PITTSBURGH, PA – La Roche Baseball (13-14, 8-2) used a 10-run inning to sweep D'Youville College (4-19, 2-8) in a double-header 16-2, 5-1in AMCC Conference play on Saturday at John Arnold Sr. Memorial Field. The 10-run inning was highlighted by an RBI-triple from Mitchell Meyers.
Brian Tougher extended his hit-streak to 17 games and went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBI, and scored twice as the Redhawks won Game one 16-2. Matt Sabatini and Dustin Lalle both went 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs and Mitchell Meyers recorded a two-RBI triple.
James Connelly (4-0) recorded the win to move into third-place on La Roche's all-time wins list. He threw 6 strong innings and allowed just 2 runs on 7 hits while striking out 4 batters and walking only one. JJ Tougher threw a scoreless inning of relief to lower his ERA to 2.35.
Casey Zimmerman doubled and scored to break up a 1-1 tie and help guide the Redhawks to a 5-1 Game 2 win. Sean Lubin went 2 for 4 with 2 runs and 2 stolen bases and Dustin Lalle reached twice and stole home.
Starting pitcher Reed Tomlinson was dominant allowing just 1 run on 2 hits while striking out a season-high 8 batters. He recorded his third win of the season and lowered his ERA to 3.25. Walt Hadjuk and Jesse Bauer combined for two perfect innings of relief.
La Roche Baseball will travel to Penn State Altoona on Tuesday, April 17 for a double-header. The defending AMCC Conference Champions are coming off a double-header split with Pitt-Greensburg.