By Alyssa Grevenkamp
The University of Findlay Baseball team was on the road this weekend taking on the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals in University Center, Michigan.
The Oilers went 1-3 on the weekend dropping the first game of their double header 4-1 on Friday afternoon.
They ended up winning the second game on Friday afternoon 8-6.
The Oilers started the second game just like they started the first one: jumping out to a 1-0 lead early in the first inning.
Saginaw ended up taking a 2-1 lead over Findlay in that second game after just three innings of play, but the Oilers would fight back in the fourth and fifth innings and would eventually take a 5-2 lead over SVSU.
Then, in the eighth inning, SVSU capitalized on a three-run homerun to tie the game up 5-5. But yet again, the Oilers would have an answer.
Austin Adams was an offensive threat all day for the Oilers. He had two hits, scored two runs, and had an RBI. Pete Burkett and Pete Yorgen had two hits each, a run scored, and an RBI while Kevin Schrock had one hit and two RBIs.
Jon Walker earned his first victory on the season as he pitched eight innings for Findlay. He allowed five runs on six hits. Walker struck out five and walked one.
Alex Williams came in for the save and even though he gave up a run, he sealed the deal and got the 8-6 win for the Oilers.
Then on Saturday, the Oilers had another doubleheader, but this time the games didn’t go the Oilers way. The first game Findlay lost 9-0. In the second game, they lost 9-2.
In the second game on Saturday, SVSU took an early 3-0 lead by the bottom of the third inning. Austin Adams got things started with an RBI double and put the Oilers on the board in the top of the fourth inning.
Saginaw would answer in the fifth with three runs. Findlay’s only other run would come in the sixth inning when Chase Goulette scored on a fielder’s choice from Cameron Johnson.
Austin Rodesky took the loss on the mound. He pitched four innings and allowed five runs on six hits. He struck out four and walked three.
The Oilers record is now 7-21 on the season. The Findlay Baseball team will be back in action on Saturday at home against Malone.