Point Park wins series versus WVU Tech, 3-1, with DH split on Saturday
March 11, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. ET
Edberg Dominguez had one of three homers for the Pioneers in Game 1 on Saturday. Photo by Sam Robinson.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Point Park University smashed three home runs to win game one of a River States Conference baseball doubleheader over WVU Tech, 10-4, on Saturday to clinch a win in the weekend series. The Pioneers lost the second game of the day, 7-0, but still won the series, 3-1.
Point Park (9-7, 4-4 RSC) pounded out 13 hits to win Saturday's opener over WVU Tech (11-11, 5-3 RSC). Six of those hits went for extra bases. Erik Montero and Edberg Dominguez hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning to put the Pioneers up, 3-1.
The Pioneers put up five runs in the sixth to increase their lead to 10-3. Emmanuel Lopez, who was 2 for 4, smashed a three-run homer in the inning. Earlier in the frame, Richard Perez had stroked a run-scoring single for one of his three hits and one of his two RBIs.
Stefan Mrkonja was 2 for 4 with an RBI double. Cole Johnson was also 2 for 4, and he doubled and tripled. Also in with two hits was Montero.
Point Park starter Anthony Garofalo went the first 3.2 innings and gave up three runs on three hits. Nicholas Beardsley earned the win with 2.1 innings of middle relief. He struck out three and walked none. Cole Horew finished off the last inning.
In the second game, WVU Tech had starter Jarron Monroe (4.0 IP) and reliever Garrison Vandeventer (3.0 IP) combine on a four-hit shutout. Monroe gave up two hits and posted four strikeouts compared to one walk.
The Golden Bears scored five runs in the third inning to take control with a 6-0 lead. There were six hits and a walk in the inning. Jacob Reimold drove in two runs with his double, and three more run-scoring singles came later on in the frame.
Vandeventer, who earned his seventh save, closed out the scoreless outing. He did so with the benefit of double plays to end the fifth and seventh innings. He worked out of jams of first and third with one out in both the fifth and sixth innings.
Amiel Abreu took the loss for the Pioneers pitching into the third inning. Logan Linder tossed 3.0 innings, and Keenan Smith one for Point Park.
Point Park's next scheduled games are Wednesday, March 15 at Penn State-Greater Allegheny. First pitch is 1 p.m. at Pullman Park in Butler, Pa., for a doubleheader. The Pioneers' scheduled doubleheader at Washington & Jefferson on Sunday, March 12 has been postponed to Thursday, March 16 at 2 p.m. (DH) in Washington, Pa.