College baseball roundup for March 23

Wright State splits with Valparaiso

Jeff Limbaugh singled home Mark Fowler in the bottom of the  9th inning to lift Wright State to a 6-5 victory over Valparaiso in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Limbaugh finished with 3 hits in the game, and Garrett Gray tripled, homered, and drove in 3 runs for the Raiders. Travis Hissong entered the game in the ninth inning to pick up his first win of the season.

In game two, Valpo plated two runs in the top of the tenth inning off Hissong to garner a split of the DH, knocking off WSU 5-3. The Raiders scored all of their runs in the third inning on an RBI double from Michael Timm, an run-scoring single from Gray and a sac fly by Cody Gardner.

Wright State is now 8-12 and Valparaiso is 9-13. The Raiders next scheduled game is on Tuesday at home against Bowling Green at 6:30 p.m.

Cedarville sweeps Urbana

Cedarville University won a pair of one-run G-MAC contests on Saturday, besting Urbana University 5-4 and 4-3. In the first game, Logan Kasabian broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning with an RBI single. Steve Cardwell's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth gave the Yellow Jackets a much-needed insurance run. Rob Nesteroff struck out 5 to pick up the win in relief. Urbana's Jordan Pergrem finished 2-for-3 at the plate, and Robert Tavone Jr. added an RBI double.

In game 2, Urbana took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning on Drew Ryan's RBI single. However, Cedarville mounted a comeback late as David Lenhardt smacked a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to give the Yellow Jackets the win.  Cedarville improves to 10-5 overall and 2-1 in the G-MAC. Urbana falls to 9-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play.

Cedarville travels to Frankfort, Ky. on Tuesday for a twinbill with Kentucky State. Urbana takes on Wright State-Lake in a DH on Thursday afternoon starting at 3 p.m.

Miami sweeps 3-game series from Eastern Michigan

After Brooks Fiala tossed a 6-hit shutout in a 4-0 win Friday for the Redhawks, Miami finished off Eastern Michigan on Saturday in a doubleheader to take the weekend series sweep. Miami took the first game 13-6 as Alex Johnson led the way with 3 hits, including a pair of doubles, and 3 RBIs. Dan Walsh and John Crummy also contributed three hits each. Walsh finished with 4 RBIs. In the nightcap, Ryan Elble belted a two-out, bases-clearing double in the bottom of the seventh to erase a one-run deficit, as the Redhawks went on to win 6-4. Miami improves to 10-10 and will host Xavier on Tuesday night at 6 p.m.

Dayton swept at home by Saint Louis

The University of Dayton dropped to 0-3 in the conference with a pair of losses to Saint Louis by the scores of 9-1 and 7-2. In the first game, freshman Kyle Robinett provided the only offense with an RBI single in the second inning. Jack Schutzius and Aaron Huesman both had 2 hits in the game one loss. In the second game, Robby Sunderman and Mark Podlas had RBI singles. Dayton (5-14-1) will host Akron on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Wittenberg win 5th straight

Wittenberg knocked off Mount Union 7-6 and 4-2 in a doubleheader sweep on Saturday at Carleton Davidson Stadium. In game one, with the score tied 2-2, Tyler Hutchinson launched a two-run home run to give the Tigers the lead. Mount Union battled back to regain the lead in the top of the seventh. However, Northmont grad Brandon Reaman singled home Brandon Jordan with the tying run in the bottom of the seventh setting up Hutchinson's game-winning RBI double.

Hutchinson also homered in the nightcap and catcher will Cousins drove in two runs to give the Tigers the run support necessary to back up Kevin Tolle's solid pitching performance. Tolle (2-0) scattered 3 hits over 7 innings and struck out four, as Wittenberg improves to 8-1 on the season. Witt travels to Mount Union today for a twinbill starting at 1 p.m.

Sinclair splits DH with Owens

Sinclair's Matt Sullivan homered and drove in 3 runs, but the Tartan Pride fell in extra innings to Owens 7-6 in game one of a doubleheader at Athletes in Action Sports Complex in Xenia. In the second game, Sinclair pitcher Stephen Holland saw his first action of the season since donating a kidney to his father in February. Holland pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief, gave up one run, and got the save in a 8-5 win over Owens. Jon Lowe had 3 hits in the game, and Sullivan, Lance Straley, and AJ Kruzel each drove in two runs as Sinclair moves its record to 12-7.

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