by William Rutledge
The Pitt-Greensburg baseball season is officially underway and the Bobcats are off to a positive start. At the time of publication, they currently sit with a record 7-6-1 through 14 games played.
The official start of the season was February 27 against Ramapo College at the Bobcats Invitational tournament held in North Carolina. It was not the ideal start, as the Bobcats fell 10-0. They also lost the second game in North Carolina to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine by a score of 8-3.
Things turned around quickly after the disappointing North Carolina trip. The Bobcats headed to Florida on March 7 for the Russmatt Invitational tournament.
They defeated Becker College by a score of 16-3 to earn their first win of the season. Then they faced Wittenburg University and defeated them 16-4 to bring their record to .500.
They defeated Emerson College 14-3 before going into a doubleheader with Iowa Wesleyan College. The Bobcats won the first game 5-3 and fell in the second game by a score of 17-13.
Next, the Bobcats traveled to Alliance Ohio to face the Raiders of Mount Union College. They lost by a score of 4-3.
Following the loss was a date with Hiram College. The Bobcats prevailed 9-1. Pitt-Greensburg and Waynesburg tied with a score of 11-11.
The Bobcats’ first AMCC opponent was Mount Aloysius College. The teams played a doubleheader, with Pitt-Greensburg taking the first game 17-3 and dropping the second game 9-8.
Bobcats’ at-bats Chad Jacob, Dylan Pounds, Greg Lynn, and Matt Moyer all have a batting average of over .400 on the year, and Matt Maleski is leading the team with an extraordinary .531 batting average.
The season is still young, with plenty more baseball to be played before the end of the year. The team’s upcoming home games include matchups with D’Youville College on April 11 at 1 and 3:30 p.m. and Hilbert College on April 19 at 12 and 2:30 p.m.
Senior day will be April 25, when the Bobcats take on the Medaille College Mavericks. The first game starts at 2:30 p.m. and the second starts at 5 p.m.
Come out and support the Bobcats in their chase for the AMCC crown.