Tiffin University's baseball team has gotten hot at just the right time.
The Dragons swept a doubleheader with Findlay Wednesday, topping the Oilers 3-0 and 11-7.
Tiffin has now won eight of nine games and moved to 18-23, 13-15 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. It occupies the sixth and final spot in the GLIAC Tournament, with eight games remaining in the regular season.
In the first game, starting pitcher Pat Curtin allowed the Oilers just three hits, striking out six. It was Curtin's second consecutive shutout, and he has now thrown 14 1/3 scoreless innings.
Val Heldobler had two hits and scored a run in the game.
In the second game, Curtin and Heldobler each drove in a pair of runs, and Tyler Glass had two hits and scored four times.
Jordan Liette picked up the win.
Nino, Lizcano pace Heidelberg
Willard graduate Sylvester Nino had one of his strongest outings of the season, going six innings and allowing two earned runs as Heidelberg downed Wittenberg, 14-6.
The Student Princes won for the second time in two days, securing their 13th-consecutive 20-win season, which is the same amount of time Matt Palm has been the coach. Palm recorded his 400th coaching win Tuesday.
Heidelberg (20-15) scored a run in the first and then added six in the third and three in the fourth. Nino didn't allow a run until the sixth, striking out four and walking three.
Nino had surgery in the offseason and has struggled at times during this season. Palm said Wednesday was a good sign.
"We've been waiting for this since Sly came back," Palm said.
"I know it's been a long road back.
"Tonight's the way he's performed his whole career."
Four Heidelberg relievers combined to throw the final three innings, allowing four runs.
Ricardo Lizcano led the offense, cracking his seventh homer of the season while scoring three runs. He drove in two runs. Ross Pruitt scored three runs and had three hits for Heidelberg, while Andrew Zenczak drove in three runs.
Heidelberg had 18 hits in the win.
Tyler Grau hit a pinch hit homer for Wittenberg, which dropped to 19-19.
HU loses in tourney
Heidelberg's women's tennis team fell to Otterbein Wednesday in Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament play, 6-0.
The match was halted by rain, but by the time of the stoppage the Cardinals already had secured the match.
In singles play, Otterbein's Julie Stroyne beat Heidelberg's Deidre Potter, 6-1, 6-0, then in doubles play teamed with Taylor Jordan to knock off Kayla Gerber and Potter, 8-2. Jordan defeated Gerber in singles play, 6-3, 6-2.