Lima, OH – The Barons swept OU Zanesville in a doubleheader on Saturday gaining two key wins in the race for the ORCC crown.
In game one the Barons were carried by a strong pitching performance by Mike Allen (Ada). Allen pitched all seven innings allowing one run on only 5 hits and one walk. Leading the way offensively for the Barons by going 3 for 3 with two singles and a triple was George McCarthy (Chaminade Julienne).
Game two had an entirely different theme to it as the Barons fell behind 5 – 0 early. In the bottom of the third the sticks got going though as the Barons answered with three runs to quickly close the gap. Another run was added in the fourth to bring the game within one but the Barons waited until the bottom of the 6th inning to finally take the lead in the ballgame by scoring two runs on a two out double by Matt Beggin (Lima Senior). Getting the win was Beau Pester (Miller City), and the save was credited to Tyler Deam (Triad).
The Barons return to action at home on Tuesday at 4:00pm as they take on another conference foe in OU Lancaster. The Barons and OU Lancaster have split their two games thus far this season.
Come out and support the Barons. Admission is free to all!