A productive sixth inning sets up Baseball's 10-6 win at Urbana
URBANA - The Ohio Northern baseball team earned a 10-6 win over Divison II opponent Urbana on Saturday afternoon at the Blue Knight Field.
Northern improves to 6-10 overall while Urbana falls to 6-12.
Freshman Dan Belliveau tallied his third home run of the season, going 1-for-4 on the day and brining in three runs.
Sophomore Cory Martin went 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI. Tom Walton and Mark Hayes each tallied multiple hits, as Walton went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and Hayes 2-for4.
Also bringing in three RBIs was Devin Kisor, who went 1-for-4 in plate appearances.
Junior Austin Price picked up the win to move to 1-2 overall. He went 5.1 innings, allowed three runs and struck out two batters. Junior Shane Parks picked his third save of the season.
Down 1-0 after the first, Northern responded in the top of the second with back-to-back hits and a walk to load the bases.
Kisor reached on a fielder's choice but scored martin from third base.
Northern's offense kicked into overdrive in the sixth to go up 6-2. With runners at the corners, Martin singled to bring in Eric Yunker and advance Matt Hampshire from first to third. Walton followed up with a double to center field to put up two more runs.
Later in the inning, Walton would score on an Urbana error, as would Kisor on a Tyler Deitering single.
The Blue Knights would post one run in the bottom of the side and go scoreless in the seventh.
Belliveau knocked out his homer over the right center fence for three more runs in the eighth inning, and a Kisor single in the top of the ninth would bring in Martin to seal the win.
Urbana's Tom Piatt took the loss to move to 1-2 overall; he pitched five innings, struck out five batters and allowed seven runs.
Cody Ridinger went 3-for-5 for the Blue Knights and scored three times. Greg Liming tallied two RBIs and a 1-for-4 day at the plate.
Ohio Northern was scheduled for a nightcap against Salem International, however the game was called due to rain.
The Polar Bears open conference action next Saturday with a doubleheader at No. 2 Marietta; the first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.