Bulldogs Win Seven Straight Before Loss to SMC

WINTERVILLE--The Pitt Community College baseball team reeled off seven straight wins before dropping the final two games of a four-game series at Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) over the weekend.

The Bulldogs started their winning streak March 20 with a 4-3 victory over visiting Florence-Darlington Technical College. From there, it was a four-game sweep of Louisburg College March 25-26 at Minges-Overton Baseball Complex before taking the first two games of the SMC series on Saturday, 11-1 and 7-4.

The Pioneers won Sunday's games, 3-0 and 5-4, however, to leave PCC at 21-11 overall, 10-6 in the Region X Conference.

Sophomore infielder Scott Walter leads Pitt from the plate with a .388 batting average (26-for-67) in 23 games played. Freshman Levi Gesell has knocked in a team-high 28 runs with five home runs and a .321 average, and sophomore Cam Wilson has recorded a .373 batting average in 20 games played.

On the mound, four Bulldog pitchers—J.D. Cook, Logan Beehler, Landon Letchworth and Josh Little—have three wins each. Coming out of the bullpen, Little leads PCC in earned run average, having allowed just one run in 11 2/3 innings pitched for an ERA of 0.77. Sophomore Eric Sigovich leads the team in strikeouts with 35 in 24 1/3 innings.

Pitt will look to get back in the win column this weekend, as the Bulldogs welcome USC-Sumter to Winterville. First pitch of the four-game conference tilt is set for 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Bulldogs will play seven of their final 12 regular-season games at home before heading to Grainger Stadium in Kinston May 7-11 for the 2016 Region X Conference Tournament.