Ronny Peirish Named PAC Hitter Of The Week
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Following a career game that included a game-winning double against third-ranked Marietta, junior catcher Ronny Peirish (Wexford, Pa./Pine-Richland) earned the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week Award on Monday.
Peirish collected a career-best five hits, including three doubles, and four runs batted in, helping the Presidents (14-5, 10-1) rally from nine runs down to knock off Marietta 11-10 Sunday afternoon.
Peirish’s one-out, book-rule double in the bottom of the ninth inning plated senior second baseman Scott Liller (Moon Township, Pa./Moon) with the game-winning run as W&J defeated its highest-ranked opponent in program history.
Overall last week, Peirish batted .556 (10-18) in six games, knocking in nine runs, while scoring eight. He recorded a trio of multi-hit performances and five of his 10 hits went for extra bases.
Peirish leads the Presidents with two triples and is tied with a team-high with four two-base hits and 17 RBI. He is batting .333 and has thrown out three potential base stealers during his time behind the plate.
A career .314 hitter, Peirish is a three-year starter for W&J having appeared in 99 games. He has tallied 68 RBI and 25 extra-base hits, including three home runs.
W&J returns to conference action on Wednesday at Waynesburg (4:00 pm). The Presidents will be looking for the season sweep, having defeated the Yellow Jackets twice in Washington on April 2.