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Oct. 16, 2009


The Pitt baseball team held game two of its intersquad World Series Wednesday night at Trees Field with the Navy team coming away with the 7-3 victory.

On the winning side, Joe Leonard led Navy on the night, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored while David Chester hit 1-for-2 with a walk and an RBI and Phil Koneiczny was 1-for-1 with a walk and an RBI.

The Gold team was led by Danny Lopez, who ended the night 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Manoli Pahoulis was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base, while John Schultz was 1-for-1, reaching base all three times up to bat. He finished the night with two runs scored and an RBI.

Navy got off to a slow start as the first three batters went down in order. In the bottom of the first, Lopez stole his first of two bases as he led off with a single, and stole second. Kevan Smith scored Lopez on an RBI single and Frank Mercurio drove in the final run for the Gold to take a 2-0 lead after one.

In the bottom of the second, Navy tied up the ballgame at 2-2 with two runs scored. Lopez collected his second stolen base of the game after reaching base on a two-out hit.

Leonard gave the Navy team its first lead in the third on an RBI double off the left field wall. Chester recorded an RBI single, driving Leonard home, while the Navy pitching held Gold scoreless in the bottom of the third.

Neither team tallied a run in the fourth, but Navy stepped up in the fifth with a Konieczny sacrifice fly, which drove in Sean Toole, who had previously reached on a double.

Smith scored Schultz on an RBI double for the Gold in the bottom of the fifth. Travis Whitmore followed up with an RBI double and Pahoulis singled to drive in Whitmore.

Navy starting pitcher Cole Taylor pitched 3.0 innings, giving up five hits and two runs while striking out four and walking two. Alex Caravella picked up the win for the Navy team on 2.0 innings of work, giving up one run off one hit. Josh Smith cleaned up the sixth, sitting down all three batters faced.

For the Gold, starter Nate Hood pitched 2.0 innings, giving up four runs on five hits with one walk and one strike out in the loss. Chris Harner pitched 1.0 scoreless innings and Jeff Kelly pitched 2.0 innings, giving up three runs off three hits for the Gold team.

Pitt World Series Recap: Game 2

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