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Muskies and Polar Bears split DH

Muskies and Polar Bears split DH

The Muskingum baseball team and Ohio Northern split an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader on Friday at Wander Field. The Muskies won the opener 5-2 and dropped the nightcap, 12-1.

The Basics 

  • Records: Muskingum (12-14 overall, 5-5 OAC), Ohio Northern (13-14 overall, 4-6 OAC)
  • Location: Ada, Ohio - Wander Field

Game One 

  • Muskingum was led at the plate by junior Eddie Harper going 3-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored.
  • Senior Joe Shumar finished the game 1-for-4 with a RBI. 
  • The Muskies scored five runs on 11 hits.
  • On the mound, sophomore Patrick McGinty claimed the win pitching seven innings surrendering two runs on eight hits.
  • The Polar Bear offense was led by Kyle Schlade going 2-for-4 with a RBI.
  • Devin Carr dealt the loss for the Polar Bears pitching 7.1 innings allowing four runs on 10 hits.
  • Muskingum struck first as Harper scored on a Polar Bear miscue in the top of the first inning to claim the 1-0 advantage. 
  • Ohio Northern rallied tying the contest in the bottom of the second inning, 1-1.
  • The Muskies responded scoring another run in the top of the fifth inning as senior Matt Lynn scored on a RBI double by Harper, 2-1. 
  • The Polar Bears tied the contest once more in the bottom of the seventh, 2-2.
  • Muskingum continued to pressure the Polar Bears scoring two runs in the top of the eighth and one run in the ninth inning to claim the win.

Game Two

  • Muskingum was led at the plate by sophomore Nate Mejia and Lynn going 2-for-4.
  • Sophomore Kyle Gannon took the loss for the Muskies pitching one inning surrendering four runs on two hits.
  • As a team, Muskingum scored one run on six hits.
  • The Polar Bears were led at the dish by Schlade going 2-for-3 with three RBI's.
  • Jack Schaller claimed the win for ONU throwing four innings surrendering one run on three hits. 
  • Ohio Northern jumped to the early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning.
  • The Muskies bright spot came in the top of the second inning as senior Dallas Allen scored on a passed ball, 2-1. 
  • The Polar Bears offense erupted in the bottom of the fourth inning scoring seven runs on six hits en route to the win.

Up Next

  • Muskingum returns to action Monday, April 17 as they host Bethany. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
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