MIDLAND, Mich. - Tiffin University's baseball team went on the road Saturday.
It's momentum made the trip as well.
The Dragons plowed through Northwood, 10-2 in the first game of a doubleheader, then got a brilliant shutout effort from starting pitcher Chris Pistorio in game two, as TU beat the Timberwolves, 3-0.
The win was the Dragons ninth in 10 games. They improved to 23-20 overall, 15-15 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
In the first game, Tiffin scored a run in the first, two in the second and another in the third, staking starting pitcher Eric Klepper to a 4-0 lead.
It was all Klepper, who improved to 3-3, needed. He went 5 2/3 innings, allowing six hits and two runs, one earned.
Tiffin's offense continued to produce, scoring three in the fifth and two more in the sixth for a 10-0 lead. Jordan Chiero led the attack with four hits in four at-bats and three RBIs. Val Heldobler, who picked up his 200th career hit in the doubleheader, had two hits and three RBIs.
Austin Rinard hit a solo homer for Northwood in the sixth.
In the second game, it was all Pistoro, who allowed six hits but didn't walk a batter over a complete seven innings. He struck out three in improving to 3-3.
The Dragons scored twice in the second inning. Heldobbler hit a two-out single to score Roger Christensen with the first run. Chiero also had an RBI single in the inning.
In the third, Kyle Robinson singled in KC Weber for the Dragons' final run.
No Northwood batter had more than one hit.
HU men 4th, women 7th at OAC
WILMINGTON - Heidelberg's Joe Yoder and Wes Hendricks picked up wins for the men's team, and Marian Bevington had one for the women at the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Heidelberg's men finished in fourth, while the women finished in seventh. Mount Union won the men and women's titles.
Hendricks won the 400 in 48.66, while Yoder took the 400 hurdles in 53.01. Bevington won the 100 hurdles in 14.77, one of four All-OAC finishes she had Saturday.