The Pitt-Bradford baseball team dominated defensively in a
1-0 defeat of Muskingum University on Tuesday, March 11. Senior pitcher Greg
Taylor pitched a complete game shutout to earn the victory.
Taylor (2-0) snagged his second win of the season by giving up
six hits and striking out four at the plate.
Pitt-Bradford (5-1) used junior Kody Johnston’s 1-for-3
afternoon to assist with the win. Johnston tallied a walk and a single to boost
the Panthers’ offensive efforts.
Both Taylor and Muskingum’s Bryce Curry entered a pitching
duel from the first inning. Curry only allowed four hits and surrendered the
only run of the game. He struck out two.
The duel lasted until the bottom of the eighth. At that
time, Pitt-Bradford’s Sam Gardner was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. A
sacrifice bunt from junior Bobby Sorokas advanced Gardner to second with one
With two outs, junior Joe Chittester reached on a fielding
error by Muskingum’s second baseman. The error allowed Gardner to cross the
plate with the unearned run and give the Panthers the cushion they needed to
secure the victory.
Taylor headed to the hill in the ninth where he struck out
the final two batters swinging to complete the shutout.
Pitt-Bradford is back on the diamond on Wednesday, March 12.
The Panthers face off with Finlandia College in a doubleheader with the first
pitch slated for 10 a.m.