Baseball: Mount Union Freezes Westminster, 5-1

Baseball: Mount Union Freezes Westminster, 5-1

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's baseball team defeated Westminster (Pa.), 5-1 on a chilly Saturday at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders win their second straight game and even their record at 7-7 while Westminster falls to 1-9 on the season.

Mount Union got its first run in the third inning when its first two batters -- Adam Bialosky (Medina/Highland) and Scott Sherwood (Mentor/Mentor) both reached being hit by the pitch.  A Nick Piotrowski (Macedonia/Nordonia) sacrfice put both runners in scoring position and the Raiders pushed a run across on a Billy Goodall (Canfield/South Range) ground out to lead 1-0.

The game stayed that way until the bottom of the seventh when Conner Koski (Mayfield/Mayfield) drew a two-out walk, moved up to third on a single from Bialosky and both game home on an RBI double from Sherwood to make it 3-0. Piotrowski would drive in Sherwood to extend the lead to 4-0.

Westminster got on the board with a run in the eighth but Mount Union got that run back in the bottom half of the inning on a Nick Satovich (New Kensington, Pa./Plum) RBI single.

On the mound, Kyle Toma (Strongsville/Strongsville) scattered two hits over the first four innings to pick up his first win of the season while Sam Clarke (Strongsville/Strongsville) allowed a run on three hits over the final five innings to get the save.

The Raiders next play Tuesday, Mar. 22 at 3 p.m. at Pitt-Greensburg in Greensburg, Pa.

Mount Union 5, Westminster (Pa.) 1 (Mar 19, 2016 at Alliance, Ohio)
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Westminster (Pa.)... 000 000 010  -  1  5  1      (1-9)
Mount Union......... 001 000 31X  -  5  7  1      (7-7)
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Pitchers: Westminster (Pa.) - Kyle Borton; Nate McMaster(3); Cody Acon(5); Cory Pullen(8) and .
Mount Union - Kyle Toma; Sam Clarke(5) and .
Win-Kyle Toma(1-1)  Save-Sam Clarke(1)  Loss-Nate McMaster(0-2)  T-2:15  A-83
Weather: 40 F partly sunny