University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
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vs. Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University - 04/06/13

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Mountain Cats Split Pair With Wheeling Jesuit
     04/06/13... (Game 1) (Game 2) Mike Palkovitz (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) belted a two-run homer and Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) added two RBIs to guide the Mountain Cats to a 5-3 win over Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University in Saturday's WVIAC Northern Division opener at Point Stadium.  The Cardinals came back with a 4-2 victory in the nichtcap.  Pitt-Johnstown is now 17-12 overall and 8-9 in conference-play.
     In game one, Palkovitz hit a two-run homer in the first inning, before Warner's single in the second plated two more to give Pitt-Johnstown an early 4-0 lead in the 5-3 win.
     Palkovitz had two hits and three RBI, while Warner collected a pair of base hits and drove in two.
     John Fees (Carrolltown, Pa.) held Wheeling Jesuit scoreless for six innings, before allowing three runs (1 earned) in the seventh.  Fees, who evened his record at 3-3, gave up five hits and fanned five.  Ryan Socol (Pittsburgh, Pa.) came in with runners on-base and no outs in the seventh and retired the next three batters to pick-up his second save.
     In the second game, the Cardinals scored three runs in the second inning off of Pitt-Johnstown starter Derek Younker (Big Cove Tannery, Pa.) and made them hold up in the 4-2 win.
     Kyle Morrow (McVeytown, Pa.) went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Palkovitz added two more hits.  Nate Pope (Hollidaysburg, Pa.) accounted for the Mountain Cats' other run with a RBI double in the sixth.
     Younker pitched a complete-game but suffered the loss and fell to 4-4 after surrendering four runs on 12 hits.  He also struck out four and didn't allow a walk.
     With the split, the Cardinals are now 9-20 overall and 6-12 in the WVIAC North.    
     The Mountain Cats wrap-up a three-game WVIAC Northern Division series against Wheeling Jesuit (WV) University with a single game on Sunday, before hosting a conference doubleheader against Concord (WV) University on Tuesday.  All games are scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at Point Stadium.