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Barons Baseball Week 4 Recap



Lima, OH – Barons baseball was only able to get in 2 games this past week, going 1 and 1, as Mother Nature wiped out a big doubleheader with Miami University – Middletown on Saturday.

On Tuesday, 4/12/11 the Barons topped the Mavericks of OSU Mansfield 16 to 11. Sophomore Damon Koverman picked up the win to earn his first collegiate win. Offensively, the Barons were led by freshman David Spearman and Sophomore Dustin Craig, both with 2 doubles.

In the game, the Barons jumped out to an early lead with 3 runs in the first inning, and then methodically continued to add runs in all 8 of their at bats. “As a coach, you’re always looking for a consistent effort from your team. We’re always preaching, to get at it every inning, and well, that’s exactly what we did today. Hopefully we can learn from this effort and build on it!” Said Head Baseball Coach Abe Ambroza.

On Thursday, 4/14/11 the Barons were on the road for the 2nd trip in a week to face ORCC rival Miami Hamilton. After falling to the Harriers on April 7th 5 to 0, the Barons were hoping their hot bats would carry some momentum to Hamilton. However, despite several run scoring opportunities, the Barons were unable once again to score vs Harrier pitching, falling again by a score of 5 to 0. Michael Allen was the losing pitcher for the Barons, dropping his record to 1 & 1.

“We had some opportunities early on when the score was tight, and just couldn’t capitalize. If we get the bunt down, stay alert on the bases with picks we know are coming, who knows what happens. It’s frustrating, but I know the guys are getting close and I’m hoping they are starting to realize the commitment that it takes to beat the top teams.” Added Ambroza.

The Barons will be on the road this week as they will travel to Lancaster on Tuesday for a 9 inning contest with Ohio University Lancaster, Thursday’s location is still unknown at this time as the Barons may possibly need to travel to Middletown for a doubleheader as part of a makeup of the April 16th doubleheader that was postponed. The Barons will definitely be home on Saturday, April 23rd however as they’ll host Miami Hamilton for a doubleheader starting at 1pm.

Come out and support your Barons. Admission is always free to all home games!



Previous week’s line scores

4/12/11 OSU Mansfield @ OSU Lima

OSU Mansfield-1-3-0-2-2-0-0-1-2--11-14-3
OSU Lima Rho-3-2-1-3-3-1-1-2-x--16-20-2
Winning pitcher: Damon Koverman(1-0)
Losing pitcher: Colace
2b's-Mansfield: Green(2), Huber(2), Rowe, Nixon, Shephard
2b's-Lima: David Spearman(2), Dustyn Craig(2), David Wurst, Tyler Slonecker, Chris Crosswhite
Records: OSU Lima Rho(6-9), OSU M(3-11)


4/14/11 OSU Lima @ MU Hamilton

OSU Lima Rh--0-0-0-0-0-0-0--0--3--1
MU Hamilton--0-0-2-0-3-0-x--5--7--1
Winning pitcher: Tyler McCarthy
Losing pitcher: Michael Allen
2b's: Ej Naegel(H), David Wurst(L)
OSU Lima Rhodes(6-10) ORC League(2-2)
MU Hamilton(12-23) ORC League(4-0)