COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's baseball team was clicking on all cylinders as it pounded out 16 hits and took advantage of seven Findlay errors to claim a 14-2 home victory over the Oilers in GLIAC play Sunday from Panther Valley.
The Panthers (19-15, 9-10 GLIAC) broke the game open with a seven-run third inning, sending 11 batters to the plate, and seven players had at least two hits for ODU. Findlay fell to 9-20 (6-13 GLIAC) with the loss.
Sophomore Ryan Colegate (Centerville, Ohio) allowed just four hits and two unearned runs in 7.1 innings, walking two and fanning three in improving to 3-2 on the year.
The 14 runs was the second-most scored by ODU this spring, and the 16 hits are tied for second-most as well.
After sophomore Kyle Tisdale (Uniontown, Ohio) staked ODU to a first inning lead with a two-out, two-RBI single, the Panthers exploded in the third. Senior Bryan Rudolph (Pickerington, Ohio) had an RBI single, and junior Phil Jaskot (Upper Arlington, Ohio) had a two-run basehit off the glove of the Findlay second baseman.
Later, with the bases loaded, senior Jossue Delgado (Barinas, Venezuela) hit a ball sharply into right field to score junior Ronn Bidwell (Syracuse, N.Y.) and freshman Nick Mazzone (Clarkston, Mich.), and after the ball was over-run in the outfield, senior Drew Ryan (Newark, Ohio) scored all the way from first to give the Panthers a 9-1 lead.
In the fourth, freshman Kyle Burson (Brunswick, Ohio) had an RBI basehit, and ODU tallied four more runs in the seventh to cap its scoring.
Delgado finished 3-for-5 with three RBI, while Tisdale also drove in three runs. Mazzone scored three times out of the leadoff spot and had two hits, while senior Anthony Raschilla (Girard, Ohio), Jaskot, Bidwell and Burson also finished with two hits apiece.
Colegate matched a career-best by allowing just the four hits in a start, and it was his longest outing without allowing an earned run as well as he dropped his ERA to 2.11 this season. He threw 65 of his 103 pitches for strikes.
Ohio Dominican will take on Malone in a single nine inning game at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Panther Valley.
Contact: Scott Miles