Mycyk's two homers power
GCC over Bethany
by Greg Knowlden, sports information student assistant
BETHANY, WV, April 5, 2002--
Freshmen DH Joel Diller (Hartville, OH/Marlington) and 3B John Mycyk
(Pittsburgh, PA/Shadyside Academy) headlined the hitting attack to provide
offense for sophomore right-hander Matt Kearney (New Castle, PA/Neshannock) as
the Grove City College baseball team (1-7, 1-3 PAC) hammered host Bethany for a
12-3 victory in Presidents’ Athletic Conference action.
Diller got the
offense going early with a two run home run in the first.
Mycyk homered in both the second and the fourth as the Wolverines built
an insurmountable 9-1 lead through the fifth frame.
Diller’s blast and Mycyk’s shot in the second were both on full
counts and enter Grove City’s annals as the duo’s initial collegiate home
runs. Junior 1B Steve Navarro
(Gilbertsville, PA/The Hill School) hit his second homer of the season with a
three-run bomb in the ninth inning. The
unexpected power surge triples the Wolverines’ season total from two to six.
eight hits over seven innings and struck out five Bison hitters to get the win.
He stranded seven baserunners in the first three innings and then hit a
stretch in which he retired nine of the next ten batters he faced.
Freshman Luke Lester (Dover, OH/Dover) struck out three over the final two
Sophomore 2B Jake
Cuthbert (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) went 2-4 and scored three times to
complement Diller (3-4, two RBI, four runs) and Mycyk (3-5, four RBI, two runs).
Grove City’s other runs were plated by sophomore LF Greg Grupp
(Harmony, PA/Slippery Rock) with a RBI single and junior C Matt Skipper (Canton,
OH/Canton South) whose bases loaded single scored two more.
Grove City left only five runners on base on the afternoon.
Grove City looks to even its PAC record on Saturday when it hosts Bethany for a doubleheader starting at 1 PM. Probable starters are senior Justin Magee (Grove City, PA/Grove City) and freshman Mike Gundy (Grand Rapids, MI/Grand Rapids Christian).
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