Sunday, October 26, 2014

Ottawa loses 3 games in final inning

By The Herald Staff | 4/21/2014

All four baseball games between Ottawa University and nationally-ranked Friends were decided in the final inning.

Ottawa was on the downside of those rallies in three of the four games.

All four baseball games between Ottawa University and nationally-ranked Friends were decided in the final inning.

Ottawa was on the downside of those rallies in three of the four games.

On Friday in Ottawa, the Braves and Friends split with the Falcons taking game one, 5-2, and the Braves winning the nightcap, 5-4.

On Saturday in Wichita, Friends swept Ottawa, 6-5 and 3-2.

Ottawa led Friday’s opener 2-0 until Friends scored five runs in the seventh inning.

Jacob Loucks had five strikeouts in a complete game.

The Braves turned the tables on Friends in the nightcap. Ottawa trailed 4-3 in the seventh inning and scored twice to win in walk-off fashion.

Zach Ostergard hit an RBI double and later scored the winning run on an error.

Ostergard had two hits and drove in three runs. Cole Newell picked up the victory, not allowing an earned run.

Ottawa led Saturday’s opener 4-3 in the sixth inning when Friends rallied for three runs. Ottawa scored one in the seventh inning and came up short again.

Sebastian Wittliff pitched six innings with two strikeouts.

The nightcap was a lot like the other three games. It was tied 2-2 in the seventh inning when Friends scored the winning run.

Kolby O’Dowd pitched 4 2/3 innings.

The Braves (17-27, 7-17) play their final home games of the season 1 p.m. Friday against Bethany.

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