PITTSBURG — Evan Thomas smacked a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to propel Pitt State to a 4-3 victory over Washburn in the opener and the Gorillas utilized a 15-hit attack to claim an 11-8 victory over the Ichabods in game two Saturday (Mar. 10).
The Gorillas improved to 7-4 overall and 5-1 in MIAA play with the doubleheader sweep, while the Ichabods dropped to 3-5 overall and 0-2 in the MIAA.
The two teams will resume their four-game series Monday (Mar. 12) at 2 p.m. (CST) at Al Ortolani Field. Sunday's scheduled twinbill has been postponed due to almost 100 percent chances of local showers.
Pitt State fell behind 3-0 early in game one to Washburn, before rallying in the late innings.
Matt Stalcup (3-1) battled a rough early start, spotting the Ichabods a pair of first-inning runs, to work six innings. He walked three, hit two batters and fanned seven.
Matt Garcia got the final three outs for his first save of the season.
Ryan Bilovesky drove in a pair of runs in the contest.
Thomas and Ryan Reddick each homered in game two for Pitt State as six batters collected two or more hits in the game.
The Gorillas trailed 7-6 before scoring two runs apiece in the sixth and seventh innings and one more in the eighth.
George Brandecker (2-1) worked 4 1/3 innings of relief to pick up the victory.