The Brescia Bearcats hosted a three way dance on Friday afternoon at Schadler Field. In Game 1, the University of Northwestern Ohio played host to Holy Cross College. UNOH Starting Pitcher Pichi Torres went the distance throwing a four-hit shutout for a 2-0 win.
In game 2, the Bearcats hosted Holy Cross College. The Bearcats plated the game's first run in the bottom of the third when Center Fielder Brady Reese (SO, Villa Hills, KY)'s squeeze bunt scored Second Baseman Vin Barbato (SR, Utica, NY) from third. Holy Cross answered right back in the top of the fourth when Mike Pizzuto's RBI double scored the Saints only run. Catcher Hank Stewart (SR, Cartersville, GA) broke the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI double as the Bearcats went on to win 3-1.
Starting Pitcher Andrew Shoulders (SR, Boonville, IN) worked six innings allowing one run to pick up his second victory of the season. Right Hander Michael McIntosh (JR, Evansville, IN) worked the seventh for his second save of the year.
WP-Shoulders (2-1) LP-Schwitz SV-McIntosh (2)
2B-Pizzuto (HCC), Stewart (BU) SB-Clancey (HCC), King (BU)
In the third game of the day the Bearcats fell behind early to UNOH. The Racers plated a run in both the first and second to take the early 2-0 lead. The Bearcats bats would finally come alive in the bottom of the third when Third Baseman Alex Hegge (SR, Bellevue, KY)'s RBI single plated Nate Crocker (SR, Porterville, CA). The next batter Designated Hitter Hank Stewart delivered a two run homerun to give the Bearcats the 3-2 lead. Aaron King (SO, Waverly, KY) and Brady Reese both added on RBI's in the inning, as the Bearcats plated six. UNOH would add on two more runs in the top of the fifth to make the score 6-4, but that's where it would stay.
Junior Left Hand Pitcher Cody Morris (JR, Mt. Washington, KY) picked up the win in relief of Starting Pitcher Taylor Garcia-Grisham (JR, Tarzana, CA) who left in the second with an ankle injury. Morris worked 4 2/3 innings allowing two runs before giving way to Michael McIntosh who worked a one, two, three seventh for his second save of the day and third of the year.
WP-Morris (1-0) LP-Medina SV-McIntosh (3)
2B-Schubert 2 (UNOH), Lokesak, McHatton (BU) HR-Stewart (BU)
SB-Woltermann, Wetzel, Stewart (BU)
The Bearcats improve to 9-5 on the year and will take on Holy Cross on Saturday and 12:30, with Holy Cross playing UNOH at 3:00 and the Bearcats playing UNOH at 5:30.
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