No. 19 Point Park splits two games at Shawnee St.
March 11, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- No. 19 Point Park settled for a doubleheader split at non-conference Shawnee State on Tuesday with an 8-0 win in Game 2 behind Jake Horew's shutout. But the Pioneers left 16 on base to lose Game 1, 7-6, in 10 innings.
Mateo named KIAC Pitcher of the Week for 1-hitter
March 10, 2014 at 9:15 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- No. 19 Point Park got the KIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week award for the second time in a row with sophomore right-hander Alex Mateo throwing a 1-hitter with 10 strikeouts and one walk March 7 versus Viterbo.
@PPUbaseball Home Opener Postponed March 11
March 10, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park's baseball home opener March 11 versus Clarion has been postponed due to weather. The No. 19 Pioneers will instead travel to Shawnee State at day earlier for a Tuesday, March 11 DH at 12 p.m.
2014 SCHEDULE / LIVE STATS
No. 19 Point Park goes 3-0 on final day in Florida
March 8, 2014
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- No. 19 Point Park went an impressive 3-0 on Friday, its final day of the Florida trip. The Pioneers beat Findlay in a doubleheader, 11-6 (14) and 5-1 and then beat Viterbo, 3-0, to go 8-2 on the week.
Point Park splits two games on Day 3 on Florida trip
March 3, 2014
LAKE MYRTLE, Pa. -- Winning pitcher Jon Corcoran allowed only one run on two hits in five innings to help No. 19 Point Park to a 3-1 win over Evangel (Mo.) on Monday. The Pioneers (5-6) lost earlier in the day, 10-6, versus Cornerstone.
Cattapan, Perdomo sweep KIAC Baseball awards
March 3, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park catcher/DH Tyler Cattapan and right-handed pitcher Manny Perdomo swept the KIAC Baseball Player and Pitcher of the Week awards in the first week of the season. The duo won the awards for Feb. 24-March 2.
No. 19 Pioneers win 1 of 2 games versus Madonna
March 2, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Point Park's starting pitchers did not give up an earned run in either game, but the Pioneers had to settle for a split with Madonna. Point Park won the first game, 5-0, but committed four errors to lose, 6-4, in extras.
No. 19 Point Park takes two from (RV) Davenport
March 2, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. ET
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- No. 19 Point Park beat (RV) Davenport (Mich.), 5-0 and 6-4, in an NAIA doubleheader on Saturday, March 1, the first day of a week-long Florida trip for the Pioneers (3-4). Point Park will play 12 games on the trip in all.
Baseball at WV Tech is PPD Feb. 24, Make-up TBA
Feb. 24, 2014
MONTGOMERY, W.Va. -- Point Park baseball at WV Tech on Monday, Feb. 24 has been postponed due to snow. The make-up date is TBA. The Pioneers' next games are March 1-7 at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.
No. 8 TWC pulls away from No. 19 PPU late in win
Feb. 23, 2014
ATHENS, Tenn. -- No. 8 Tennessee Wesleyan scored a combined 10 runs in its last two at bats to pull away from No. 19 Point Park in an NAIA Baseball Top 25 matchup and won, 13-2. Point Park was down 3-0 before TWC got to the PPU bullpen.
Pioneers drop two games to end series at Bryan
Feb. 22, 2014
DAYTON, Tenn. -- The fifth inning turned the tide in favor of Bryan (Tenn.) in both games of a doubleheader on Saturday as the host Lions beat visiting Point Park, 6-2 and 5-4. Point Park is now 1-3 after its season-opening series.
Point Park splits DH at Bryan (TN) to open season
Feb. 21, 2014
DAYTON, Tenn. -- Manny Perdomo threw a complete-game four-hitter and Tom Birko homered and had two RBIs in No. 19 Point Park's 4-2 win over Bryan in the season opener. The Pioneers (1-1) lost the second game of the day, 8-6.
@PPUBaseball Season Outlook & Coach Interview
Feb. 20, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
PITTSBURGH -- The Point Park baseball season openers Feb. 21-22 with a four-game series at Bryan (Tenn.). Download the @PPUBaseball Season Outlook, Quick Facts & Head Coach Loren Torres Interview for preseason info.
