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.