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Muskingum and Heidelberg split DH

Muskingum and Heidelberg split DH

The Muskingum baseball team and the Heidelberg Student Princes split an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday at Mose Morehead Field. Heidelberg won the opener 7-6 and Muskingum claimed the nightcap, 7-6.

The Basics

  • Records: Muskingum (9-12 overall, 2-4 OAC), Heidelberg (13-10, 3-3 OAC)
  • Location: New Concord, Ohio - Mose Morehead Field
  • Weather: Sunny and 60 degrees

Game Two

  • Sophomore Kyle Gannon fired five strong innings for the Muskies surrendering one run on three hits to claim the win.
  • Freshman Thomas Green closed out the contest for Muskingum tossing two scoreless innings en route to the save.
  • Muskingum was led at the plate by sophomore Ben Van Wey going 2-for-3 with three RBI's. 
  • Junior Eddie Harper also tallied three RBI's in the contest finishing the game 1-for-5.
  • As a team, Muskingum plated seven runs on 10 hits.
  • Heidelberg was led by Cory Jacobs going 1-for-3 with a homerun.
  • On the mound, Marc Ochoa dealt the loss allowing one run on six hits through 4.1 innings of work.
  • Heidelberg captured the 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning following a homerun by Jacobs.
  • The Muskies tied the contest in the bottom of the second inning as Harper, senior A.J. Kazmierczak and Van Wey all tallied RBI's. 
  • Heidelberg tacked on two more runs in the top half of the third to reclaim the 5-3 advantage.
  • Muskingum rallied as Van Wey singled to right field scoring two more runs. The Muskies capitalized on a Heidelberg miscue later in the inning to take the lead, 6-5.
  • With the game tied 6-6 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Muskingum was able to plate the game-winning run as Harper singled to center field.

Game One

  • Kazmierczak led the Muskies in game one going 1-for-1 with two RBI's.
  • On the mound, junior Kyle Schmitgen tossed the loss throwing four innings allowing four runs on five hits.
  • The Student Princes scored seven runs on 11 hits led by Parker Fonk going 2-for-4 with two RBI's.
  • In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Muskies claimed its first lead of the contest as DeVore hit a sacrifice fly to center field, 2-1.
  • Heidelberg rallied scoring three runs in the sixth and three more in the eighth inning to extend its lead, 7-2.
  • The Muskies got three runs back in the bottom half of the eighth and one in the ninth before Heidelberg retired the side.

Up Next

  • Muskingum returns to action Sunday, April 9 as they host non-conference opponent Penn St.-Behrend. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.