UPG’s Chris Common has three-home run game to tie program record
Chris Common has turned his senior season into a greatest hits album.
The left fielder from Penn-Trafford broke the school’s career hits record last week and on Wednesday the Bobcats’ career home run leader tied a single-game mark with three home runs in a 15-4 victory over neighboring Saint Vincent in Greensburg.
The senior drove in six runs.
UPG (14-19) won its home regular season finale by scattering a season-high-tying 20 hits against the Bearcats (19-17).
Common tied Tim Grum, who homered three times against Waynesburg in 2000. Common leads UPG with seven homers and has 29 for his career.
He went deep in the third with a solo shot, added a three-run blast in the fifth, and added another solo homer in the sixth.
Dylan DeRoss, Tyler Holland and Evan Johnston all had three hits in the win. UPG will travel to play Penn State Altoona at 1 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the AMCC playoffs
Back to Back for the @PittGbgBaseball from Tyler Holland & Chris Common, now 10-4 for your #bobcats. That was the third #HR of the day for Common matching a single game record. #h2pg #d3baseball pic.twitter.com/1sCUqzbaEb
— Bruiser the Bobcat (@BruiserBobcat) May 1, 2019
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