ADA — The Wilmington College baseball team pounded out 19 hits in two games, but dropped a pair of Ohio Athletic Conference games to Ohio Northern Wednesday at Wander Field.
The Polar Bears scored in six of their eight innings, including 10 runs over the first three innings and won easily 16-4.
Freshman Coltin Shafer (Florence, KY/Ryle) had a career-high three hits in five at-bats.
Freshman Jarett Trautman (Hartville, OH/Field) tallied just his second multi-hit game of his career.
Freshman Antonio Miller (Cincinnati, OH/Northwest) had two RBI – a run scoring single in the second and an RBI fielder’s choice in the sixth. He also swiped his ninth stolen base of the season.
Starter Joey Hollback, 1-4, (Salem, OH/Sebring McKinney) allowed six earned runs on five hits with four walks in 1 1/3 innings.
Wilmington had the tying run on second base with one out in the ninth inning, but a strike out and ground out end the game, 4-2.
The first three batters reached in the ninth inning and sophomore Daniel Hayes (Beavercreek, OH/Beavercreek) brought home senior Max Ramsey (Waynesville, OH/Waynesville) with a single.
Miller’s two-out single in the fifth inning scored Ramsey with the game’s tying run in the fifth inning.
ONU reclaimed the lead with a three-run sixth inning.
Senior Tyler Schrock (Waynesville, OH/Waynesville) allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings with six strikeouts and three walks.
Senior Alec Hutzelman (Centerville, OH/Centerville) and freshman Gage Bley (Harrison, OH/Harrison) both had two hits for Wilmington.
Wilmington (3-26 overall, 0-8 OAC) travels to Baldwin Wallace 1 p.m. Saturday for an OAC doubleheader.