Wayne State wins first, Findlay takes the second
By: Macaulay M. Williams
Over the weekend, the University of Findlay baseball team split a four-game series with Wayne State University. On Saturday April 1, 2017, the Oilers traveled to Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan to take on the Warriors. The Oilers however, were unsuccessful as they dropped the first two games of the series. Both were low-scoring pitching duels.
The Oilers dropped the first game 2-1 and then dropped the second game 3-2. During the first game the Oilers had seven hits, but only managed to push one run across the plate. During the second game of the doubleheader the Oilers had six hits, but only managed to score two runs.
The Oilers luck would change as the final two games of the series shifted to The Cube in Findlay. On Sunday April 2, 2017, the Oilers won game 3 by a score of 5-1, and game 4 by a score of 5-3. In the first game on Sunday, Findlay pitcher Mark Delas pitched a gem as he went seven innings, allowing one earned run on two hits, while striking out eight.
During game two of the Sunday doubleheader, Wayne State staked themselves to a 2-0 lead by scoring runs in the second and third innings. The Oilers rallied by scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth, and three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 4-2 lead. Both teams would score a run in the eighth inning for a final score of 5-3. Findlay pitcher Tyler Kennedy earned the win on the mound, improving to 2-0 on the year by tossing 6 2/3 innings, allowing two unearned runs on five hits while striking out five and walking three.
788The Oilers now stand 16-7 overall and 7-5 in GLIAC play. The team will be back in action on Wednesday, April 5 as they hit the road to battle Urbana.