Thiel rebounds in doubleheader sweep of Bethany

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BETHANY, W.Va. – The Thiel College baseball team recorded a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) doubleheader sweep on the road over the Bethany Bison Saturday.


Kevin Forrester shut down the Bison offense as Thiel defeated Bethany 5-0 in the first game. Forrester threw a complete game four-hit shutout, striking out six along the way and facing only three more batters than the minimum to pick up his fifth win of the season.


Thiel got off to a great start by plating three runs in the top of the first. Cody Trinch led off the game with a home run. Josh Doody scored on a sacrifice fly by Trent Mosley, and Ryan Brumbaugh brought Trent Smith home on a single after Smith doubled earlier in the inning.


Thiel then pushed two more runs across in the top of the third when Smith singled to score Doody. Brumbaugh scored Smith again on an RBI single.


The long ball powered Thiel in a 12-6 win over Bethany in the second game of the doubleheader. Mosley crushed a two-run home run over the center field fence in the third inning while Smith knocked a solo bomb in the fifth inning.


Trinch kept his hot bat from the first game, going 3-for-5 in the second game with two doubles and an RBI. Trinch also stole three bases. Brian Genco went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs batted in.


Jaden Nozicka picked up his sixth win of the season after pitching five innings in the second game.


Thiel improved to 26-10 and 15-6 in the PAC with Saturday's wins. The Tomcats will wrap up the regular season with a pivotal series against the Saint Vincent Bearcats next weekend. The first game of the series will be played at Saint Vincent College on Friday. The nine-inning game is slated to begin at 3 p.m.