Fredonia State sweeps Pitt-Bradford baseball

Fredonia State swept the Pitt-Bradford baseball team Saturday in a non-conference doubleheader. The Blue Devils cruised to a 14-5 win in game one and held on in the nightcap for an 8-6 victory.

Fredonia scored in each of the first three innings in the opening game, building a 9-0 lead. The Blue Devils hit a three-run home run in the third and a grand slam in the sixth. They had 11 hits in all. Pitt-Bradford failed to record a hit until the fourth inning, and no player produced a run-scoring hit.

Starter Aaron Jackson lasted just three innings, allowing seven runs on six hits. He walked four and struck out two. Jake Potter accounted for two of the team's five hits, and he scored twice.

The Panthers trailed 4-0 in game two before scoring three in the fourth to pull within one.

Ethan Showers had a RBI single in the frame, and Chris Kemp walked with the base loaded to drive in another run. An error accounted for the third run in the inning.

The momentum was short-lived though as Fredonia responded with three runs in its half of the fourth. Pitt-Bradford trimmed the lead to 7-5 in the fifth on a RBI single by Derek Smith and Showers' sacrifice fly.

The Blue Devils added another tally in the fifth to stretch their lead to 8-5. Johnny Phelps drove in a run in the seventh, but with two on, Showers and Scottie Frisina struck out in consecutive at bats to end the game.

Talas Mahon took the loss, surrendering four runs, three earned, in 2.2 innings pitched. He gave up five hits, walked four and struck out two. Fredonia pounded out another 10 hits to finish with 21 total on the day.

Pitt-Bradford drops to 6-8 on the season and will host Penn State Behrend Sunday at 1 p.m.