Club sports roundup: baseball, rowing
The baseball team opened its fall season Saturday with a 3–2 win over the University of Pittsburgh. The Tartans faltered in the second game of the doubleheader against Pitt, losing 12–1.
In the first game, Pitt took an early lead, scoring two in the first inning, but the Panthers would remain scoreless for the rest of the game. Junior starting pitcher Jon Coens threw a complete game, allowing only two earned runs and striking out eight.
Carnegie Mellon got on the scoreboard in the fourth inning when junior third baseman Ryan Bottini scored on a double hit to center field by senior outfielder Jim Stedman.
The Tartans tied the game at 2–2 in the sixth inning when a single by senior first baseman Ryan Comes brought junior catcher Brian Tabata home from third base. In the seventh, Bottini’s hit to center field brought first-year outfielder Joe Seymour home to win the game.
Carnegie Mellon’s offense cooled in the second game, as junior shortstop Mike Niedzwiecki scored the Tartans’ only run in the loss. As starting pitcher, Bottini pitched four innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits and striking out three.
The baseball team will return to the diamond on Saturday to play a double-header against Franciscan University.
Last Saturday the rowing club opened its season and traveled to Cleveland, Ohio to compete at the Head of the Cuyahoga race.
Highlights from the race included a first-place finish by the women’s varsity lightweight four boat, and strong races from the men’s eight and four boats and the women’s doubles, eight and four boats.
The rowing club will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Head of the Ohio race, which will be held in Pittsburgh on the Allegheny River.