PITTSBURGH, PA – La Roche College Baseball (9-13, 5-1) split a double-header with Pitt-Greensburg (12-14, 4-4) 4-3(L), 4-2(W) in AMCC Conference action on Tuesday at John Arnold Sr. Memorial Field.
The Redhawks took advantage of a Pitt-Greensburg Game 1 error and a gem thrown by Tyler Ferguson to jump out to a 3-0 lead. Brian Tougher's double and Dan Burns' 2-run single highlighted a three run third inning, but Pitt-Greensburg put together a string of hits in the sixth inning to take the opener 4-3.
Tyler Ferguson did not allow a hit until the fifth inning and threw 5 1/3 innings while allowing 4 runs on 4 hits. Jesse Bauer completed 1 2/3 innings of work and struck out 2 batters.
Casey Zimmerman paced the Redhawks' offense with 2 hits, 2 stolen bases, a run scored, and an RBI, and Dan Burns added an RBI single. Brian Tougher scored and doubled in the loss.
Connelly went 5 2/3 innings and allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 4 batters. Walt Hadjuk retired the only batter he faced in the sixth inning and Jesse Bauer pitched the seventh inning to record the save.
La Roche College Baseball will travel to Hilbert College on Saturday for an AMCC Conference double-header against the Hawks. First-pitch is scheduled for 1:00PM.