Updated Sun, Apr 6, 2014 9:03 pm
Marietta accumulated 12 hits against Case Western Reserve but was unable to capitalize, and the Pioneers fell in, 10-5.
The Pioneers’ largest offensive gain came in the seventh inning after a Kevin Johnston RBI single and a Zach Bukiewicz walk that brought in another run. Marietta shortened Case’s lead at 9-3, but its efforts were not enough as the Pioneers were only able to add one run in each of the final two innings.
Clint Roche and Bukiewicz did the bulk of the offensive work, delivering two RBIs each.
Marietta’s offensive strugglers were countered by Case’s superb day at the plate. Seven Spartans delivered at least one RBI, and the team totaled fifteen hits at the dish.
Case’s Andrew Frey was the playmaker for the Spartans, as he singled, scored a run and drove in three more.
Tommy Crowl suffered his first loss on the mound this season, giving up seven hits and five runs to bring his overall record to 1-1.
Roles were reversed in game two, as Case Western Reserve was unable to capitalize on its opportunities and Marietta was lights out at the plate. The Pioneers breezed by the Spartans, 9-1.
Marietta found success consistently throughout the afternoon, but it was the eighth inning where the Pioneers took off.
The top of the lineup did the bulk of the work at the plate for the Pioneers, producing five runs off of three singles and a wild pitch. Christian Demko, Mitch Geers, Josh Ungerbuehler and Ryan Hanahan all contributed to the heat at the dish.
Ungerbuehler led the way for the Pioneers with four hits in five at-bats, an RBI and a run.
Tyler Nieberding claimed the victory to maintain a perfect 3-0 record on the season.