Baseball drops pair in doubleheader action 3-2, 12-4

FT. MYERS, Fla. – The Pitt-Bradford baseball team dropped each of its games in doubleheader action on Saturday, March 15, to Gettysburg College. The Panthers were unable to capitalize on opportunities in each contest to snag more runs.

Junior Scottie Frisina started on the mound for the Panthers and went four innings, surrendering two runs, both earned, on four hits. Junior Bobby Sorokas (0-1) threw three innings of ball to finish the game. Sorokas allowed one earned run on two hits and fanned one.  

In game one, Pitt-Bradford (8-4) jumped on the board first with a single to right field from junior Joe Chittester that scored junior Eric Olivo from third.

The Bullets managed to squeeze two runs into the third inning that began with a leadoff single to left field. A double on the next pitch advanced the runner to third and the ensuing pitch drove the first run home. A sacrifice fly to record the second out drove in the go-ahead run.

The Panthers bounced back in the fourth to tie the game. Junior Kody Johnston doubled to left field to put the tying run on with no outs. Freshman Troy Glendenning’s single down the left field line two batters later scored Johnston and tied the contest.

The Bullets found the gap in the fifth to bring the go-ahead run across yet again. This time, the score would stick as the Panthers were unable to score the tying run.

In game two, freshman Adam Mellott started on the hill for Pitt-Bradford and threw two innings of work. Mellott gave up three runs, two earned, on five hits. Junior Mike Para came on in relief in the third and pitched 1.2 innings giving up six runs, three earned, on four hits.

Next, it was junior Bill Emerick on the mound for Pitt-Bradford. Emerick pitched 1.1 innings and gave up only two hits. He walked one and struck out one. Junior Corey Hites finished the game for the Panthers on the mound. Hites threw one inning, giving up three runs and five hits.

Pitt-Bradford’s Ethan Showers gave the Panthers the only runs it would collect on a grand slam to go up 4-0 early in the contest.

Gettysburg scored three runs in the first two innings off Mellott to cut the lead to one. Para’s afternoon started with a three up, three down third inning. In the fourth, the Bullets found their bats again and scored six runs to take the lead.

Gettysburg tacked on three more runs in the late innings to give the game its final score.