WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford baseball team (4-9) split a doubleheader at Penn College (5-9) on Saturday afternoon at Bowman Field.
The Panthers won game one, 3-0, but then dropped game two, 3-0.
Austin Parent led the Panther's offense, going 1-3 with a two-run homer. Jay Clinger followed with two hits and an RBI while Brock Blovsky, Pat James, Jean Turber and Jacob Rivers added one hit each in the victory.
Ryan Northcott had another strong outing on the mound, tossing four shutout innings while allowing just three hits and striking out six to improve to 1-3 on the year. Matt Hogue picked up the save, allowing just two hits and striking out two over the final three innings.
Parent broke a scoreless tie with a two-run blast to left field in the top of the second inning.
Clinger then extended the Panther's lead to 3-0 with an RBI single in the top of the fifth.
Northcott and Hogue continued to mow down the Wildcats and the Panthers hung on for the 3-0 victory in the opener.
The Wildcats used timely hitting and a strong pitching performance to take the nightcap.
Aaron Palmer held the Panthers to just two hits to earn the complete game (7 innings) shutout victory on the mound. The southpaw struck out five and walked one to improve to 2-0 on the year. Taylor Vandegrift and Connor Doherty drove in one run each to pace the Wildcats' offense.
Jay Clinger and Keagen Goodliff had the Panther's only two hits while Austin Parent added a walk in the loss.
Justin Beimel had a strong outing despite, taking the loss. The right-hander went five innings, allowing just two earned runs on six hits. He struck out one and walked one. Abe Frech added a scoreless inning out of the bullpen.
Penn College got the only run they needed on an error in the bottom of the first. However, they added two insurance runs in the fourth on RBI singles by Vandegrift and Doherty to take the 3-0 victory.
The Panthers begin Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play Wednesday with a doubleheader against Hilbert at Houghton, beginning at noon.