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District college notes: Seton Hill baseball sweeps IUP

| Thursday, April 3, 2014, 11:08 p.m.

The Seton Hill baseball team improved to 7-1 in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Division by defeating IUP in a four-game series. The Griffins used strong pitching and timely hitting during the games.

The first three games were close with the Griffins winning 4-3, 2-0 and 2-1. They routed IUP in the fourth game 12-4.

Brendan Costantino and Matt Malacane each had two-run hits as Seton Hill rallied for a 4-3 win, backing the solid pitching of Brett Sullivan (5-2), Jordan Fuller and Jesse Cooper (six saves). Mike Bittel (2-1) blanked IUP on three hits over six innings and Cooper pitched a scoreless seventh inning for his seventh save of the season.

Those games were played March 27 at Point Stadium in Johnstown because IUP's field was unplayable.

The series resumed Monday at Seton Hill. Alex Haines (4-2) worked into the sixth inning before allowing a run as the Griffins held on for a one-run win. Cooper earned his eighth save and Logan Utz pitched in the sixth inning.

Chris Miller homered for Seton Hill.

A six-run second inning, highlighted by Malacane's two-run hit, backed the solid pitching of Brad Schnelle (3-1). Malacane had three hits and Cody Herald homered for Seton Hill, which improved to 18-9.

UPG's Anderson gets AMCC honor

Greg Anderson tossed a two-hit shutout in leading Pitt-Greensburg to a 4-0 win against La Roche on Saturday. He struck out four.

For his effort, he earned Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Week honors.

Anderson is now 1-1 with an earned run average of 2.50.

Chad Jacob had two hits, including a triple and an RBI, while Dylin Brooks had a double.

Matt Germanoski, Adam Dodson and John Buerkle also had RBI.

Pitt-Greensburg (7-7) is 3-2 since returning from Florida.

AMCC honor to UPG's Fox

The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference named Pitt-Greensburg freshman Tyler Fox (Southmoreland) as the men's tennis player of the week.

Fox was undefeated in singles action, going 3-0. He also picked up two more wins playing doubles.

Pitt-Greensburg was 2-1 last week.

Pitt-Greensburg men's tennis remains is 2-0 in the conference and 5-1 overall.

Paul Schofield is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at pschofield@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Schofield_Trib.

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