OCU Drops Two to Toccoa Falls College
The OCU Baseball Team traveled to Georgia and lost two close games to the Eagles of Toccoa Falls by scores of 4-2 and 5-3.
According to Coach Greg Bigam, the day was an afternoon of looking at the glass half full or half empty. "We out hit Toccoa, made no errors in 2 games, were tied headed to the 6th inning each game, and were playing our second set of games while they were playing their 17th game." "On the other hand, we ran the bases poorly and wasted base runners in game one, we walked 12 guys in the two games, and bottom line we lost both games."
Ryan Black started game one on the mound and pitched pretty well through 5 innings giving up just 3 runs. Ron Goodwin finished up on the hill and gave up one run. Offensively. Stefan Vasiloff and Michael Blevins stayed hot with the bats. Vasiloff cracked a double and two singles, while Blevins added 2 base hits for the Blazers. Black, Goodwin, Adam Peters, Max Ray, and Kelton Sines all added a hit for OCU in the opener. Ray and Peters had the OCU runs batted in.
In game 2, the Blazers fought back to tie the game at 2-2, only to give up 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th to lose 5-3. Logan Creech started on the mound and went 5 innings giving up 3 of the Toccoa runs.
Catcher Max Ray led the bats in game two reaching base all 4 times with two hits including a double. Vasiloff added his 5th double of the season, while Peters, Goodwin, and Sines each added a single.
The Blazers are 2-2 and after being rained out of their games with St. Louis Christian, face NCAA D2 Cedarville for a DH on Thursday at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio.