2-29-08 - The Austin College baseball team got some big time production at the plate in its doubleheader against visiting Ottawa University, cruising past the Braves by scores of 13-0 and 11-1 to even their record this season at 6-6.
The ’Roos set the tone early on, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first in game one and adding four more an inning later to take an 8-0 lead after two. John Reisig and Bobby Schleizer had consecutive RBI doubles to start things off in the first, and Schleizer added another run scoring double in the second inning.
Patrick Ray and Bennett Herrick each had RBI singles in the third to make it a 10-0 game, and Schleizer brought home another run with a single and Herrick added a two run double in the fourth to make it 13-0. Will Chermak completed his dominant performance on the mound to close things out in the top of the fifth and end the game with the 10-run rule.
Chermak needed only 52 pitches on the night, scattering four hits while striking out two batters and walking zero in 5.0 innings of work to pick up his second victory of the season. Schleizer finished the game going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI, and Herrick went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs.
After Ottawa scored to take a 1-0 lead after one inning in game two, the ’Roos answered with a three run second to take a 3-1 advantage. The ’Roos scored their three runs without getting a single hit, instead getting a sacrifice fly from Jordan Robison and got two more runs on a throwing error.
Four more runs came home in the third to make it a 7-1 game, with Herrick doubling home, Scooter Means coming home on a Matt Finke sacrifice fly, and Robison doubling to score two more runs.
The ’Roos scored one run in each of the next two innings to go ahead 9-1, and ended the game with the 10-run rule in the sixth when Herrick scored on a Brian Buehler single and Finke crossed the plate on a sacrifice fly by Scooter Merritt.
Robison went 1-for-1 with a sacrifice fly, a double, and three RBI to lead the way for Austin College. Herrick scored three times and went 1-for-2, and Means scored twice, drove in a run, and went 1-for-2 at the plate. Cory Stevens gets the win after giving up one run on four hits in 6.0 innings of work, striking out six batters along the way.