SEASON OUTLOOK / QUICK FACTS
Baseball game at Cal U postponed due to snow
Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. ET
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- No. 19 Point Park has had its scheduled season opener at California (Pa.) postponed due to snow. No make-up date yet. The Pioneers will now have as their season opener the series at Bryan (Tenn.) starting Friday.
UPDATE: Series at Virginia Intermont postponed
Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. ET
BRISTOL, Va. -- Point Park's season-opening series at Virginia Intermont has been postponed due to snow in Bristol, Va. No games on Sunday or Monday as scheduled. The 4-game series will be rescheduled for late April. Point Park's season opener is now Feb. 19 at Cal U (2 pm) at Consol Energy Park.
Pioneers picked #1 in KIAC Baseball Preseason Poll
Feb. 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park has been picked No.1 in the KIAC Baseball Preseason Coaches' Poll released Feb. 5. The Pioneers, 39-16 last year, got five of six first-place votes and are the defending KIAC Tournament champions.
#19 Point Park finalizes Roster & Schedule for 2014
Jan. 31, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- No. 19-ranked Point Park baseball has finalized its roster and schedule for the 2014 season. The roster includes 23 players -- 11 of which are returning letter winners -- the schedule was recently finalized.
Point Park #19 in NAIA Baseball Preseason Top 25
Nov. 12, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park is ranked No. 19 in the NAIA Baseball Coaches' Preseason Top 25 released Tuesday (Nov. 12) by the NAIA. The Pioneers were 39-16 overall, 14-6 last year, when they ended the year ranked No. 23.
3B Crowell named NAIA Preseason All-American
Nov. 4, 2013 at 10:30 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Point Park junior 3B Jordan Crowell has been named to the 2014 NAIA Baseball Preseason All-American Team, as announced by the NAIA Baseball Coaches' Association's All-American Committee.
Point Park alum Kelly up for "Heart & Hustle" Award
Nov. 4, 2013 at 11:45 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park baseball alum Don Kelly of the Detroit Tigers is one of 30 players up for the MLBPAA's "Heart & Hustle Award" given to the player who embodies the spirit of the game. Vote for Don online. Fan Voting ends Nov. 8.
Alum Kelly named postseason X-factor by MLB.com
Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University baseball alum Don Kelly has been named by MLB.com as an postseason X-factor in a story published Sept. 26, 2013. Kelly is in the MLB postseason for the third year with the Tigers.
Point Park baseball 2013-14 recruits announced
Aug. 6, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University baseball's 2013-14 recruiting class has been announced featuring nine transfers and 13 freshmen. The Pioneers have been ranked in the NAIA Top 25 the last three seasons.
Point Park wins 2012-13 KIAC Commissioner's Cup
May 15, 2013
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park athletics claimed the KIAC Commissioner's All-Sports Cup as the best overall athletic department in the KIAC for 2012-13. The baseball team did its part by winning the KIAC tournament title.
Point Park ends year No. 23 in NAIA Top 25 Poll
June 5, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- NAIA batting champion Point Park University has ended the year ranked No. 23 in the NAIA Baeball Coaches' Postseason Top 25 Poll released on June 5. The Pioneers were 39-16 and won the KIAC Tournament.
Crowell named NAIA Baseball H.M. All-American
June 3, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- NAIA batting champion Jordan Crowell (.441), a third baseman from Point Park University, has been named NAIA Baseball Honorable-Mention All-American. Crowell is a sophomore from Milford, OH.
Kelly continues to represent Point Park in majors
May 30, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park alum Don Kelly continues to represent his alma mater in the Major Leagues as a member of the Detroit Tigers. PPU student Zachary Weiss caught up with Kelly when the Tigers played at the Pirates.
McDuffee, Birko are Capital One Acad. All-America
May 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park had two players named to the prestigious Capital One (R) Academic All-America College Division Baseball Team. Right fielder Don McDuffee made the 1st team and second baseman Tom Birko 3rd team.
Capital One (R) Academic All-District has 4 Pioneers
May 17, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park had four players named Capital One (R) Academic All-District College Division First Team by CoSIDA. RF Don McDuffee, 2B Tom Birko, RHP Sean Clark and RHP Josh Brooks made the grade.
