Baseball Bats Frozen on Cold Day at Heidelberg

Evan Knott (Photo by JT Higgins)
Evan Knott (Photo by JT Higgins)

TIFFIN, Ohio – On one of the coldest days this spring, the Mount Union baseball team was frozen off the scoreboard Saturday in 6-0 and 15-5 losses at Heidelberg in an Ohio Athletic Conference series.

Mount Union falls to 16-13 overall and 7-7 in the OAC while Heidelberg is now 18-13 and 7-7 in the conference.

The Purple Raiders were held to just four hits in the opener as Ethan Holt pitched a complete game shutout to move to 4-1 on the year.

Heidelberg was held to just five hits but pushed an unearned run across in the first then got two more in the third on a two-out two-RBI triple from Derek Hug. 

Hug would later hit a solo home run as he finished 2-for-3 and drove in three runs in the win.

Tom Bekelesky (Akron/Firestone) fell to 1-2 on the mound as he took the loss for Mount Union.

In game two, The Berg plated three unearned runs in the first inning on their way to a 15-0 lead after six innings as they won 15-5.

Mount Union finally got on the board in the seventh with four runs with the big hit coming on a two-RBI single from Evan Knott (Canton/GlenOak).  

Knott also had a triple in the ninth and would later score as he finished with two hits. 

Lee Grosscup (Green/Green) had three hits in the game as well.

Steve Huber scattered three hits over the first 6.0 innings to get the win on the hill for Heidelberg, while Matt Murzynski (Mentor/Lake Catholic) surrendered eight runs (five earned) over the first 4.1 innings to take the loss for Mount Union.

The Raiders play a non-conference single game Tuesday at 4 pm at Penn State-Behrend in Erie, Pa.

Heidelberg 6, Mount Union 0 (Apr 20, 2013 at Tiffin, Ohio) (Game 1)
Mount Union......... 000 000 0 -  0  4  1      (16-12, 7-6 OAC)
Heidelberg.......... 102 210 X -  6  5  0      (17-13, 6-7 OAC)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Tom Bekelesky; Gino Ceriani(4) and . Heidelberg - E. Holt and .
Win-E. Holt(4-1)  Loss-Tom Bekelesky(1-2)  T-1:59  A-398
HR HEIDM - D. Hug (2).
Weather: 43 degrees, wind out to RF
Heidelberg 15, Mount Union 5 (Apr 20, 2013 at Tiffin, Ohio) (Game 2)
Mount Union......... 000 000 401  -  5  9  2      (16-13, 7-7 OAC)
Heidelberg.......... 300 237 00X  - 15 17  1      (18-13, 7-7 OAC)
Pitchers: Mount Union - Matt Murzynski; Gino Ceriani(5); Ryan Sason(6); Brandon Bell(6);
Josh Pryor(7) and . Heidelberg - S. Huber; A. Manner(7); T. Lowe(7); D. Kilger(8);
T. Fruhwirth(9) and .
Win-S. Huber(1-0)  Loss-Matt Murzynski(2-4)  T-2:42  A-398
HR HEIDM - A. Grove (2).
Weather: 35 degrees, wind out to RF