ALLIANCE, Ohio – The No. 23 ranked Mount Union baseball team split a pair of games with Otterbein Saturday at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.
Mount Union rallied to win the first game 5-4 with its seventh last at-bat win of the season then dropped game two 6-2.
The Raiders are now 25-7 overall and at 14-2 in the OAC while Otterbein is 23-9 overall and 9-5 in the OAC.
In game one, Otterbein (23-9, 9-5 OAC) took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on a two-out, two-run single from Connor Brett.
Angelo Cruz (Lorain/Elyria Catholic), Nick Piotrowski (Macedonia/Nordonia) and Billy Goodall (Canfield/South Range) had three straight singles in the fifth and all came around to score. Goodall was the go-ahead run and came home on a sacrifice fly from Joey Keleman (North Olmsted/North Olmsted).
The Cardinals came right back and retook the lead in the sixth as back-to-back doubles from Brett and Brock Frentzel brought a run home to tie the game then Frentzel later scored on a Tim Snyder sacrifice fly to make it 4-3.
The Raiders then rallied in the bottom of the eighth as Goodall led off the inning with a bunt single then after two strikeouts Jimmy Scott (Holland/Toledo St. John's) tied the game with an RBI single. Scott then stole second and scored the game-winner on an RBI single from Nick Satovich (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum).
Satovich finished with two hits while Goodall had three hits to lead the Raiders at the plate.
In game two, three Otterbein pitchers combined to hold the Mount Union lineup to just seven hits in a 6-2 loss.
Conner Koski (Mayfield Hts/Mayfield) had a pair of hits as the only Raider with multiple hits in the game.
Mount Union next plays a non-conference game at Allegheny Wednesday, April 26 at 4 p.m. in Meadville, Pa.