BEL AIR (Md.) – For the second time in as many games, Pitt Community College allowed six runs in an inning. And, for the second time in as many games, it proved too much for the Bulldogs to overcome.
Facing elimination from the 2016 NJCAA DI Baseball Eastern District Championship Saturday, PCC allowed Spartanburg Methodist College to score six runs in the top of the second inning through a combination of walks, hits and an error. The Pioneers never looked back, topping Pitt, 15-4, to keep their season alive and face Monroe Community College Sunday morning.
For the Bulldogs, the loss marked the end of their 2016 campaign.
PCC, which finished the season 38-18 overall, scored twice in the bottom of the second inning against SMC and added another run in the sixth. The team's final score came on a wild pitch that allowed Aaron Stamper to cross the plate shortly after he tripled to right field.
In a game that saw rain throughout, after being delayed two hours by wet weather, Pitt committed eight errors – five coming in the top of the ninth that led to five runs for SMC. Of the Pioneers' 15 runs for the contest, 11 were unearned.