It was a beautiful night for baseball at Monongalia County Ballpark as the Black Bears took their second sweep of the season over the Batavia Muckdogs with a final score 5-2.
3B Hunter Owen hit a 2-run homerun in the bottom of the first to give the Black Bears an early 2-0 lead.
The Black Bears continued their offensive attack in the bottom of the second when starting pitcher for the Muckdogs, P Humberto Mejia walked and hit two batters bringing up Black Bear’s SS Erik Forgione to hit a sac fly that would put another run on the board for the Bears with a score of 3-0.
In the top of the fifth, the Muckdogs got a run on the board with a single up the middle by 2B Rony Cabrera followed up with a ground ball to short by SS Samuel Castro that would score Cabrera making the score 3-1.
The Muckdogs continued fighting to catch the Bears in the top of the sixth. With a runner on second, Cabrera’s shot in the gap would bring in a run, putting the Muckdogs only one run behind the Black Bears with a score of 3-2.
With the Muckdogs down by one, the Black Bears advanced their lead in the bottom of the seventh with a double by CF Clark Eagan that would bring in a run making the score 4-2. The Black Bears continued to advance their lead when a wild pitch and walk would bring in Eagan to score putting them on top 5-2. The Muckdogs pitching continued to struggle as they walked the next 4 batters bringing in two more runs for the Black Bears increasing the lead 7-2.
The Black Bears will be on the road tomorrow, June 22, for a three game series versus the Staten Island Yankees. The Bears will be back at Monongalia County Ballpark on Saturday, June 25 at 7:05pm for game one versus the State College Spikes and West Virginia University theme night!