The Pitt State Club Baseball team split a double header with the Arkansas Razorbacks, Sunday, March 10. The first game started at 1 p.m. and the team secured their victory with a final score of 7-6. Game two started at 3 p.m. but the team lost that game 1-8 to the Razorbacks.
The games were supposed to be part of a three-game series; however, the third game was rescheduled for Saturday, April 13 in Fayetteville, Arkansas due to weather conditions.
The team snapped their five-game losing streak with the win in the first game against the Razorbacks.
Club president Dennis Roy believes theses games were an improvement from previous matches and that the team played well despite losing the second game.
“The first game we played pretty well. (We) hit the ball better for sure,” Roy said. “We ended up winning 7-6 (and) we felt like it really was not all that close. We controlled the game most of the way but (we) could have played better. (We) had a couple miss cues for sure but it (was) an improvement. It was nice to end a losing streak which has not happened before for our team and the club in general, so it was good to get back on the right track.”
According to Roy, the second game was a learning experience for the guys that participated in the games as there were several members of the club out of town for spring break or unable to attend.
“The second game just kind of got to us,” Roy said. “We (had) several guys (who) had to be out of town for spring break so it was just tough. It was a good learning experience for the guys that were there. It is like, ‘hey this is kind of why we need everybody to be all hands-on deck all the time. So (it was) definitely a learning experience.”
One member of the club stood out to Roy during the games this past weekend.
“Levi Kemp (stood out to me),” Roy said. “He went three for three in the first game.”
Roy hopes the club will continue to win games and sweep series.
“We definitely need to start winning ball games,” he said. “We need sweeps for sure. We are still on the hunt for a wildcard spot for post season, so we definitely need wins, need to rack up wins for sure.”
PSU Club Baseball has two upcoming matches against the Kansas State University Wildcats. The first game is set for Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. and game two is set to begin at 4p.m, Sunday, March 24. Both games are in Pittsburg at Jaycee Ballpark.