Offense Dominates with 29 Combined Runs in Pair of Wins Over AB

Offense Dominates with 29 Combined Runs in Pair of Wins Over AB

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's baseball team swept Alderson Broaddus Sunday afternoon in Great Midwest Athletic Conference action with final scores of 15-10 and 14-4 in Panther Valley.

Gensis Hillard (Cincinnati, Ohio) had six hits on the day to lead the Panther offense as he was 4-for-5 in game two with two home runs, a double and seven RBI's. Collin Kaucher (Toledo, Ohio) also had five hits on the afternoon and four RBI's.

In game one, the Panthers jumped on the board in the first with four runs as Kaucher hit a solo home run and Michael Lang (Cincinnati, Ohio) singled to score Hillard and Tim Zeller (Mount Vernon, Ohio) before AB pitching walked in the fourth run to bring in Joey Machuga (Canfield, Ohio).

AB would score once in the second before ODU put a pair of runs on the board in the bottom half making the score 6-1.

In the fourth, Zeller homered to left making the score 7-2 before AB would take the lead 10-7 with an eight run sixth. However, ODU would answer in the bottom half with an eight run inning of their own capped off with a Noah Bland (Oberlin, Ohio) three run home run.

After a walk to lead off the seventh for AB, Zeller shut down the side to earn the win.

Once again, ODU jumped on the Battlers scoring four time in the bottom half of the first in game two.

Hillard homered to left to bring around Kaucher and Manny Vorhees (Wapakoneta, Ohio) before Chris Sackett (Loveland, Ohio) singled to score Machuga. Hillard would hit his second homer of the game in the second that also brought around Kaucher to make the score 6-0 through the first two innings.  

The Panthers would tack on four more runs in the fifth capped off with Hillard's single that scored Vorhees. AB would score four time in the seventh before ODU answered with three more in the eighth.

The Panthers (12-9, 6-2) continues G-MAC play as they host Cedarville for a doubleheader on Wednesday, March 27 at 2 and 5 p.m. in Panther Valley.