OCU Baseball Drops 2 To Clark State
A small ball park and a wind blowing out led to six home runs by Clark State and a sweep of the Blazers by scores of 10-3 and 11-8 in Springfield. Coach Greg Bigam sees his offense improving with 20 more hits in the doubleheader. "Baseball can be a game of inches and we hit a couple of shots right at them and with one or two clutch hits with men on base we might have picked up another win. Clark State hit six home runs but on a legitimate college field probably only two would have gone out. "Still one guy hit 4 dingers for them including one that would have been out of any park including Yellowstone!"
Bigam went on to say, " I am proud of our effort and focus in the second game after losing the first game in the final inning. We did a lot of good things except for not being smart base runners, " commented Coach Bigam.
Ron Goodwin suffered another tough luck loss in game one. "Ronnie has had to pitch against the toughest opponents so far and his record is not indicitive of the job he has done so far." Goodwin gave up only 3 runs and 3 hits through the first five innings to a very good hitting team before tiring in the sixth. Kelton Sines, Tae Spell, and Michael Blevins shared the mound in game 2.
Offensively, the North Carolina duo of Spell and Blevins both had a hot day with Spell cracking out 6 hits and Blevins 4 in the two games. Tae also had 3 more stolen bases and Michael added 4 more rbi's to his season total. Max Ray and Adam Peters also continued to raise their averages with three hits a piece while Scott Mazzaro added two base knocks on the afternoon.
The Blazers are 6-8 and host Lincoln Christian University on Saturday for two games beginning at 11 am.