STRONG PITCHING LEADS OAKLAND OVER YOUNGSTOWN STATE, 4-1
Tim Koons threw 7.0 innings allowing just one run
April 18, 2014
NILES, Ohio - Tim Koons tossed 7.0 innings allowing just one run and Jared Theisen went 2-for-4 with two runs scored as the Oakland baseball team (7-20, 2-9 HL) defeated Youngstown State (7-24, 2-8 HL), 4-1, Friday evening at Eastwood Field.
"Tim (Koons) made a lot of big time pitches in key situations and the bullpen did a great job closing it out," said head coach John Musachio. "The three-run fourth inning was keyed by a huge two-out RBI single by Ian Yetsko."
Koons earned his first win of the season by not allowing an earned run and finished the game giving up just three hits in his seven innings with nine strikeouts. Logan Sparkman locked down his third save of the season throwing the final inning without allowing a runner on base and had one strikeout.
Down 1-0 in the fourth inning, the Oakland offense took its first lead scoring three runs. Spencer Marentette drove in the first run with a ground ball to second base followed by Zach Sterry scoring on a YSU balk. Ian Yetsko capped off the inning with a single to center field to plate Theisen.
The Golden Grizzlies scored the final run of the game in the top of the ninth inning as Marentette singled to center field to score Theisen who led off the inning with a single then stole second base.
Oakland finished the game with four runs on nine hits and one error, while Youngstown State scored one run on just three hits with no errors.
OU and YSU will complete the three-game series on Saturday at Eastwood Field beginning at 2 p.m.