Menlo 5, Ottawa-Arizona 4
Date of competition: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Menlo College continued its long road trip on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep of Ottawa-Arizona in Surprise, Ariz., winning game one 5-4 and taking game two 14-1. Menlo improves to 11-18 overall and 7-14 in conference play while Spirit falls to 18-20 overall and 8-15 in GSAC play.
Justin Wallis hit a sacrifice fly and another run scored on an error as Menlo built a 2-0 lead through five innings of play.
The Spirit took a 3-2 lead after six innings but Menlo regained the lead in the top of the seventh. Wyatt Nebe hit his first home run of the season and Nick Adgar added an RBI triple.
The Spirit tied it in the bottom of the but the Oaks had answer, with Shane Jones driving in the go-ahead in the ninth with a single.
Jacob Ramirez earned his second win of the season. He pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief, surrendering two hits and one earned run along with four strikeouts and two walks.
Evan Dean started the game and pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing six hits and two runs (both unearned) along with four strikeouts and two walks.
Menlo scored in all but one inning and started in the first with a Nick Adgar home run, a squeeze bunt by Alexander Thompson for the second run of the inning. and Nebe's RBI single. Menlo scored five more runs in the second inning and two more in the third.
Parker Hall recorded the win. He pitched five innings, allowing six hits and one earned run with six strikeouts and one walk.
Menlo College plays Arizona Christian at 10 a.m. in Phoenix.
posted by Menlo Athletics on Apr 7, 2019 at 1:42 am
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