Fisher’s five goals lead Gannon over TU
Caitlyn Fisher had five goals and Kimberly Neagle and Jess Fugate had four each as Gannon pushed past Tiffin University, 19-8 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium.
The Golden Eagles (3-2) outscored the Dragons 9-3 in the first half, and never looked back. Gannon goalkeeper Margaret Maslyn made 11 saves.
Tiffin (1-6) was led by Alexandria Quast, Katelyn Hill and Emily Roussel, who had two goals each.
TU goalkeeper Jessica Bombard made 19 saves.
Ravnac’s homer sinks Dragons
COLUMBUS -It was wild, that’s for sure.
Tiffin University’s baseball team played Ohio Dominican Sunday, with the squads combining for 23 runs and 27 hits over 10 innings. The Panthers and Dragons used a total of eight pitchers in the game, and only one – ODU’s Drew Murray, didn’t allow some kind of run.
In the end, it was Ryan Rovnak’s one-out homer to right off Greg Sombati that was the difference, as Ohio Dominican walked off with a 12-11 victory.
For Rovnak, who also doubled and scored twice, it was his first homer of the season.
Tiffin trailed, 11-10, going to the bottom of the ninth, and was down to its final out with a man on third. But Nick Huenburg, who has been coming up with a number of key hits this season, slapped an infield single to keep TU alive.
Huenburg scored and drove in two runs on the day. TU (8-12, 2-3 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) was led on offense by Cole McCurry, who scored four times, and by Ryan Locke, who had two hits and two runs batted in.
Vince Bartlone got the win in relief for the Panthers (8-11, 4-1). He went 2 1/3 innings, allowing two hits and a run, but the run was unearned.
Heidelberg gets 3 in ninth to stun Spartans
After a great start that had vaulted Heidelberg’s baseball team to 14th in Division III, the Student Princes were staring a four-game losing streak in the face.
A 10-3 start had been slowed over the past three games by offensive struggles. In three straight losses – one to Adrian, two to Case Western – Heidelberg had managed just four runs.
The trend looked as if it would continue Sunday. HU went to the ninth at Peaceful Valley tailing the Spartans 4-2, managing just three hits off Case Western pitchers Jamie Hora and Josh Suvak.
It didn’t look good for HU.
But down to their final two outs, the Student Princes’ bats got going, with a little help from the Spartan defense.
Arneal Squibb slapped a one-out single to left, then went to second when T.J. Harkness reached on an error by Case Western third baseman William Meador.
Heidelberg got another break when pinch hitter Austin Fleming hit a foul pop to first, but first baseman Brett Ossola dropped the ball. Given new life, Fleming worked a full-count walk to load the bases.
Coach Matt Palm called on Doug Miller to pinch hit, and Miller delivered with a double to center that tied the game and put the winning run on third.
The next batter was Ben Blystone, who had been a defensive replacement and was batting for the first time. He tapped a ball toward third. Meador tried to go home with the ball, but pinch runner Noah Reiter beat the throw to give Heidelberg a big win.
Suvak took the tough luck loss, as none of the three runs he allowed were earned. HU reliever Kyle Fluharty, who allowed a run in the top of the ninth, picked up his first win of the season.
Adam Manner started for HU and went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits. He was replaced by Travis Gray, who allowed five hits was wasn’t charged with a run in three innings of work.
Case Western’s Matt Keen and Meador paced the Spartans (9-5) on offense with two hits and a run batted in each.