Baseball: Raiders Fight Back to Beat Pitt.-Greensburg

Joey Nave (Photo by Sam Boyle)
Joey Nave (Photo by Sam Boyle)

ALLIANCE, Ohio --Mount Union's baseball team defeated Pitt.-Greensburg in thrilling fashion 10-9 in non-conference action Wednesday at 23rd Street Field.

Mount Union, now 14-6 overall, was led by Billy Goodall (Canfield / South Range) who registered two hits and drove in two runs to headline the Purple Raider offense.

The Raiders used three pitchers in the game as Thomas Gallant (Pataskala / Watkins Memorial) went the first 2.0 innings striking out two batters while Tyler Gorse (Glenshaw, Pa. / Shady Side Academy) scattered five hits over 5.0 innings of work for his second victory of the season.

Mount Union got on the board scoring two runs in the first with a sacrifice bunt from Nick Satovich (New Kensington, Pa. / Plum) and an RBI single from Corey White (Louisville).

After Pitt.-Greensburg (5-13) scored a run in the second, the Raiders retaliated scoring two runs off a wild pitch and an RBI single from Goodall that scored Joey Nave (Toronto / Edison) from third to make it 4-1. Later in the inning, White hit an RBI single that allowed Goodall to score giving Mount Union a 5-1 lead.

The Bobcats took the lead plating six runs in the third and a single run in the fifth to make it 8-5.  

A pinch-hit RBI double from Jake Smith (Salem / West Branch) and another RBI single from Bryant Kennedy (Chagrin Falls) shifted the score to 8-7. 

Pitt.-Greensburg added a run in the eighth before the Raiders responded in the bottom half with an RBI groundout from Goodall to shrink the deficit to 9-8.

In the ninth inning, Mount Union tied the game at 9 off a wild pitch that scored Quentin Peters (Fort Pierce, Fla. / Lincoln Park Academy). The Raiders won the game on a fielder's choice that scored Nate Owen (Cranberry Twp., Pa. / Seneca Valley) to take a 10-9 victory.

The Raiders return to Ohio Athletic Conference action on Saturday, April 6 for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Ohio Northern in Ada.