The Pleasant Gap Peppers stayed alive in their Centre County Baseball League playoff series with the Philipsburg Spike Island Pirates.
Dan Roan crushed a three-run home run to lift the Peppers to the 4-1 win Thursday night at Philipsburg-Osceola High School.
Roan collected three hits in the game, adding a single and double, as Pleasant Gap earned its first win in the best-of-five semifinal series. The Pirates still lead the set 2-1, and can close it out with a win Sunday afternoon at Governor’s Park in Bellefonte.
Devin Alterio had a single and double, and Tyler Lalli notched a double for the Peppers.
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Jon Romine struck out three in earning the win, surrendering just five hits.
Jake Belinda tripled to lead the Philipsburg offense.
Parker Watson struck out six in the loss, allowing six hits.