Baseball defeats Juniata 7-2

New Market, VA – The Pitt-Bradford baseball team defeated Juniata College, 7-2, in game one of a doubleheader on Sunday, March 2. The second game was postponed due to severe weather in the area.

Junior Joe Chittester paved the way for the Panthers’ victory with a 2-for-3 day at the plate. Chittester tallied four RBI on the afternoon.

Senior Greg Taylor (1-0) received the nod from head coach Bret Butler, and was on the mound for Pitt-Bradford (2-1, 0-0). Taylor pitched six innings and gave up two earned runs on five hits. He registered seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 scoreless innings.

Sophomore Chris Kemp headed to the hill to close out the game. Kemp went three up, three down in the final inning with one strikeout to seal the victory for the Panthers.

Juniata had back-to-back errors to start the game that gave Pitt-Bradford its first two runs. Chittester hit a sacrifice fly in the third inning that brought another runner across the plate, giving the Panthers a 3-0 lead.

Pitt-Bradford put together a solid performance in the fourth inning, scoring four runs. Kyle Mann reached on a fielding error and Chittester laced a two-run single to make it 6-0.

With two outs in the sixth, Juniata crossed the plate twice to get on the scoreboard.

In the Panthers next at-bat, Chittester was at it again, this time with another RBI single. Kemp’s solid closing performance on the mound sent the Panthers home with the win.

Pitt-Bradford returns to New Market, VA on Saturday, March 8, for a doubleheader against SUNY Canton. First pitch is slated for noon.