Hillsdale, MI – The University of Findlay baseball team dropped two games on Sunday, April 9 in Hillsdale, Michigan to the Chargers of Hillsdale College. With the two losses, Findlay falls to 17-11 overall with a 7-9 mark in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) while the Chargers move to 15-16 overall and 8-8 in league play. Home runs were the difference on the day as Hillsdale would blast eight balls over the fence in the double-header, four in each game.
Game 3 | L 11-7 (Box Score)
Both teams traded zeros in the first two innings of play, but the Oilers were first on the board in the top of inning number three. Junior Cameron Johnson began the inning with an infield single and advanced on a passed ball. After a fly out, junior Josh Schwerer doubled to left center field, scoring Johnson and giving the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Senior Logan Harrah then walked and was followed by a single from freshman Casey Gould that scored Schwerer. A single from senior Peter Yorgen would plate the final run of the inning and five Findlay a 3-0 lead after three innings.
The Chargers came back with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the lead to 3-2, but Findlay came back with a pair of runs of their own in the fifth, both of which scored on a double from Peter Yorgen.
However, over the next two innings, the home team would plate nine runs to take an 11-5 lead with just three outs remaining for the Oilers. A pair of doubles led to two runs, but it was not enough as Findlay would fall 11-7.
Yorgen was the lone player in the Orange and Black to collect multiple hits as he finished 2-for-3 for the day. He had a run scored and a team-high three RBI.
Sophomore Mark Delas took the loss on the hill as he threw five innings and allowed 11 runs, eight earned, on nine hits. He walked three and struck out eight and allowed four home runs in the loss.
Game 4 | L 9-5 (Box Score)
The Chargers did not wait to fall behind in the second contest of the day as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead after two innings and, after a single run from the Oilers in the top of the third, added five runs in the bottom of the third to take a 7-1 lead.
Findlay scored an unearned run in the seventh after a leadoff triple from Schwerer and added another in the eighth after a walk, hit by pitch, passed ball, and wild pitch scored Cameron Johnson to begin the inning. A single from freshman Casey Gould would score junior Troy Merriman for the second run of the inning and the final run of the day for the Oilers.
Gould, sophomore Derrick Herd, and Johnson each had two hits for Findlay. Gould and Herd picked up a pair of RBI in the game while Johnson scored two runs.
Sophomore Tyler Kennedy took the loss on the hill as he allowed seven runs on nine hits. He walked and struck out zero in the game.
Findlay will take on the University of Indianapolis in a home game on Tuesday, April 11 at 2:00 pm.