Men's Baseball News
Halfway through the game with Division 1 and ranked Cedarville, it looked lilke the upstart Blazers baseball squad was set for the upset of the season. Tied 2-2 in the 5th, the game got away on two freak plays. In the top of the fifth, the inning ending third out was lost in the sun and fell for a two run double for Cedarville.
The OCU Basebal team kept it rolling on Saturday as they traveled to Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio, site of this year's NCCAA World Series, and swept regional foe Johnson Bible College by scores of 9-4 and 8-4. The sweep of the two games will hopefully clinch the number one seed for the Blazers at the regional tournament in two weeks.
It was a case of good news bad news in Mansfield on Tuesday as the OCU Baseball team picked up their first ever win over OSU Mansfield 14 to 6 in the first game of a doubleheader, but lost a chance for a sweep when the Blazers lost the second game 8-7 in extra innings. "We battled all day in a bright sun, high winds, and with limited pitching.
The Trailblazers baseballers picked up their seventh and eighth wins of the year with a twinbill sweep of Lincoln Christian University by scores of 3-0 and 7-0. Righthanders Steven Vogelgesang and Michael Blevins spun back to back shut outs on a windy Saturday at OCU. Vogelgesang gave up only two hits in a seven inning complete game effort while striking out 9.
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.
The Ohio Christian Baseball Squad had the hot bats on a cool evening at VA Stadium in Chillicothe, banging out a school record 17 hits and scoring a record 23 runs in thumping Freewill Baptist 23-4 Monday night. The win also set another Blazer Baseball mark with the sixth win of the season marking the most wins in a season for OCU Baseball.
The Ohio Christian Baseball Team picked up their fifth win of the young season with a 12 to 10 rain shortened win over Ohio University Chillicothe. The Blazers played in a cold consistent rain at the VA Stadium in Chillicothe, led the entire game and got the win when the umpires called the game after 6 innings when it became nearly impossible to hang on to the ball or the bat.
Ohio Chrisitan split a doubleheader with one of the OCAC league favorites, losing the first game with two outs in the seventh and then turning the tables winning the nightcap with two outs in the seventh. OCU won the second game in their final at bat when Tae Spell walked, stole his third base of the game and then scored on a two out single by Kelton Sines. The Blazers lost the
The Ohio Christian Trailblazer Baseball Squad completed a season opening swing to the south by going 3-1 against regional foes Freewill and Johnson Bible, before losing a doubleheader to NCAA Division 2 North Greenville University. The Blazers started out with a potent offense, garnering 24 hits in two games at Freewill Baptist, winning 10-3 and 20-5 in Nashville on Saturday.
The page has been turned in the book of baseball at Ohio Christian University. The Blazers welcome in a new head coach. Coach Greg Bigam takes the helm of a growing OCU program. Although their win/loss record over the past few years has been lopsided, there has been a core of talent and character growing in Circleville, Ohio.