Pitro Homers in Slugfest Loss at Bluffton
Pitro homered for the fourth time in his last 14 games.
Pitro Homers in Slugfest Loss at Bluffton
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

BLUFFTON, Ohio – Defiance College knocked in seven runs on 11 hits but could not keep pace with Bluffton, as the Beavers scored in five different innings and came away with the 16-7 win in the HCAC clash on Wednesday afternoon.

The lead changed hands several times in the early innings, with Defiance taking leads of 1-0 in the first, 4-2 in the third and 6-5 in the fifth. Bluffton would storm back each time however, and score twice in the second and three times in the third, before taking the lead for good with a four-spot in the bottom half of the fifth inning at 9-6.

The Beavers would blow the game open by tacking on three more runs in the sixth and plating four more in the seventh to take the 16-6 advantage. A single tally from DC in the eighth was too little and too late, as the Jackets suffered the 16-7 defeat.

Tim Pitro slugged his fourth home run of the season and went 2-5 at the plate with two runs and a pair of RBI to lead the DC attack. Pitro was joined by Mike Dushane (2-4), Braden Brugler (2-3) and Alex Timofeev (2-4) with multi-hit performances.

Defiance (6-25, 2-13 HCAC) will take the diamond once again on Friday, when it begins a three-game set at Anderson (18-13, 8-6 HCAC) with a chance to play the spoiler role for the upcoming HCAC Tournament. First pitch is set for 4:00 pm on Friday, with a doubleheader starting at noon on Saturday.