PITTSBURGH, PA – La Roche Baseball scored six runs over the final two innings of Game 2 to earn a double-header split with Washington & Jefferson. The Redhawks dropped Game One 4-1 before comeback in Game Two 7-5.
Washington & Jefferson stole home in the first to take a 1-0 lead but Colin Feikles tied it up with a solo shot over the left field fence. The Presidents regained the lead in the fourth with two runs and they added another in the sixth.
In Game 2, starting pitcher David Lemley threw four scoreless innings and got out of a bases loaded jam in the third. Washington & Jefferson got on the board with four runs in the fifth inning but the Redhawks tied it in the bottom of the inning. Franzee Barlamas and Luis Navedo both had RBI doubles while Navedo, Colin Williamson and Cory Podvasnik scored runs.
The Presidents added a solo shot in the sixth but Barlamas gunned a runner out at the plate to limit the damage. La Roche took advantage in the bottom of the inning with a Navedo RBI triple to deep right-centerfield. Brian Tougher followed with a game-winning 2-run single up the middle for a 7-5 lead and Regis Sauers got a groundout to third base to preserve the victory.
Navedo went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI, 2 runs, a triple and a double. Barlamas and Tougher each got on base three times and hit in two while Podvasnik reached base four times and score twice.
The Redhawks will travel to Mt. Union tomorrow for a non-conference 9-inning game.