The Bearcats pulled of two dramatic wins on the home opener of the 2016 season. Freshman Pitchers Tanner Tow, and Ryan Ellis lead the way with strong performances. Tow was able to pick up the win in Game 1, throwing a complete game and allowing only two runs. PNC would strike first going up 2-0 in the 2nd. However the Bearcats answered back with one run in 2nd and saving the excitement for bottom of the 7th. The Bottom of the 7th was lead off by Senior CF JaQuan Jones who reached base on an error to set up the big inning. After a sac bunt by Josh Wetzel the Bearcats got big hits from Zach Johnson and Reed Rounder to bring home the tying and winning runs.
Game two proved to be another exciting one as the Bearcats this time jumped out to an early 2-0 in the first. From there the story was all about the Freshman RHP Ryan Ellis who through 5 Scoreless striking out nine. However the Bearcats couldn't hold the lead as PNC fought back to take a 3-2 in the 6th. Fortunately Brescia Fought back to tie the game at 3 with a big run on a passed ball in the bottom of the 6th to score Logan Wilkerson. From there it took 5 more scoreless innings before someone broke through when the Bearcats. Brescia got a big double by freshman OF Nate Harris to set up the lead-off man Josh Wetzel who came through with the base knock to end game two.
Brescia will be back in action tomorrow when they hit the road to take on the 19th ranked Campbellsville Tigers.