Bill Emerick's two-out, bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Pitt-Bradford baseball team a 7-6 win over St. John Fisher Monday.
The Panthers had squandered a 5-4 lead in the previous inning. The Cardinals scored a pair of two-out runs to go ahead 6-5 only to see Pat James force extras with a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the ninth.
Corey Hites, who blew the save in the ninth and eventually earned the win, pitched a 1-2-3 frame in the 10th, setting the stage for Emerick's heroics. Derek Smith and Ethan Lear both singled with two outs, and Ethan Showers walked to load the bases.
Emerick fell behind 0-2, but worked the count full, and Jordan Doroshenko's eighth pitch of the at bat missed on the inside corner for ball four, scoring Smith from third.
It capped a big day at the plate for Emerick, who was 4-5 with three RBIs and a run scored. The Panthers finished with 17 hits in all. Jason Burkes was 3-6 with two runs scored, and Smith and Lear collected two hits apiece. Smith and Jake Potter both recorded a RBI.
Bobby Sorokas was effective on the mound, tossing eight innings of four-run ball. He yielded eight hits, walked one and struck out two.
Pitt-Bradford fell behind 2-0 after the top of the first, but answered with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning. The Panthers tied it in the third and went ahead 3-2 in the 6th. They eventually scored a run in each of the last five innings.
Pitt-Bradford improves to 15-19 and will wrap up its season Tuesday at Houghton.