Mountain Cats Drop Pair to WVIAC-Leading Seton Hill
04/06/12... (Game 1) (Game 2) WVIAC Northern Division-leading Seton Hill University opened-up a 6-0 lead in the opener and broke open a one-run game with nine runs in the sixth inning in the nightcap on its way to a 6-3 and 14-6 sweep over the Mountain Cats, Friday afternoon in Greensburg. Drew Westover (Flinton, Pa.) hit a pair of homeruns and Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) belted a solo shot for Pitt-Johnstown, which dropped to 18-15 overall and 11-7 in the WVIAC North.
In game one, Nicholas Sell's three-run home run in the third inning off of Mountain Cat starter John Fees (Carrolltown, Pa.) broke a scoreless tie, before Seton Hill added two more runs in the fourth inning to lead the Griffins to the 6-3 victory.
Nathan Pope (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) had two hits, including a double, and Jeff Campbell (Brackenridge, Pa.) drove in a pair for the Mountain Cats. Drew Ebersole (Martinsburg, Pa.) had a hit an an RBI, while Zach Vignero (Johnstown, Pa.) and Kyle Morrow (McVeytown, Pa.) accounted for the other two Pitt-Johnstown hits.
Fees tossed all six innings for Pitt-Johnstown and allowed six runs (5 earned) on six hits. Fees, who slipped to 3-3 on the year, also struck out four and walked three.
In game two, The Mountain Cats scored three first inning runs, highlighted byu solo homers by Warner and Westover, but Seton Hill answered with four in the bottom of the frame and took the lead with a run in the second. Pitt-Johnstown cut it to 5-4 in the fourth. However, Seton Hill exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game away, before hit his second home run of the day, a two run shot, to set the final at 14-6.
Westover hit two homers and drove in three, and Warner added to hits, inclulding the first inning home run. Mike Palkovitz (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) had two hits, and Vignero chipped-in a base hit and an RBI for Pitt-Johnstown.
Paul Tunink (Indiana, Pa.) fell to 2-1 after surrendering 10 runs, but just four earned runs, on 10 hits in 5.1 innings. Ryan Socol (Pittsburgh, Pa.) got the final two outs of the sixth inning, but gave up four runs on four hits.
With the sweep, Seton Hill improved to 26-7 and 18-3 in the WVIAC Northern Division.
The Mountain Cats finish the three-game WVIAC at Seton Hill University on Saturday, before hosting the University of Charleston (WV) for a pair of conference games on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Point Stadium.