Grizzlies baseball and softball roundup from the week of March 14-20
Oakland baseball fell to Buffalo 8-4 at Woerner Field in Dayton, Ohio Friday. Junior left-hander Jason Hager pitched 6.2 innings, giving up four earned runs while striking out nine. Senior first baseman Nolan Jacoby went 2-5 and scored a run in the third inning, temporarily putting Oakland on top 2-1. Two three-run innings helped Buffalo secure the victory.
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Jake Paulson gave up three earned runs in seven innings Saturday as Oakland lost 6-0. Dayton recorded 11 hits against Oakland pitching. Sophomore right-hander Noah Buettgen dominated, shutting the Grizzlies out on three hits. Freshman infielder and outfielder Aaron Huseman went 3-4 and drove in two runs for the Flyers.
March 16 — Game Two
In the second game of a double-header, the Grizzlies earned an 8-3 victory over Buffalo at Time Warner Stadium in Dayton. Freshman outfielder Brett Impemba was perfect at the plate, batting 4-4. Impemba stole third base in the sixth inning and scored on an error, adding to a three-run inning for the Grizzlies. Junior outfielder Jared Theisen was 3-5 with an RBI. Junior right-hander Tim Koons earned his second win of the season, giving up one earned run and striking out eight.
The Grizzlies dropped the finale at Dayton 8-5 after a three-run comeback in the eighth inning fell just short. Jacoby was 2-4 at the plate with an RBI. Sophomore right-hander Chris Van Dyke recorded the loss after giving up four earned runs in five innings and striking out five Flyers. Senior infielder Jared Broughton had one hit, a double to left field that drove in two runs for Dayton in the seventh inning. Oakland headed into the top of the eighth inning trailing 8-2. Hits from Theisen, Jacoby and Enslen contributed to a three-run rally. Dayton was able to close it out, going on to win by three.
The Oakland doubleheader against Bowling Green State University scheduled for March 19 was postponed due to inclement weather. No makeup dates have been announced yet.
The Grizzlies are 3-5 on the season and haven’t played since Feb. 21 at Florida A&M where they lost both games of a doubleheader.
March 22 at Michigan State – 3:05 p.m. EST
March 23 at Michigan State – 1:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. EST
March 24 at Michigan State – 1:05 p.m. EST
March 23 at Western Illinois – 12:05 p.m. EST
March 24 at Western Illinois – 12:05 p.m. EST
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