Bats Quieted As Baseball Drops Pair At Saginaw Valley

Bats Quieted As Baseball Drops Pair At Saginaw Valley

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich. – Ohio Dominican's baseball team managed just two runs in 16 innings as the Panthers were swept by scores of 2-0 and 7-2 Saturday afternoon at Saginaw Valley.

In the opener, the Panthers (19-28-1, 6-24 GLIAC) had five hits through the first three innings, but a pair of double plays ended scoring threats.

The Cardinals (20-28, 12-18 GLIAC) loaded the bases with nobody out in the fourth, but the Panthers escaped by turning a double play of their own and ending the inning with a fielder's choice grounder.

However, SVSU managed to push across two runs in the fifth, and ODU had just one baserunner in the final two innings.

Freshman Derek Thobe (Coldwater, Ohio) tossed a complete game, allowing seven hits and the two runs in 6.0 innings. He threw just 70 pitches in the outing, with 42 of them strikes. It was the first complete game of the season for Thobe.

Sophomore Cody Paterniti (Chardon, Ohio) went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the offense.

In game two, the Panthers scored first on an RBI double off the bat of junior Tony Evans (Medway, Ohio), bringing home freshman Colin Kaucher (Toledo, Ohio) in the second.

The Cardinals answered with three runs in the bottom half of the inning, then tacked on two more in the fourth to build a 5-1 lead.

In the fifth, senior Jacob Horsley (Thornville, Ohio) sent a 1-2 pitch back up the middle to score junior Kyle Burson (Brunswick, Ohio), but ODU was held scoreless the rest of the way.

The Panthers actually outhit SVSU 10-8 in the game, but also committed three errors that led to three unearned runs for the Cardinals.

Paterniti had two more hits and Horsley went 2-for-4 for ODU.

Freshman Garret Sendelbach (Tiffin, Ohio) worked 6.0 innings and allowed four earned runs.

Ohio Dominican concludes its season with a doubleheader at Saginaw beginning at noon Sunday.

Contact: Scott Miles