Panthers Baseball Set For Weekend AMCC Road Trip

Panthers Baseball Set For Weekend AMCC Road Trip

BRADFORD, Pa. -- The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hit the road for a pair of Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference doubleheaders, first stopping at Pitt-Greensburg Saturday before heading to Mount Aloysius Sunday.

The Panthers are coming off a sweep of Hilbert Wednesday, leveling their AMCC record to 2-2 and overall park to 8-8.

Ryan Boyer delivered his second complete game of the season in game one, tossing all seven innings while striking out 10 -- his second double-figure strikeout tally of the season. 

To aid Boyer's effort on the mound, Jay Clinger delivered an RBI and a double. Jason Lucarelli also drove in a run.

In game two, Dalton Renn delivered his fourth home run and Austin Parent drove his first homer of the season as the Panther offense put up 12 runs on 15 hits. Parent worked three hits, while Renn and Tim Brown drove in three runs apiece.

Of the Panthers' eight wins, six have come scoring 10 or more runs.

Parent leads the team with a .407 batting average and .661 slugging percentage while sharing the team lead with 17 RBIs and 19 runs scored.

Tyler Hoops is second with .397 batting average, and Sawyer Packard shares the team lead with Parent in runs scored while also sitting in fifth in the AMCC with eight stolen bases.

Brown, Parent, Packard and Renn all have 17 RBIs to lead the core of the Panthers' run production.

On the mound, Boyer and Andrew Bacha picked up the victories Wednesday.

Boyer is second in the AMCC with 45 strikeouts and third with a 2.60 ERA.

Both the doubleheaders at Pitt-Greensburg Saturday and Mount Aloysius Sunday will begin at 1 p.m.

Pitt-Greensburg is off to a hot start in its conference slate, holding a 5-1 mark tied for first place with La Roche. Reno Rainey leads the AMCC with a .500 batting average and 38 hits and .855 slugging percentage. His 25 RBIs are second most in the AMCC, and Tyler Holland (24) and Mike Parlak (22) follow him respectively on the conference RBI ranking.

Mount Aloysius owns a 2-2 record in AMCC games heading into the weekend. Matt McCourt has hit five home runs while driving in 18 runs and hitting .400. His .785 slugging percentage is second-best in the conference.