ELKINS, W. Va. – Ohio Dominican's baseball team set a school and G-MAC record with 17 walks and tied a school-record with a 12-run inning as the Panthers closed the weekend with a 27-9 win over Davis & Elkins on Saturday. The Panthers had dropped the opener 7-4.
The 27 runs scored are just shy of the school record 30 which came in 1983 against Urbana. They're the fifth-most in a game by a Division II team this year, entering the weekend.
The 17 walks are also the fifth-most by a D-II team this year, while freshman Thomas Staab (Bellville, Ohio) tied a G-MAC record with five runs scored as he went 5-for-5 with three walks in the game while also swiping four bases.
With the game tied at 6-6 going to the fourth, ODU put it away by putting up the dozen runs, the most in an inning since the Panthers also had a 12 run inning against Capital in 2001.
The Panthers sent 16 hitters to the plate in that frame and scored 10 of the runs with two outs.
ODU also had five run frames in the first and fifth innings and would rack up 22 hits in the game.
In addition to Staab's huge day, senior Genesis Hillard (Cincinnati, Ohio) went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and four runs scored while junior Joey Machuga (Canfield, Ohio) and sophomore Tim Zeller (Mount Vernon, Ohio) also had four RBIs. Freshman Manny Vorhees (Wapakoneta, Ohio) also had three hits and three RBIs.
Junior Logan Giddings (Pickerington, Ohio) logged 3.0 innings of relief and surrendered just one hit.
Ohio Dominican remains on the road for a four-game series at Trevecca Nazarene, beginning at 2 p.m. (CT) Friday.
Contact: Scott Miles