial (Irwin, Pa.) combined to one-hit the Bald Eagles in game two. The Mountain Cats, winners or four straight games, are now 26-16 on the year.
In game one, Pitt Johnstown jumped on Lock Haven for four runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back. The Mountain Cats built a 7-0 lead, before scoring five runs in the fifth inning and six in the sixth inning to secure the 15-run win. Long went 4-for-5 with a homerun, a double and four RBI and senior third baseman Anthony Yarkowski (Homer City, Pa.) was 3-for-5 with a double and six RBI. The Mountain Cats, who banged out 21 hits, also got three hits and an RBI from Plummer and three hits and two RBI from sophomore designated hitter Scott Parnell (Export, Pa.). Senior outfielder Adam Fairman (Creekside, Pa.) also droved in two runs in the victory. Senior right hander Matt Hayes (Windber, Pa.) made the most of his last start as a Mountain Cat by pitching six innings and giving up just three runs on seven hits. Hayes, now 4-1, also struckout four Bald Eagle hitters.
In game two, Plummer tossed six hitless innings, before giving way to Chruscial after throwing over 100 pitches. Neil Herman's single to right field off of Chruscial with one out in the top of the seventh inning broke up the combined no-hit bid. Plummer fanned ten in the first four innings and walked four to improve to 2-3. Pitt Johnstown broke open a 3-0 game with 10 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning led by Plummer's double and two-run homer to right field. Plummer finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Fairman collected three hits, including his fourth homerun of the season, while Long crushed his 10th homerun of the season and fifth in six games. Yarkowski also joined the homerun parade with his third of the year. Yarkowski had three more RBI, giving him nine on the day.
In addition to out scoring the Bald Eagles 31-3 in the two games, Pitt Johnstown also out-hit Lock Haven 36-8. The Bald Eagles are now 14-21 on the season.
Between games of the doubleheader, Head Coach Todd Williams and the Mountain Cat baseball program recognized this year's seniors...Adam Fairman, Ryan Harner (Dauphin, Pa.), Matt Hayes, Anthony Yarkowski, and Reggie Weaver (Meyersdale, Pa.). This class, the "winningest" in school history, has posted a 104-70 overall record since 2002.
Last Reviewed: April 22, 2005