PITTSBURGH, PA – The La Roche baseball team won their eleventh straight and improved to a perfect 10-0 in the AMCC. The Redhawks reached twenty wins for the eighth straight season after defeating Pitt-Bradford 6-5, 7-0.
A two-run homer and an RBI allowed Pitt-Bradford to jump ahead 3-0 in the top of the first. It did not take long for the Redhawks to answer as they tallied five runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Jonathan Spina led off with a single and Corey Lazor walked to put runners on first and second. Pitt-Bradford followed with two straight strikeouts before Joe Professori got hit to load the bases. The Redhawks followed with three straight 2-out hits. Ian Velez and Mitchel Yard provided RBI singles while Shane Roebuck roped a run-scoring double into left field.
The Panthers kept things alive in the top of the second with a 2-out double. They then cut the lead to one with an RBI-double in the next at bat.
Starting pitcher Regis Sauer followed with two hitless frames and Professori gave him a two run cushion with an RBI single in the fifth.
Pitt-Bradford scored an unearned run in the seventh but Sauer got a groundout to short to end the game.
Sauer tossed all seven innings allowing three earned runs on six hits.
Starting pitcher Nick Tunstall stranded a runner at second in the top of the first and the Redhawks scored three in the bottom of the inning.
Spina and Lazor both reached and Spina scored on a Luis Navedo RBI single. Lazor and Navedo moved up into scoring position on a balk and a passed ball allowed Lazor to advance home. Navedo scored the Redhawks' third run on an error.
Two straight triples to the right field wall allowed the Redhawks to take a 5-0 lead in the third. Lazor led off the inning with a triple and then scored as Navedo trotted into third. Tunstall went five scoreless innings and allowed just two hits.
La Roche added two more in the seventh. Navedo scored again, this time on a David Lemley RBI double. Lemley crossed home on a Professori run-scoring triple.
Navedo went 3 for 3 with 3 runs and 2 RBIs. Lemley hit in a pair and Lazor scored twice.