PITTSBURGH, PA – Cody Scruggs capped an incredible comeback with a walk-off grand slam to give the Redhawks a pair of AMCC opening wins (4-0, 8-4) over Mt. Aloysius. Tanner Wilt and Regis Sauers both pitched complete games in the Redhawk sweep.
Starting pitcher Tanner Wilt threw a complete game shutout as the Redhawks earned a 4-0 victory. Wilt ran into trouble in the first but came up big with a strikeout and groundout ending the threat. The Redhawks' offense gave Wilt a boost in the bottom half of the inning to give the home squad a 3-0 lead. Ben Herstine provided a sacrifice fly and David Lemley hit a two-run double to the centerfield wall.
La Roche extended the lead to 4-0 after loading the bases in the fourth inning. Shane Roebuck doubled to lead off the fourth with Ian Velez and Luis Navedo drawing back-to-back walks. Joe Professori then drew a 3-2 bases loaded walk.
Wilt was tremendous in the complete game shutout victory. He allowed just seven base runners and three hits while striking out ten in six innings.
Cody Scruggs's walk-off grand slam over the left-centerfield fence helped the Redhawks earn the sweep.
Mt. Aloysius scored a run in the first inning and two more on a double off the wall in the third. La Roche got two back in the bottom of the third when Herstine doubled down the left field line to score Navedo and Professori.
Lemley tied it in the sixth inning with a solo blast deep over the Redhawk wall and Herstine followed in the seventh with a home run into the trees in left. Mt. Aloysius responded in the eighth with a solo shot but the script could not have been written any better for the senior Cody Scruggs. Scruggs, pinch hitting in the bottom of the ninth, hit a 1-1 pitch over the left-centerfield wall for a walk-off grand slam.
Scruggs and Herstine each hit in three while Lemley scored twice. Starting pitcher Regis Sauers went the distance allowing just two earned runs (four runs) over nine innings of work.