JOHNSTOWN, PA – La Roche Baseball (20-15, 13-3) won their second-ever AMCC Conference Regular Season Title and clinched home-field advantage in the AMCC Conference Tournament with a double-header sweep of Mt. Aloysius College (12-21-1, 7-6-1) 5-2, 9-5 on Wednesday at Point Stadium in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Tyler Ferguson pitched a gem to lead La Roche in a 5-2 Game 1 win. Ferguson recorded the win after tossing 5 2/3 innings and allowed just 2 runs (1 earned run) on 2 hits while striking out a career-high 10 batters and walking just one. Jesse Bauer threw a perfect 1 1/3 innings to register his fifth save of the season.
Sean Lubin and Dan Burns both went 2 for 4 with an RBI and scored and Shane Healey reached twice, scored twice, and stole a base. Mitchell Meyers belted his second triple of the season and Ryan Fennell drew 2 walks and scored.
La Roche used three consecutive RBI-doubles to break up a 5-5 sixth inning tie and clinch the conference championship in Game 2.
All ten Redhawk starters reached base including Dan Burns who got on base four times. Burns went 3 for 3 with a double, walk, and 2 RBI and Ryan Fennell finished with 2 singles, an RBI double, and scored a run. Adam Zimmerman and Dustin Lalle reached base three times apiece and scored twice, and Brian Tougher had an RBI-double and scored twice. Walt Hadjuk struck out 4 batters in 3 1/3 innings to record the win.
La Roche Baseball will travel to Frostburg State on Friday before heading to Marietta College to take on the defending National Champions on Sunday.