PCC Baseball Falls Short Of NJCAA World Series

The Pitt Community College baseball team's journey to the NJCAA World Series ended today, one win shy of a trip to Grand Junction, Colorado, where the tournament will begin later this week.

After splitting the first two games of the Eastern District Championship Series with Hagerstown Community College, PCC lost the decisive third game on Monday, 7-3.

With the loss, the Bulldogs finished the 2008 season with a 41-15 record.

Pitt, which earned the right to play for the Eastern District title by winning the Region X Tournament Championship in Burlington, N.C., on May 11, lost its opening game with the Hawks, 5-4, on Saturday.

After rain washed out Sunday's action, the Bulldogs kept their season alive with a 5-4 victory in Monday's first game. A two-run homer by Josh Ashton and solid relief pitching keyed the win.

Hagerstown jumped out to an early, 2-0 lead in Monday's rubber match. But Pitt answered and took a 3-2 advantage before a Hagerstown rally made it 4-3. The Hawks would go on to add three more runs while keeping the PCC offense at bay the rest of the way.