Penn State Behrend pitcher Dante DeSantis, left, throws to first baseman Vinny Rice to force out a Pitt-Greensburg hitter in an AMCC tournament game Thursday. Behrend won 9-3. Check out more photos. GREG WOHLFORD/Erie Times-News
For the second consecutive day, Penn State Behrend had 16 hits as it rolled to an 11-2 victory over Mount Aloysius in the AMCC baseball tournament at Behrend.
Ryan Kragnes, John Hlavinka and Matt Bittner had three hits apiece and Taylor Overby added two hits and three RBIs to lead Behrend into Saturday’s finals.
Ryan Jacobs allowed two runs over six innings, and three Behrend relievers each pitched a scoreless inning for the Lions.
Behrend (29-10) has not lost in the double-elimination tournament and will meet the winner of this afternoon’s La Roche-Mount Aloysius game Saturday.
La Roche, which eliminated Pitt-Greensburg 2-0 Thursday, will take on Mount Aloysius in an elimination game today at 2 p.m.
Updates from earlier today:
Update 1: Behrend 1, Mount Aloysius 0, 2nd inning: Matt Bittner stayed hot in the tournament with an RBI single that scored the equally hot John Hlavinka.
Update 2: Behrend 4, Mount Aloysius 0, 2nd inning: Taylor Overby’s two-run double increases lead.
Update 3: Behrend 11, Mount Aloysius 2, 8th inning: The Lions are pouring it on again, with 16 hits for the second consecutive game. Ryan Kragnes, John Hlavinka and Matt Bittner have 3 hits apiece.
Final score: Behrend 11, Mount Aloysius 2. Behrend advances to finals.
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