Point Park eliminated from NAIAs by Benedictine (IL)
May 10, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. ET
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- No. 19-ranked Point Park was eliminated from the NAIA National Championship Opening Round with Friday's 4-1 loss to Benedictine-Springfield (IL). The Pioneers, the No. 2 seed, end the year at 39-16 overall.
Point Park loses to Mo. Baptist in NAIA Opening Rd
May 9, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. ET
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- No. 19-ranked Point Park lost to No. 20 Missouri Baptist, 13-6, in the first game of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round Kingsport Bracket on Thursday. Mo. Baptist had 13 runs on 20 hits to win.
NAIA Preview: #19 Point Park vs. #20 Mo. Baptist
May 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. ET (Hunter Wright Stadium)
KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- No. 19 Point Park takes on No. 20 Missouri Baptist in the first game of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round on May 9 at 2:30 p.m. ET. NAIA tournament preview and links to broadcast below.
Point Park draws No. 2 seed in Kingsport, Tenn.
May 6, 2013 at 1:15 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- No. 19-ranked Point Park has drawn the No. 2 seed in the Kingsport, Tenn., bracket of the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Rd, as announced on NAIA.org on Monday. The tourney is May 9-13.
VIDEO: Head Coach Interview May 1 on YouTube
May 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park baseball head coach Loren Torres joined the Point Park athletics YouTube Channel for an interview May 1 talking about the Pioneers' KIAC title and the NAIA National Championship Opening Round.
Pioneers split at Cedarville, enter NAIAs at 39-14
May 2, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. ET
CEDARVILLE, Ohio -- Point Park split two tightly contested games Thursday at Cedarville to end the regular season and enter the NAIA national tournament at 39-14 overall. The No. 21 Pioneers lost, 5-4, and then won 3-0.
All-KIAC honors led by Player & Coach of the Year
May 1, 2013 at 3:40 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park's KIAC Baseball All-Conference selections were led by KIAC Player of the Year Jordan Crowell and Coach of the Year Loren Torres. The Pioneers had five on the first team and four on the second team.
Birko, Perdomo take KIAC baseball weekly awards
April 29, 2013
PITTSBURGH -- Second baseman Tom Birko and starting pitcher Manny Perdomo swept the KIAC baseball weekly awards after leading Point Park to the KIAC Tournament title. The duo is the KIAC Player & Pitcher of the Week.
Point Park wins KIAC title, punches ticket to NAIAs
April 27, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET
NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- Top seed and No. 25-ranked Point Park rallied from a 5-1 deficit to beat IU Southeast, 8-6, in the finals of the KIAC Tournament on Saturday to win the conference's automatic bid to the NAIA tournament.
Tournament Central: KIAC Baseball Tournament
April 24-27 at New Albany, Ind.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- Point Park is the No. 1 seed in the KIAC Tournament April 24-27 at IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind. Visit the Tournament Central page for information related to the Pioneers from the conference tournament.
Perdomo selected as NAIA Pitcher of the Week
April 23, 2013 at 11:15 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park junior pitcher Manny Perdomo continued to rack up the awards related to his no-hitter April 18 and now has been named the NAIA Baseball Pitcher of the Week, announced the national office Tuesday.
Point Park back in NAIA Top 25 Poll at No. 25
April 23, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University is back in the NAIA Baseball Coaches' Top 25 Poll at No. 25 this week. The Pioneers (35-13) have won 26 of 28 games and nine in a row to be ranked for the first time since the preseason.
Leyva, Perdomo sweep KIAC Baseball awards
April 23, 2013 at 1:45 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park's Marlon Leyva and Manny Perdomo swept the KIAC Baseball Player & Pitcher of the Week awards for April 15-21. Leyva is a senior first baseman from Miami, Fla., and Perdomo is a junior pitcher from Miami.
Pioneers end regular season with two wins at UPG
April 21, 2013 at 10:30 p.m. ET
GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Point Park ended the regular season with two wins at Pitt-Greensburg, 6-2 and 12-5, on Sunday to finish the regular season at 35-13 overall. The Pioneers have won 26 of 28 games entering the KIAC Tournament.
