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College baseball roundup for March 30


SOFTBALL

Wright State snapped a six-game losing streak by sweeping Cleveland State on Saturday 6-3 and 6-5. The Raiders scored five runs in the sixth inning, keyed by a pair of RBI bunt singles from Alanna Williams and Lindsay Barrett. Montana Wear went the distance, scattering six hits and striking-out two. Trailing 5-2 in game two, Jess Gorman started the comeback with a solo home run. After RBI singles from Kortney Tackett, Angie Clark, and Alex Machen, the Raiders found themselves with a one-run lead. Krystian DeWitt blanked the Vikings over the final two innings  to pick up her third win. Wright State (5-19) travels to Valparaiso on Monday.

University of Dayton right-hander Kayla English tossed a complete-game, two-hitter in UD's 1st game at Saint Louis. She tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts, as the Flyers won 5-1. In the decisive fifth inning, Kathleen Maloof had a two-run triple, and Kasi Vazquez doubled her home to break open the game.  UD fell to the Billikens in the second game of the doubleheader 3-2. UD reliever Alysha Isaacson surrendered a two-out RBI single to Lindsay Friedman in the bottom of the seventh inning. Dayton will take an 11-14 record to Rochester, Mich., on Monday for a doubleheader with Oakland.

Wittenberg's softball team was swept at home in a doubleheader on Saturday 5-0 and 5-3 to Ohio Wesleyan. Catcher Ashlee Wright provided the only offense for the Tigers (9-4, 0-2 NCAC), pounding out a three-run home run in game two. Wittenberg travels to Kenyon College on Tuesday for a doubleheader.

Miami University earned a split with Bowling Green on Saturday, winning 3-2 in the opener before falling 5-1 in game two. The RedHawks (7-19, 3-1 MAC) clung to a 3-0 lead heading in to the bottom of the seventh in the first game. Bowling Green rallied for two runs before Megan Mattera recorded a strikeout and induced a groundout for her first career save. The Falcons jumped out early in the nightcap to go up 5-0 after two innings. Kayla Ledbetter's RBI single in the seventh was the only run Miami could get off of Bowling Green starter Jamie Kertes. Miami will host Butler in a doubleheader on Tuesday. The first game is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

BASEBALL

The University of Dayton was blanked by Rhode Island on Saturday 4-0. UD mustered only two hits, one each from Ian Hundley and Robby Sunderman. The Flyers (6-15-1) wrap up the series with the Rams on the road today at noon.

Wright State faltered late to lose 7-4 to visiting Youngstown State. The Penguins held a 4-1 advantage heading in to the bottom of the sixth, when Garrett Gray belted a solo home run, and Michael Timm drove in a run to cut the deficit to one. Kieston Greene's sacrifice fly in the 7th tied the game at 4-4. Things fell apart in the top of the eighth as three straight hit-by-pitches forced in the go-ahead run for Youngstown State. A subsequent throwing error allowed the final two runs to score for YSU (7-18). The Raiders (9-14) host Otterbein on Monday at 6:30 p.m. before the Cincinnati Bearcats come to town on Tuesday night.

Wittenberg rode a seven-game win streak into their doubleheader at Wabash on Saturday. Wabash squeaked out a 2-1 win in the first game, before Witt battled back to win the second game 8-4. Brandon Reaman had three hits in each game for the Tigers (11-2, 3-1 NCAC). Graham Wolff tripled, homered and drove in four runs in game two. Wittenberg will host Wilmington on Wednesday night at 6 p.m.

Clark State kept its record unblemished (8-0) with a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Midwest, winning 10-0 and 11-6. Mike Dunfee improved to 3-0 with a one-hit shutout in game one. Dunfee finished with 14 strikeouts. Matt Luke had three hits and 4 RBIs. In the second game, Trent Pugh recorded the win and helped his own cause at the plate with a home run and three RBIs. Titus Montgomery drove in three runs, and Bronson Marlett was 3-for-3 with a pair of triples and two RBIs. Clark State's next game is Monday at home against Ohio Christian.

Miami University knocked off Toledo 13-4 on Saturday improving to 4-1 in the MAC and 11-11 overall. Miami jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings, and put up five in the eighth. The RedHawks had eight extra-base hits. First baseman Kevin Bower had two doubles to go along with his four hits. Scott Slappey had a pair of doubles and also drove in three runs. Mac Thoreson won his second game of the season going seven innings. Miami wraps up the three-game series today with the Rockets in Toledo.

Sinclair split a doubleheader with Cuyahoga CC on Saturday, winning 4-2 in the opener and losing 9-5 in the nightcap. In game one, Sinclair scored all of its runs in the third inning on an RBI single from Austin Downing and a three-run triple from Matt Sullivan. Craig Koehler picked up the win, striking out six in 5 two-thirds innings. In the second game, the Tartan Pride (15-9) scored all five of its runs in the bottom of the fourth, highlighted by an RBI double from Tyler Raymond and RBI singles from Alex Delk and Jonathan Lowe. Sinclair plays Thursday at Ashland University's JV team.


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