IUP ROUNDUP: Baseball team wraps up 3-0 weekend
FREDERICK, Md. — IUP’s offense stayed hot, and the Crimson Hawks got another strong pitching performance and rolled over Davis & Elkins, 12-2, in a non-conference baseball game Sunday to complete a 3-0 weekend.
After scoring 19 runs in two victories Saturday, which included an eight-run inning in the second game, IUP picked up where it left off Sunday.
The Crimson Hawks scored four first-inning runs, highlighted by John Beatty’s bases-clearing triple.
IUP added another run in the third to make it 5-0, and the Crimson Hawks pulled away by scoring at least one run in each of the last five innings of the nine-inning game.
Dylan Tice went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs to cap his torrid weekend. He went 12-for-15 on the weekend to raise his batting average to .656 (21-for-32).
David McNeill went 2-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs. No other IUP player had more than one hit, but nine players collected at least one hit.
Tyler Mroz went 1-for-4 and hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot to lead off the eighth inning and give IUP a 10-2 lead.
Robbie Zinsmeister was 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI, and Beatty finished 1-for-3 with three RBIs. Aaron Lupia and Troy Foster also had doubles for IUP.
IUP collected 12 hits, including seven extra-base hits.
Austin Mock got the start for IUP and lasted four innings, yielding one run on four hits and three walks. He earned the win to improve to 1-1.
Lance Vannoy went 4-for-5 with a double and a solo home run to lead Davis & Elkins. Tripp Staley took the loss, giving up five runs in three innings.
IUP (4-3) and Davis & Elkins will meet again Thursday in a doubleheader at Elkins, W.Va.
TENNIS: The Crimson Hawks dropped their second straight match to start the spring season, losing at Denison (Ohio) College, 7-2, in an indoor match at Mitchell Fieldhouse.
Katie Eaton and Erika Schnaas won at No. 1 doubles, 8-5, and Schnaas posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Audrey Fitzpatrick in singles competition, but little else went right for the Crimson Hawks.
IUP’s Ranvita Mahto and Abby McCormick each won the opening set of their singles matches but eventually lost.
Mahto lost a heartbreaker, losing to Meg Chiumento in a third-set tiebreaker, 6-4, 5-7, 7-10, and McCormick lost to Alex Marcell, 6-2, 2-6, 2-6. Alanna McFail, Emilia Osborne and Katie Eaton lost in straight sets for IUP.
The Crimson Hawks (2-2) welcome the New York Institute of Technology at Monroeville on Friday.