DONALDSON – Ancilla pitcher Josh Copp continued to shutout the opposition as Ancilla College split a doubleheader with visiting Mott Community College on Saturday, winning 3-0 in Game 1 and losing 6-0 in Game 2.
Copp claimed his third victory of the season, surrendering just four hits and two walks in four innings of work. The freshman pitcher has now gone 27 innings without allowing a single earned run, the best mark in all of NJCAA Division II.
“Josh Copp continues to get the job done,” said Ancilla skipper Joe Yonto, who has had nothing but praise to offer his freshman standout.
Offensively, Ancilla (6-13, 3-3 MCCAA) did all of its damage in the third inning, as Mark Reel, Jared Eller, and Fletcher Goodman each collected RBIs on consecutive at-bats.
Evan Depew pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief to get his second save of the year.
“We executed with timely hitting from Reel, Eller, and Goodman, solid defense, and Evan Depew coming in to save the game,” said Yonto. “That is the type of team effort that gets the job done for the wins.”
In Game 2, Ancilla had no answer for Mott (7-10, 2-2 MCCAA) pitcher David Blalock, who held the Chargers to just one hit in a 6-0 victory.
Tyler Jackson allowed five runs in 2 1/3 innings to take the loss.
Goodman managed the only hit of the game – a double – to go along with a walk.
“They had excellent pitching,” said Yonto. “We put ourselves behind early and just got it taken to us. They executed and we didn’t.”
The Chargers will resume play on Tuesday when they travel to Kalamazoo, MI, to play MCCAA Conference foe Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Opening pitch is at 2:00 p.m. EST.