Baseball Splits With The Oaks

The St. Catharine baseball (7-3) club split with visiting Oakland City University (3-2) Thursday by the scores 8-2 and 7-8. SCC drops to 6-1 at home this year and ends a 5 game win streak, the longest of the season thus far.

In game one, sophomore Evan Doub (1-0) tossed a complete game, scattering six hits and allowing two (one earned) first inning runs. Doub had solid control, walking no Oak hitter and striking out two. At the plate, the Bat Pats had 11 base knocks. Junior Brian Jones led the way with a 3-4 day, a double and 3 RBI. Juniors Patrick Jones and Justin Witt each had two hit days along with sophomore Ryan Mangione.

In the nightcap, sophomore Travis Evans tossed the first five frames, scattering 8 hits. Evans allowed 6 runs and left with the lead. Sophomore Tim Paxton (0-1) pitched the last two innings, giving up a solo homerun to tie the game and allowed an unearned run in the seventh to suffer the loss. At the plate, the Patriots had 13 hits, but stranded 11 runners - leaving bases loaded in three seperate innings. Junior Justin Witt had a 3-5 game with an RBI. Junior Brian Jones had 2 hits with a double and sophomore Shane Young was 2-2 with an RBI.

SCC hosts Spalding University Friday with a single nine inning game at 1:00.

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