BUTLER, PA – George Nahay homered twice as La Roche (14-4, 3-1) split a double-header with Pitt-Greensburg (4-4, 7-14) 11-6 (W), 7-6 (L) in an AMCC Conference game at Pullman Park.
The Redhawks needed both of Nahay's home runs to comeback from a four run deficit late in Game 1.
The Bobcats held a 4-0 lead before La Roche answered with six runs in the top of the fifth inning. Chester Kirkwood led off the inning with a single and Ed Skonieczny followed with a walk. Dustin Lalle singled both home in the next at bat to cut the lead to two runs.
Mitchell Meyers followed with a single before Girdano drove in both Lalle and Meyers. Nahay followed by going yard.
The Redhawks would add five more runs in the sixth inning included two on Nahay's second home run of the game.
Nahay went 2 for 4 with two home runs, four RBI, and 2 runs scored. Dustin Lalle finished 2 for 3 with 3 runs batted in and 2 runs scored. Brian Herb and Anthony Girdano recorded 2 RBI apiece in the win.
The Redhawks held a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh of game 2 before Pitt-Greensburg forced extra innings. Tim Devine, who came into relieve starting pitcher Jesse Bauer, allowed a run on a wild pitch before getting out of a jam.
The Redhawks scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning to take a 6-3 lead but Pitt-Greensburg answered with four of their own in the bottom half of the inning.
Jesse Bauer allowed three runs on five hits while striking out eight in seven innings. Tim Devine got the loss in relief.
Mitchell Meyers went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ed Skonieczny scored two runs and Sean Lubin added two RBI in the loss.
The Redhawks will host a double-header against Hilbert College on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00PM at John Arnold Sr. Memorial.