CRESSON, PA -- La Roche Baseball clinched the AMCC Regular Season Championship and home field advantage in the AMCC Tournament after sweeping Mt. Aloysius College 17-2, 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon. The win is their 12th in a row.
Mt. Aloysius took a 1-0 lead after one inning of play but the Redhawks answered with 6 in the second and 5 more in the third to take control of the contest. John Watson started the scoring with a two out single and crossed home plate on a hit by Matt Sabatini. Luis Navedo and Brian Tougher provided 2-RBI hits in the inning and Franzee Barlamas had an RBI on an error. Sabatini hit in two in the third inning and Navedo, Watson, and Tougher hit in one each.
The Mounties got one back in the bottom of the third but La Roche scored one in the fourth, four in the fifth, and one in the seventh to cruise in the win. The four run fifth inning was highlighted by Colin Williamson's third home run of the season.
Game 2 starting pitcher Tyler Ferguson struck out a career-high 12 batters to earn the 11-2 victory.
Tougher belted a 3-run homer in the seventh inning while Barlamas and Girdano had 2-run hits.
Tougher finished with 4 hits, 4 RBI, and scored twice and Barlamas hit in three. Navedo, Watson, and Podvasnik all scored twice and Girdano had 2 RBI.
Ferguson threw his second complete game of the season giving up just one earned run and four hits while striking out twelve.
La Roche Baseball will travel to Frostburg before returning to campus on Saturday against D'Youville. The Redhawks will host the AMCC Tournament the weekend of May 10.