PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville baseball team was swept over the weekend by U.Va.-Wise in a Mid-South Conference series.
The Cavaliers opened the series with a 4-1 win on Friday, and then took a pair from the Bears on Saturday by scores of 8-7 and 6-1.
Wise 4, UPIKE 1: The Bears tied the game with a run in the top of the fourth but saw the Cavaliers score two in the bottom of the frame and tack on an insurance run in the fifth to pull out the win.
Adam Overbay and Pat O’Brien had doubles, with O’Brien delivering the lone run when Nate Goodwin scored. Goodwin singled in the loss, as did Chris Morford and Jason Rosen.
David Bishop got the loss, allowing three runs in 3-1/3 innings. He gave up five hits and struck out three. Kyle Robertson went the final 4-2/3, fanning three and scattering two hits.
Wise 8, UPIKE 7: The Bears pounded out 10 hits and led 6-0 after five but the Cavs had three straight multiple-run innings before winning in the bottom of the ninth.
Overbay, Goodwin and Luke Wright had two hits apiece in the game. Overbay, who scored and drove in runs, had a double, while Wright doubled and scored twice and Goodwin scored once. Morford had a double, drove in two and scored.
Brad Andrews doubled and drove in two. Rosen and Andrew Hitchcock each had hits; Rosen scored twice and Hitchcock added an RBI.
Chris Noble threw the first six, striking out five and allowing three earned runs. Three relievers went the last 2-1/3 innings, allowing 10 hits and five earned runs.
Wise 6, UPIKE 1: The Bears took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when Rosen doubled and scored. But the Cavaliers tied it in the third and used a four-run fourth to take control.
Overbay also doubled, while Andrews and Morford singled.
Mike Rappazzo started and went 3-2/3. He was charged with five runs, only two of which were earned. Jake Sokoll went the final 2-1/3. Both had three strikeouts.