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Barons open ORCC play with first win

Lima, OH Ė The Barons got their first win of the season when it mattered most as they topped OU Lancaster 13 to 3 in their first ORCC game of the 2009 Season.

The Barons were unable to get much going offensively early as they fell behind three to nothing in the 2nd inning after OUL capitalized on a two out error by the Barons to score all 3 of their runs. The Barons would then threaten, but score no runs in their half of the 2nd inning.

It didnít take long though as in the third three Barons crossed the plate thanks to a walk by DJ Caprella (Shawnee), a double by Chris Boyd (Lincolnview), and single by Mitch Schulze (Botkins), and a triple by Adam Hemker (Delphos St. Johns).

The Barons took the lead for good in the fourth inning as they plated four with a single by Alfonso Rocha (Paulding), single by Andy Wisher (Spencerville), single by Caprella, triple by Boyd, and a sac fly by Schulze.

In the sixth inning the Barons secured the win as they plated 6 more runs as a result of 6 singles and another triple by Boyd.

Boyd and Schulze led the way for the Barons offensively as Boyd ended the day going 3 for 4 with a double, two triples, and four RBI while Schulze was also 3 for 4 with three singles and three RBI.

Brent Riemesch (Celina) got the win for the Barons, as he pitched 5 innings, giving up 3 unearned runs, on 9 hits, 3 walks, and 2 strikeouts. Alan Hankinson (Lima Central Catholic) pitched an inning in relief, allowing no runs on one hit, and one strikeout.