JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Pitt-Johnstown rallied in extra innings to defeat Fairmont State, 3-2, in game one, but the Falcons rebounded behind a strong pitching performance to take the nightcap, 4-1.
In the first game, the Falcons and Mountain Cats dueled to a 1-1 tie through the scheduled seven innings. Brian Coleman's RBI single through the left side in the top of the ninth inning gave FSU a 2-1 lead, but Jeff Campbell tied things up in the bottom half of the inning with a solo home run to lead things off. Later in the inning with two outs, Zach Vignero doubled in Matt McMillen to give the win to the Mountain Cats.
Tyler Kincaid pitched seven strong innings giving up just one run on four hits and striking out seven UPJ batters. Nick Mayle was dealt the loss pitching the final 1.2 innings.Trevor Funk and Coleman each had two hits for Fairmont State.
In the second game, Jamie Allard (1-3) earned the first victory of his collegiate career by pitching the Falcons to a 4-1 win over Pitt-Johnstown. Allard went the distance allowing just four hits and one run while walking five and striking out two.
FSU grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second inning scoring on a wild pitch and then later on a walk with the bases loaded. UPJ got one back in the bottom half of the inning, but Jeff Fansler doubled and then later scored on an error to make it 3-1. The Falcons added one more insurance run for Allard in the top of the seventh when Tyler Lucas singled through the left side scoring Nolan Tucci.
Fairmont State will now open a five-game homestand starting on Wednesday against WV State at 1 p.m. at Mary Lou Retton Park.