Baseball

 

Bulldogs Off to an 11-1 Start This Season

By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director 

WINTERVILLE—With a three-game sweep of Harford Community College at home and four straight wins in a tournament at Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC), the Pitt Community College baseball team has won seven in a row for an 11-1 start this season.

In 11 victories, the Bulldogs have outscored their opponents, 66-23. Four of those wins have been shutouts. The team's only loss came Feb. 20 against the Mt. Olive College junior varsity squad.

Freshman pitcher Kyle Majette is off to a 4-0 start for PCC in four appearances. The Williamsburg, Va., native has struck out 22 batters and recorded a 1.0 earned run average in 18 innings pitched.

Reliever Tyler Britton is 3-0 for the Bulldogs. The righty has made five appearances and allowed just two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings.

Keaton Haack and Tyler Hyssong are both 2-0 this season and tied for the team lead in strikeouts with 24 apiece. Haack hasn't allowed a runner to cross the plate in 18 1/3 innings of work.

Offensively, Coach Tommy Eason's club has been led by catcher Alex Kowalczyk and first baseman Addison Braswell.

Kowalczyk, a sophomore from Pennsylvania, is batting .343 (12-for-35) with 10 runs batted in and 10 runs scored. Four of his hits have been doubles.

A sophomore from Fuquay-Varina, Braswell has gone 10-for-31 (.323) from the plate in 12 games played. He leads the team in RBIs with 12 and has recorded three doubles and five runs scored.

Sophomore outfielder Josiel Colon has provided a spark from the plate as well this season and has been a terror on the bases for opponents. The McLeansville native is hitting .317 (13-for-41) with three triples, two doubles and six RBIs. He leads the Bulldogs in stolen bases with eight and runs scored with 15.

With the cancellation of today's game against Lenoir Community College due to the threat of inclement weather, will now host FDTC this weekend for a four-game series at Minges-Overton Baseball Park. First pitch for game one of Saturday's doubleheader is scheduled for 1 p.m.