Point Park takes two from Alice Lloyd (Ky.), gets within 1.0 game of KIAC lead
April 5, 2014
PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University beat Alice Lloyd (Ky.) College, 17-0 and 6-3, in both ends of a KIAC baseball doubleheader on Saturday at Point Park Field at Green Tree Park to improve to 24-11 overall, 8-4 KIAC and get within 1.0 game of the KIAC lead.
Point Park and Alice Lloyd (Ky.) finish the KIAC series on Sunday with two more games beginning at 12 p.m. Watch Live on the Point Park Sports Network on iHigh.com: WATCH LIVE
The Pioneers battered Alice Lloyd for 22 hits to win big in the first game, 17-0. Three different players had three hits each and four players had two hits to back winning pitcher Manny Perdomo, who improved to 5-1 with a four-hit shutout.
Perdomo struck out seven and walked one and benefitted from a Point Park offense that scored in every inning and built a 9-0 lead after three.
Shane Conley was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs. Ossie Alfonzo was 3 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI, and Tyler Cattapan was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
Other hitting leaders were Michael DeJesus, Oscar Romero and Yuliecer Arias each with two hits and two RBIs. Jordan Crowell had a double and two RBIs, and Tom Birko picked up two hits, including a double.
Already ahead 13-0, Point Park's Jake Horew, who was in the game as a sub at shortstop, hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning.
In Game 2, Javy Marticorena was 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI, including a two-bagger that was part of a two-run first inning for Point Park. Romero followed that up with an RBI double of his own.
Alice Lloyd took a brief lead of 3-2 by putting together four hits in the top of third, but that was the only trouble that winning pitcher Isaiah Marsh (5-1) got into. He put up all zeros and allowed only two hits in the other six innings for the complete-game win with six hits, seven strikeouts and no walks.
Right after Alice Lloyd took the lead, Point Park got even right away in the bottom of the inning when Marticorena led off with a single, stole second and was knocked in on Crowell's RBI base hit. Crowell was 2 for 2.
Marsh settled into a groove retiring the last 12 batters he faced, and in the meantime, Point Park got the winning runs with a three-spot in the fifth. Marticorena again got things started with a double, which was followed two batters later by DeJesus' run-scoring double.
After Crowell was hit by a pitch, Cattapan delivered an RBI single the opposite way, and Alfonzo blasted a sacrifice fly to deep left to put the Pioneers up, 6-3.
Losing pitcher Wayne Sparks went 4.1 innings with 10 hits and six runs, and the last batter he faced was Cattapan for the RBI single in the fifth.
Point Park is now 1.0 game back of first place in the KIAC with Brescia (Ky.) (10-4 KIAC) splitting two games at Berea (Ky.) on Saturday. Brescia won 14-7 then lost 10-3.