Offense Clicks As Baseball Ends Trip with 12-5 Victory

Anthony Raschilla
Anthony Raschilla

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – Ohio Dominican's baseball team ended its week in Florida on a high note, defeating Seton Hill 12-5 Saturday to wrap up play at the Russ Matt Central Florida Invitational.

The Panthers went 9-3 in their 12 games in Florida and return to Ohio with a 10-5 record overall.

ODU pounded out 15 hits in Saturday's win, including three apiece by senior Anthony Raschilla (Girard, Ohio) and junior Kyle Suminski (Fraser, Mich.). Raschilla and classmate Drew Ryan (Newark, Ohio) each knocked in three runs apiece as well.

Senior Alex Borgan (Pickerington, Ohio) pitched six strong innings, allowing three earned runs while striking out four. He improved to 1-2 on the spring.

Raschilla and sophomore Jacob Horsley (Thornville, Ohio) each had RBI singles as ODU jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and junior Kyle Tisdale had an RBI in the second to make it 4-0.

Seton Hill answered with two runs in the third, then tied it after single tallies in the fourth and fifth frames.

But ODU pulled away in the sixth and seventh innings. A throwing error and a sacrifice fly by freshman Tony Evans (Medway, Ohio) made it 6-4 in the sixth, and RBI singles by Raschilla and Horsley extended the lead to 8-4 in the seventh.

The Panthers then put it away with a four-run ninth inning, with Raschilla, senior Bryan Rudolph (Pickerington, Ohio), Horsley and junior Phil Jaskot (Upper Arlington, Ohio) each contributing RBIs.

Ryan, Tisdale, Rudolph and Horsley each had two hits to also lead the Panther offense.

Ohio Dominican begins GLIAC play with a doubleheader at Lake Erie at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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