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Baseball claims two RSC wins

Team sits in a 3-way tie for second place

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Baseball claims two RSC wins

Senior Felix Castillo tosses a pitch in a 2018 match up. Castillo took a loss in game two of a three game series last weekend while lasting 4.2 innings and giving up 5 earned runs. On the year, Castillo has a 2 and one record.

Senior Felix Castillo tosses a pitch in a 2018 match up. Castillo took a loss in game two of a three game series last weekend while lasting 4.2 innings and giving up 5 earned runs. On the year, Castillo has a 2 and one record.

Photo by Robert Berger

Senior Felix Castillo tosses a pitch in a 2018 match up. Castillo took a loss in game two of a three game series last weekend while lasting 4.2 innings and giving up 5 earned runs. On the year, Castillo has a 2 and one record.

Photo by Robert Berger

Photo by Robert Berger

Senior Felix Castillo tosses a pitch in a 2018 match up. Castillo took a loss in game two of a three game series last weekend while lasting 4.2 innings and giving up 5 earned runs. On the year, Castillo has a 2 and one record.

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

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This past weekend, the baseball team took 2 of 3 games while facing Midway University on the road, improving their conference record to 6-3 on the year.

Point Park kicked off the series with a 9-6 victory over the Eagles in a nine inning contest. Junior Tyler Dobie came through with a pinch-hit three-run home  run late in the game to help the Pioneers to the win.

Heading into the top of the eighth, the Pioneers were tied 6-6 with Midway. Sophomore Ed Pfluger lead the inning off with a single through short which was followed up with sophomore Alejandro Pelaez being hit by a pitch. Pinch hitting for junior Julio Creazzola was Dobie with a shot over the left field fence on a 2-0 count. This secured the final score of 9-6.

Point Park opened up scoring in the second inning by putting two runs on the board. Senior Jake Forgrave was the first to cross the plate, who originally reached base on a lead-off walk. Pfluger put the second run up after a single off the bat of junior Cole Horew.

Midway answered back with a run in the bottom half of the second, but Point Park answered back quickly with three more in the top of the fourth off of three hits.

Midway’s biggest inning came in the fifth, after scoring five runs and at tying the game up at 6. The Pioneers gave up five hits and one walk in the inning.

Senior Felix Castillo started for Point Park and lasted 4.2 innings after giving up five earned runs on eight hits. Sophomore Ryan Huber finished the game and only allowed one hit through 4.1 innings. Both pitchers each struck out 4 batters through the game.

The teams ended the series with a doubleheader Saturday afternoon which Point Park split with the Eagles.

Game one took 12 innings, and Point Park fell after a walk-off home run from Midway’s Haden Fox.

Horew started on the mound for Point Park and gave up two early runs in the first. The second however being unearned after a fielding error at second base.

The next runs wouldn’t come until the sixth inning when Point Park would get on the board with a three run inning. All three runs came from Pfluger who hit a three-run home run to center field on a 2-1 count.

Taking a 3-2 lead into the seventh inning, Junior Marco Quintanar attempted to close out the game but gave up one run off a double to deep right-center.

Point Park was held scoreless the remainder of the game, and Midway ended the game on a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the 12th inning.

Concluding the series, Point Park left Versailles, KY with a 9-2 win against the Eagles.

Through the contest, the Point Park offense posted 14 hits on the scoreboard to guide the way to their victory.

Midway scored early taking a 1-0 lead to the third inning, but Point Park broke scoring open in the third inning. The team batted around the order and managed seven runs on seven hits.

Point Park would go on to score once in the sixth and seventh innings to seal the deal.

Senior Nick Bucci started on the hill and lasted 5.2 innings. Bucci allowed no earned-runs and only gave up four hits to the Eagles. Quintanar finished out the final 1.2 innings while not allowing a single base runner. 

Last week, Point Park also played a non-conference contest against Seton Hill which the team dropped 7-3.

Seton Hill took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning, and Point Park responded fast with three runs of their own in the top of the fifth. Seton Hill however scored three more in the seventh inning and twice in the seventh to secure their 7-2 victory.

After taking on Washington and Jefferson in a non-conference doubleheader this week, the baseball team will resume conference play in their home opening series Friday and Saturday against Indiana University Southeast.

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