Oakland City Baseball Takes three of four, in Successful Weekend Series

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OAKLAND CITY, IN (WFIE) – Carrying a file of three-3, the Oakland City University baseball crew hosted the Eagles of Robert Morris University-Peoria, holding a 2-3 season file, the primary opponent out of doors of the NCAA Division II for the Oaks this yr. The four-sport collection noticed a doubleheader on Saturday, followed using any other two-sport set on Sunday, at Pinnick Field. Game one saw a pitching duel, as Devan Franz took the mound for his 2d begin of the 12 months. After permitting two runs in the first inning, Franz settled in, scattering seven hits and four walks, allowing three earned runs in 5 and third innings of work, while striking out six batters. Skyler Brooks pitched in comfort, going an inning and -thirds, strolling three and placing out one.OCU outhit the Eagles 10-7, however, had been unable to interrupt thru, scoring one run within the bottom of the sixth, however, misplaced 3-1. Jake Bedwell doubled home Colton White for the handiest Oakland City run of the game. Noah Baugher went three-four on the plate, while Bedwell finished 2-3. Tyler Shamblin had a pinch-hit single in his best at-bat, while White (1-4) and Will Davis (1-three) every had a double. Austin Morris and Dillon Whitten had OCU’s other hits, each going 1-4 in the loss.

 

In the second game, the Oakland City bats got here alive, as OCU determined themselves leading nine-0 after the primary inning, and 18-2 at the quit of the 1/3. The Oaks delivered one extra run within the fourth, and finished out the win 19-2.Will Davis made his first begin of the year, lasting two and a 3rd innings, permitting two runs, each earned, on one hit and six walks, whilst striking out three. Isaiah Barber threw two and -thirds innings in remedy to earn the win, giving up hits and walks, while fanning eight. Matthew Stevenson pitched the very last innings of the game, permitting one hit and one walk. Baugher endured his sturdy hitting, going an excellent 5-5 on the plate, along with a double and a triple, whilst driving in five runs and scoring three. Morris and Jenrick Rivera every went 2-2 with a walk each, while Morris linked on his first home run of the season and additionally had a triple, 3 runs batted in and 3 runs scored, and Rivera introduced a double to go with an RBI and 3 runs. Bedwell and Shamblin each went 2-three on the plate with a double apiece, with Bedwell choosing up a walk and a run scored, whilst Shamblin had two runs scored and knocked in extra. Brandon Taylor was 1-1, reaching two times by using being hit with the aid of a pitch, scoring twice and using in a single, while White become 1-1 with an RBI and a run scored. Franz hit a three-run homer to right field, his first of the yr, completing 1-four with four RBI and a run scored, at the same time as Joseph White went 1-three with an RBI and a run scored. Sunday’s first game saw the Oaks hold their early scoring, as OCU responded to a -run Eagles’ half of the first inning with seven runs of their very own, adding more inside the 2nd. Each team delivered more, as the Mighty Oaks evened their season file at 5-five with an 11-four victory. Justin Hallum, making his third start, pitched 5 complete, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits and three walks, at the same time as placing out six. Jesse Reed and Austin Kelley every pitched an inning in alleviation, with Reed placing out one and Kelley two, sending down all six batters they faced combined. Bedwell went a super 3-three on the dish, with doubles, a stroll, an RBI and three runs scored. Shamblin was 2-3, with a double, runs scored and two batted in. Baugher and Rivera every went 1-2, Baugher with a double and a run scored, and Rivera with an RBI. Taylor had a base-loaded triple, his first greater-base hit of the season, with four runs batted in and a run scored, at the same time as Whitten and Morris each went 1-3, with a stroll and a run scored. Davis had a walk, an RBI and a run scored, while Noah Gilbert knocked in some other. In the very last recreation of the weekend series, Oakland City jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning and finished with a thirteen-1 victory. Whitten earned the win, pitching four innings, giving up two hits and walks, while striking out 11. Stevenson walked three in his handiest inning of work but got out of the inning without allowing a run, at the same time as Bedwell threw a clean 6th, fanning. Nathaniel Schmittler made his season debut, giving up one earned run, hits, and a stroll, in one inning. Franz went 2-2 on the plate, with three walks and a stolen base, an RBI and four runs scored, while Shamblin went 2-four, with a double, three RBI, scoring two times. Whitten went 2-2 with a run and one batted in, while Joseph White was 2-2 with a run scored. Bedwell turned into 1-3 with a stroll, an RBI and two runs scored, even as Davis went 1-1, walked twice, scored and drove in a run. Javon Stribling took an RBI stroll and scored, and Morris was 1-three with a stolen base and a run. Kayontae Alarcon picked up his first collegiate hit, with a pinch-hit RBI single, even as Taylor finished 1-2 with a stroll.