St. Lawrence roughed up the Pitt-Bradford baseball team early Wednesday morning, blanking the Panthers 16-0 in the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Fort Meyers, Fla. It was the team's fifth straight loss to open the season.
Pitt-Bradford, which dropped doubleheaders to Haverford and Kenyon to start the week, managed just five hits after falling into an early 4-0 hole. St. Lawrence scored in every inning but the ninth and pounded out six extra base hits. The Panthers committed a season-high six errors to fuel the rout.
Starter Jon Meyer suffered the loss after failing to pitch out of the first inning. He allowed four runs on two hits and faced just six batters.
On Monday, Haverford swept Pitt-Bradford by scores of 4-3 and 13-8 in the team's season opener.
Derek Smith provided the bulk of the offense in game one, connecting for a two-run home in the sixth inning. That followed a Michael Pascarella RBI single and cut the Fords' lead to 4-3. The Panthers led off the seventh with a base hit, but the next three batters were retired in order to end the game.
Aaron Cressley surrendered four runs, three earned, on nine hits in 5.1 innings in a losing effort. He walked two and struck out six.
In game two, the Panthers squandered a 7-2 lead, giving up five runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to fall 13-8.
William Emerick took the loss, giving up four runs on four hits in a third of an inning. Ethan Showers, Scottie Frisina and Pascarella paced the offense with two RBIs apiece.
On Tuesday, Kenyon shutout Pitt-Bradford 10-0 and scored three runs in the seventh inning of game two to pull away for a 5-2 win.
The Panthers mustered just one hit in the opening game, a leadoff single by Emerick in the third. By that point, the Lords led 7-0, touching up starter Johnny Phelps for six runs in just an inning of work.
In the nightcap, Showers evened the score at two runs apiece with a RBI base hit in the sixth inning. The Panthers stranded a pair of runners in their half of the seventh, and Kenyon pushed ahead on two run-scoring singles and a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the frame.
Taylor English was the losing pitcher, allowing three runs all three runs in the seventh, wasting a solid start by Zach Bican. Bican scattered two runs over six innings on five hits while striking out three.
Pitt-Bradford returns to action Saturday when it plays Bethel (Minn.).