YSU errors costly against Pitt


Staff report

PITTSBURGH

Trey Bridis and Andrew Kendrick hit home runs, but the Youngstown State baseball team committed costly errors in Tuesday’s 9-5 loss to Pittsburgh.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Eastwood Field in Niles, but was moved to the Panthers’ ballpark because of weather.

The Penguins led 5-2 after Kendrick’s three-run blast in the top of the fourth, but Pitt scored the final seven runs of the contest to snap YSU’s four-game winning streak.

Bridis finished with three of the Penguins’ seven hits, and he was a double shy of hitting for the cycle. He led off the game with a triple, and he scored the game’s first run three batters later when Blaze Glenn hit a sacrifice fly.

After Pitt tied the score with a run in the bottom of the first, Bridis’ fourth home run of the season put the Penguins back on top 2-1 in the third. Pitt tied the score again in the bottom of the third with its first of six unearned runs in the ballgame.

Youngstown State took the lead again in the top of the fourth when Kendrick’s three-run blast made the score 5-2. Glenn walked on four pitches to begin the inning, and Drew Dickerson’s single up the middle forced Pitt to go to the bullpen. Kendrick then smacked a 1-2 offering from reliever TJ Pagan over the wall in left for his team-leading fifth homer.

Today’s YSU-Pittsburgh game has been canceled. Friday, Youngstown State will begin a three-game Horizon League series at Oakland at 3 p.m.

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