PCB opened the spring season against Villanova this past weekend at Meiklejohn Stadium. After getting rained out of the Saturday game, we played two on Sunday, with the second a full nine inning game. Game one was a nail-biter. The bats were cold early on, and even after they woke up, we couldn’t come up with a clutch hit to make the breakthrough. Fortunately, Andrew Becker was lights out on the mound, striking out 14 through 7 innings to send the game into extra innings. It took 10 innings, but finally, with the game tied 1-1, Jerome Allen came through with the big 2 RBI base hit we had been looking for, and PCB held on for the 4-2 win in what was a marathon of a game.
Game 2 continued in much the same style. Timmy Miller pitched seven strong innings, the defense continued to play solidly, and there was just enough offense to take a 4-2 lead into the 8th. Timmy handed the ball over to Nate Robinson, who closed out the game with a six out save. The win capped 19 total innings of baseball and a Sunday sweep that moved PCB to 7-2 in divisional play. Some highlights and lowlights:
- Quality pitching
- Not making a single error in the field over 19 innings
- James Townsend raking
- Playing at the Meik
- Hoagies between the games and postgame cookies
- Getting “rained” out on Saturday (despite the only rain coming on Thursday)
- Leaving runners on base in extra innings
Thanks to all the fans and parents who came out and supported us on Sunday. We will attempt to get a series in against Rowan next weekend to keep our strong season going.