By Tim Glon
CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. — Sophomore Caleb Thomas (Strongsville) smashed a 3-run home run to lead the Ohio Northern baseball team to a 19-6 victory at Thomas More (Ky.) on Saturday at Thomas More Field.
The Polar Bears improve to 7-4 and the Saints fall to 4-2.
Thomas finished the day 3-for-3 with 5 RBI and four runs scored and junior Brandon Kasberg (Mentor) was 3-for-5 with an RBI and four runs scored.
TMC jumped to a quick 6-0 lead after three innings, but ONU got on the board with two runs in the top of the fourth.
Thomas' 3-run blast capped a 4-run fifth inning that tied the game at 6-all.
Northern then batted around in both the seventh and eighth innings to break the game wide open.
ONU plated five runs in the seventh to go up 11-6 and scored six times in the eighth to extend the lead to 17-6.
In all, Ohio Northern pounded out 19 hits.
Sophomore Jake Szendrey (North Canton/Hoover) picked up the victory by allowing only four hits and one run in 7.0 innings of relief.
The Polar Bears will complete the 3-game series at TMC with a double header on Sunday at 1 pm.