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at Shepherd (WV) University - 02/26/12

ATH12_031_WestoverD_TBaseball Drops Doubleheader at Shepherd
     02/26/12... (Game 1) (Game 2) Shepherd (WV) University earned 9-7 and 10-0 victories to sweep a non-conference doubleheader from the Mountain Cat baseball team on Sunday in Shepherdstown, W.Va.  Pitt-Johnstown, which dropped all three games in the weekend series, got Drew Westover's (Flinton, Pa.) third homerun of the season in the opener.  The Mountain Cats slipped to 2-3.
     In game one, Shepherd scored three runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to open-up a 9-3 lead, before holding on for the 9-7 victory.
     Westover went 3-for-4 with a homerun, a double and two RBI to lead Pitt-Johnstown.  Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) had two hits, and Andy Ebersole (Martinsburg, Pa.) drove in two.
     John Fees (Carrolltown, Pa.) took the loss for the Mountain Cats and slipped to 0-1 after allowing six earned runs on seven hits in 3.1 innings.  Joe Novotny (Johnstown, Pa.) pitched the final 2.2 innings and gave up three runs.
     Trevor Appleby got the win and improved to 2-1 for the Rams.  Appleby held Pitt-Johnstown to four runs (2 earned) on five hits in five innings.  Nathan Minnich had four hits and two RBI, and Chad Murphy added three hits and three RBI for Shepherd.
     In the nightcap, the Rams used an eight-run fifth inning to break open a 2-0 game on their way to a 10-0 win.
     The Mountain Cats were held to just three hits, one apiece by Kyle Morrow (McVeytown, Pa.), Brett Marabito (Seward, Pa.), and Mike Palkovitz (Mechanicsburg, Pa.).
     Pitt-Johnstown freshman right-hander Elliott Chamberlain (Six Mile Run, Pa.) surrendered just two runs on three hits in four innings of work, but suffered the loss to drop to 0-1.
     Aaron Scoville had two hits and drove in two, while Brandon Coffey had a pair of hits, and Ryan Messina had two RBI for Shepherd.  Coffey also got the victory on the mound to even his record at 1-1.  Coffee gave up just two hits and didn't allow a run in five innings.
     With the sweep, Shepherd improved to 4-4.
     The Mountain Cats travel to Fort Pierce, FL for the annual Spring Trip from March 4-9, before returning home to host a WVIAC doubleheader against West Virginia State University on March 13 at the Point Stadium.