Lima, OH – The Barons had a busy week this past week as they played 6 games in between the rainy weather. The Barons managed to win 4 of the 6 contests. The Barons wins included a 6 to 5, extra inning game at OSU Newark, a doubleheader split with Cincinnati Christian University, a doubleheader sweep of OU Zanesville. The Barons other was at the hands of Miami University Middletown in a non conference matchup. The Barons are now 14 & 13 overall, while still rolling in ORCC play with a conference leading record of 9 & 1.
In the win over OSU Newark, the Barons were carried by Freshman Pitcher, Greg Patterson who went all 9 innings. When asked about Patterson’s performance, Coach Ambroza replied, “We kept putting Greg back out there, because he was throwing strikes and putting the ball where he needed to, keeping his pitch count down. It was by far Greg’s best performance thus far in his young collegiate career.” The Barons scored the winning run in the 9th , when on a rare error by OSU Newark, their first of the game, Tyler Slonecker was able to score after he had reached base thanks to a base on balls.
The Barons didn’t have much time to enjoy their late inning theatrics as they turned around for a doubleheader the next day versus Cincinnati Christian University. The Barons were able to split the two games with the Eagles outscoring them in the first game 11 to 5, but then getting out slugged in the 2nd 17 to 10.
Saturday saw another doubleheader for the Barons, now playing host to ORCC foe OU Zanesville. In game 1, Freshman Pitcher Cory Echols threw a complete game, 4 hit shutout to lead the Barons to an 8 to 0 victory. In game 2, the Barons bats would not be denied victory, sprinting out to 10 runs in the first inning! They would hold on to claim victory in a mercy rule shortened contest 17 to 7. Sophomore Centerfielder, Adam Hemker led the way for the Barons in both games going 4 for 5 on the day, with 6 RBI, a HR, and a triple.
Sunday was a wet & messy day. However, the Barons were determined to get in yet another doubleheader, this time versus Miami University Middletown. Unfortunately, after losing the first contest Mother Nature put a halt to all baseball for the day, and the 2nd game was called due to poor conditions. MU Middletown topped the Barons 7 to 2 in the lone game played.
The Barons continue their home stand with an ORCC matchup with OU Lancaster on 4/27/10 @ 4pm, then a non conference doubleheader matchup versus Rochester College on 4/29/10 @ 2pm, and then they close out the regular season on the road at OU Lancaster on 5/1/10 @ 1pm.
Come out and support your Barons! Admission is free to all games.