Baseball: Mount Union Sweeps Wittenberg; Raiders Have Won Four Straight

Joey Keleman
Joey Keleman

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- Mount Union's baseball team swept a pair of games at Wittenberg Sunday winning the opener 6-2 and game two 5-3 in extra innings.

The Purple Raiders have won four straight games and are 9-3 overall while Wittenberg falls to 2-6 overall.

Joey Keleman (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) drove in three runs on a pair of home runs while on the mound Phil Mary (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) allowed just one earned run on four hits over the first six innings to lead Mount Union to a 6-2 win in game one.

The Raiders scored three runs in the top of the first on a Jimmy Scott (Holland/Toledo St. John's) sacrifice fly RBI and a two-run home run from Keleman.

Wittenberg scored single runs in the second and third to close the gap to 3-2 but the Raiders put the game away with two runs in the fourth from RBI hits from Kyle Spellman (Ravenna/Ravenna) and Nick Satovich (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum).

Mary's pitching performance moved him to 3-0 on the season.

In game two, Mount Union rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the fifth inning to get a 5-3 win in extra innings.

Spellman hit a solo home run in the sixth, Scott tied the game on a sacrifice fly RBI in the seventh while Billy Goodall (Canfield/South Range) two-run double in the eighth gave the Raiders a 5-3 lead.

Mitch McCristall (Mansfield/Ontario) allowed just two hits over the final three innings to get the win in relief. Noah Skaldan (Amherst/Steele) started and struck out five over the first five innings.

Mount Union plays another road doubleheader Monday at 2 p.m. at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa.