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Barons Baseball Week 7 Recap



Lima, OH – Barons Baseball wrapped up the 2011 regular season with a tough loss at Rochester College 10 to 4, by giving up 6 runs in the 7th & 8th innings after battling with the Rochester Warriors the whole game. Then, the Barons finished the regular season with a win at home versus ORCC rival Miami Middletown 3 to 1. In the win the Barons used 5 pitchers as Head Coach Abe Ambroza was looking to keep the entire pitching staff sharp for upcoming postseason play. “We just haven’t had a chance to play as many games as we hoped because of this extremely wet spring. We have a lot of depth at the pitching position, and I wanted to give them all an opportunity to get out and compete one more time before we get at it in tournament play,” said Ambroza. The mix of pitching turned out to be very effective for the Barons as all five pitchers showed great poise, stepping up one at a time, scattering five Middletown hits and allowing zero walks over the full 7 innings of the contest.

The Barons are now preparing for postseason play. “We are entering this tournament with the full intention of bringing home a championship trophy. If we play up to our ability, that’s exactly what we will do,” said Coach Ambroza. The opening round of the 2011 ORC Tournament will be held at the higher seeded school in each matchup. So, that means the Barons, as the #3 seed will host #6 seeded OSU Mansfield on the OSU Lima Campus on Tuesday, May 10th at 4:30. The winner of that contest will then look to take on the winner of the OU Zanesville versus OSU Newark game in Lancaster at 5pm on Friday while the loser will play the loser of the same at 1pm on Friday. The complete 2011 ORC Baseball Tournament Bracket can be viewed on the Barons Athletics Home page www.lima.osu.edu/athletics.



Miami Middletown-0-0-0-0-0-0-1--1--5--1
OSU Lima Rhodes--3-0-0-0-0-0-x--3--5--1
Winning pitcher: Cory Echols(4-3)
Losing pitcher: Wade Hofstetter
2bs: Nick Davis(M), Chris Overbeck(M), David Wurst(O)
Hrs: David Spearman(O)
Records: Miami Middletown(12-18)
OSU Lima Rhodes(14-13)



OSU Lima------------1-0-2-1-0-0-0-0-0--4-10-2
Rochester College-3-0-0-1-0-0-1-5-x-10-12-0
Winning pitcher: Steve Bedsole(4-3)
Losing pitcher: Dustyn Craig(1-2)
2bs: Cory Echols(O), Michael Allen(O), Aaron Distleroth(R), Eric Ramirez(R)
Hrs:Justin Crossley
Records: OSU Lima(13-13), ORCC(10-4)