Baseball captures one more win ahead of canceled season

Written By Allison Schubert

The baseball team was able to fit one last game ahead of the remainder of the season being canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Pioneers traveled to close-by Chatham in Munhall, Pa. for a non-conference game against the Cougars.

Sophomore Easton Klein started on the mound for the Pioneers, giving up three runs in 4.2 innings pitched. 

Point Park entered the top of the third trailing 1-0, but two walks set up the top of the order for the Pioneers. Senior Antonio Carrillo and sophomore Danilo Leon notched back-to-back doubles that put the Pioneers up 3-1.

The Cougars evened things up in the bottom half of the inning.

Junior Jonathan Pacheco came in relief in the fifth inning to pitch 3.1 scoreless innings. 

Point Park’s offense lit up the top of the seventh, when the Carrillo-Leon duo went back-to-back yet again: this time, with a pair of triples. 

Junior Carlos Sanchez hit Leon home with an RBI base hit right after to make the score 5-3.

Pacheco struck out four and walked one.

The Pioneers tallied one more run in the ninth, and senior Ryan Huber finished the game with his third save of the season.

Carrillo and Leon led the way for Point Park, both going 2-for-5 at the top of the order. The duo combined for four of the team’s five RBI.

The Pioneers finished up the 2020 season 10-3 overall and 4-2 in River States Conference play. 

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Monday afternoon that “all student-athletes that participate in a spring sport will not be charged a season of eligibility… and any student-athlete fitting said criteria will be awarded two additional semester terms of attendance or the equivalent.”