Perdomo's no-hitter highlights sweep at Wheeling
April 18, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. ET
WHEELING, W.Va. -- Manny Perdomo threw in Game 2 to highlight a sweep at Wheeling Jesuit, 14-2 and 1-0, on Thursday. Perdomo struck out 10 and walked none as the Pioneers improved to 33-13 and 24-2 the last 26 games.
Point Park draws No. 1 seed in KIAC Tournament
April 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park has drawn the No. 1 seed in the KIAC Baseball Tournament, which will be held April 24-27 at IU Southeast in New Albany, Ind. The Pioneers won the KIAC Reg. Season Title with a record of 14-6 KIAC.
Pioneers win two at Clarion, reach 30-win mark
April 18, 2013 at 7:30 a.m. ET
CLARION, Pa. -- Point Park won at Clarion, 7-0 and 9-1, on Wednesday to reach the 30-win mark for the third year in a row. The Pioneers are 31-13 to join last year at 53-11 and the year before at 38-13 with that distinction.
Perdomo is KIAC Pitcher of the Week April 8-14
April 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- With its six shut-out innings of two-hit ball last Satruday, April 13 versus IU Southeast, Point Park junior right-hander Manny Perdomo has been named the KIAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 8-14.
Pioneers pound West Virginia Tech on Senior Day
April 17, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park pounded West Virginia Tech, 6-0 and 13-1, on Senior Day Tuesday at Point Park Field at Green Tree Park. The Pioneers improved to 29-13 overall and have now won 20 of their past 22 games.
Pioneers clinch KIAC Reg. Season Title with split
April 14, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park clinched the KIAC Regular Season Championship with its rally to win Game 2 vs. IU Southeast, 3-2, on Sunday. The Pioneers lost the first game of the day, 4-2, but earned the split they needed.
Win streak ends at 16, Pioneers win big in Game 2
April 14, 2013 at 4:00 a.m. ET
BUTLER, Pa. -- Point Park's baseball win streak ended after 16 games with a 7-4 loss to IU Southeast in Game 1 Saturday at Pullman Park. But the Pioneers won big in the nightcap, 17-1, to even the series at 1-1.
Baseball vs. IU Southeast PPD April 12 due to rain
April 12, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park's home baseball series with IU Southeast has been postponed on April 12. The KIAC series will begin April 13 at 1 p.m. with a doubleheader. The location has shifted to Pullman Park in Butler, Pa.
Pioneers push win streak up to 16, beat PSU-GA
April 10, 2013 at 11:15 p.m. ET
April 10, 2013 -- Point Park beat Penn State-Greater Allegheny, 14-6, on Wednesday in a non-conference home game. It was the 16th win in a row for the Pioneers (25-11) who have the longest win streak in the NAIA.
Point Park pounds Clarion, extends win streak to 15
April 9, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park pounded NCAA Division II Clarion, 14-2 and 6-0, on Tuesday at Point Park Field at Green Green Tree Park to extend its win streak to 15 in a row. The Pioneers did not give up an earned run on the day.
Pioneers finish KIAC sweep of Brescia in a big way
April 7, 2013 at 8:45 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park outscored Brescia, 22-4, and out-hit the Bearcats, 29-5, on the day to finish off a KIAC sweep on Sunday with victories of 14-3 and 8-1. Nathan Sphon and Isaiah Marsh each flirted with a no-hitter late.
Point Park beats Brescia twice to open KIAC series
April 6, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park pushed its win streak to 11 games overall and eight in a row in KIAC play with Saturday's 3-2 and 5-2 wins over Brescia (Ky.) in a KIAC baseball doubleheader at Point Park Field at Green Tree Park.
Pioneers bump win streak to 9, sweep PSU-Beaver
April 3, 2013 at 11:30 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park baseball bumped its win streak to nine in a row with Monday's doubleheader sweep of non-conference PSU-Beaver at Point Park Field at Green Tree Park. The Pioneers won, 16-8 and 11-0.
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2013 SEASON PREVIEW -- Point Park U. Baseball
Feb. 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET
PITTSBURGH -- Download the 2013 Season Preview, which includes a Season Outlook, Position Breakdowns and a Video Inteview with Coach Torres. No. 6 Point Park begins the season Feb. 22 at Martin Methodist.