Oilers baseball looking to ride victory momentum
By: Dylan DeWitt
In what would come down to be a nail-bitter, the Findlay Oilers baseball team was able to show its strength at the end of the game to capture the victory against Lincoln Memorial.
The game which was held during the road trip to Tennessee saw a roller coaster throughout all seven innings played. After the first inning, the game would be tied 1-1. However, in just a short two innings, the Oilers quickly found themselves down by four runs, 6-2 after giving up a homerun to the Railsplitters.
The momentum found its way back on the Oilers side as the fifth inning began with multiple hits. This inning saw four Oilers cross home plate to tie the ball game at 6-6 going into the last 2 ½ innings. This is where the relief pitching would need to come up and the bats of the Oilers would have to stay alive and woke throughout the remainder of the game. Both did just that.
Freshman Trey Bame would look to take control of the mounded to help close out the game. In four innings of work, Bame struck out two batters while not allowing a single run. In the final inning, the Oilers manufactured another run and hold tough on the final half inning to close out the victory.
At the plate, the Oilers were led by senior Derrick Herd with two hits while also scoring three out of the seven runs. He also added an RBI while teammate Ryan Johnson hit a double, scored twice, and had two RBIs as well.
The Oilers will be home this upcoming weekend for their season home opener at the Cube April 5 and 6. They will face off against a Great Midwest Athletic Conference foe, the Pioneers of Malone University. The double header will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Findlay.