Taylor dominates in 1-0 shutout over Muskingum

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 out.

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.