WILSON, N.C. – Ohio Dominican's baseball team hung with No. 18 Mercyhurst through five and a half innings, but a five-run sixth inning propelled the Lakers to a 10-1 victory on Friday.
ODU (4-5) had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the first as senior Genesis Hillard (Cincinnati, Ohio) had walked to start the game and later scored on a passed ball.
The Lakers (5-1) countered with two runs in the bottom of the inning, but the score remained that way until the fifth, when Mercyhurst scored twice more to take a 4-1 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, though, Mercyhurst plated five runs to pull away.
Ohio Dominican takes on Cal (Pa.) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Wilson.
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