Point Park takes first two games over WVU Tech in RSC baseball series
March 10, 2017 at 10:45 p.m. ET
Nolan Krivijanski threw six innings to get the win in Game 2 Friday versus WVU Tech. Photo by Sam Robinson.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Point Park University baseball put up 19 runs in a doubleheader sweep of WVU Tech on Friday to win the first two games of the River States Conference series, 12-3 and 7-3.
Point Park (8-6, 3-3 RSC) used the big hit and the big inning to take a 2-0 series lead over WVU Tech (10-10, 4-2 RSC). The Pioneers scored eight runs in the fifth inning of the 12-3 win. They then scored four runs in the fourth inning of the second game on their way to the 7-3 victory.
The Pioneers and Golden Bears finish up the series on Saturday with two more games starting at 12 p.m. The games are being played at Moor Park in Mooresville, N.C. The location was changed from WVU Tech's home venue due to rain forecast.
Point Park's 12 runs in Friday's opener came on nine hits. The Pioneers made the hits count and scored nine unanswered runs to break a 3-3 tie after three innings.
Chris Hernandez was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and his solo home run in the fourth gave the Pioneers the lead for good, 4-3. The eight-run outburst came in the next inning, which had Daniel Sanchez's two-run double and Emmanuel Lopez's three-run triple as the big hits.
Lopez led the hitting going 3 for 3 with four RBIs and his triple. Edberg Dominguez was 1 for 3 with two RBIs.
Addison Domingo (2-1) got the victory on the mound with five innings of work. He gave up only five hits while striking out three and walking one. The 12-3 lead was turned over to the bullpen, and Daryl Pino and Cole Horew pitched 1-2-3 sixth and seventh innings, respectively, to finish things off.
Game two had Nolan Krivijanski (2-1) pitch six strong innings for the win, and the offense came through with another seven runs to back him. Krivijanski scattered six hits, struck out four and walked two.
WVU Tech did all of its scoring in the third inning for a 3-1 lead. The Pioneers responded with four runs the next half inning, which was highlighted by Cole Johnson's two-run single. Johnson was 1 for 3 with three RBIs in the game.
The big inning put Point Park ahead, 5-3, and it was good enough for Krivijanski. Nicholas Beardsley pitched the seventh inning without giving up a run.
The Pioneers totaled eight hits in the nigthtcap with Lopez, Sanchez and Richard Perez picking up two hits each. Perez smashed a solo homer in the sixth to pad the lead to 7-3, and he had two RBIs for the game.
Follow on Twitter to keep up with Saturday's games @PointParkSports and @PPUBaseball. First pitch is 12 p.m. from Mooresville, N.C., and Moor Park, home of the Mooresville Spinners of the summer collegiate league, the Carolina-Virginia League.