The Blitz: April 12, 2017

Baseball at CMU

The Oakland baseball team fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas in its midweek matchup on Wednesday, April 5.

After falling behind early with a six-run deficit in the third inning, the Golden Grizzlies got on the board with two runs in the seventh inning. However, the Chippewas responded with three runs for a 9-2 lead heading into the eighth.

Oakland rallied to tighten up the score in the ninth, but ultimately fell 9-7.

Baseball at UIC

After moving the series to UIC, Oakland traveled to Chicago to take on the Flames in a three-game series April 7-9.

In game one, Tyler Palm threw seven innings, giving up four runs as the Golden Grizzlies fell to the Flames 5-1. Jonah Lakatos came in relief for Palm, tossing one inning and allowing one run. P.J. Piesko closed out the game.

Oakland’s only run came in the ninth inning with a solo home run by Zach Sterry.

Game two went to the Golden Grizzlies 6-3 behind Jake Lee’s start on the mound.  Lee threw six innings, allowing three runs, striking out three and picking up the win.

Offensively, Matt DiLeo hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Tyler Pagano blasted a two-run homer in the third. Sterry picked up an RBI as well, with a single in the first inning.

Game three went to the Flames 14-7 despite the offensive success for the Golden Grizzlies.  Oakland scored four home runs in the game from Tyler Janish, DiLeo, Sterry and Pagano.

On the mound for Oakland, Conor Bowers started the game, pitching 2.2 innings and giving up six runs.  T.J. Shook came in to relieve Bowers and gave up five runs in two innings pitched.  Cole Gibson pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, then Aaron Dehn gave up two runs in two innings, and Nate Schweers pitched the final inning, allowing one run.

Women’s golf at BGSU

The women’s golf team had two Golden Grizzlies finish in the top 10 at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational.  Fiona Schmidt finished runner-up with a two-day score of 148 (+4), while Maddelyn Zack shot a total score of 156 (+12), good for sixth place.

The Golden Grizzlies finished fourth as a team with a score of 637 (+61).  The Golden Grizzlies finish up the season with the Horizon League Championships April 23-25.

Stuard in the Masters Tournament

Oakland men’s golf alumnus Brian Stuard competed in his first-ever Masters Tournament beginning Thursday, April 6 and going through Sunday, April 9.

Stuard finished 6-over-par with a total score of 294 (77-70-74-73). He finished in a tie for 36th place.

Tennis at CSU

Amanda Nilsson picked up a win in her No. 5 singles match 6-3 to give Oakland its only win on Saturday, April 8. The Golden Grizzlies fell to Cleveland State 6-1 Saturday afternoon at the Medical Mutual Tennis Pavilion.

Tennis at YSU

Oakland Tennis rounded out the weekend with a matchup against YSU on Sunday, April 9 at the YSU Tennis Courts. In the No. 1 singles matchup, Allison Motea earned her fifth win of the season.

Daria Artamonova also picked up a win in No. 2 singles, along with Sofia Borcuti in the No. 6 singles spot. The Penguins swept the Golden Grizzlies in the doubles competitions and took the win from Oakland 4-3.