ALLIANCE, Ohio--Mount Union's baseball team salvaged a split with John Carroll in Ohio Athletic Conference action winning the first game 11-5 before losing the nightcap 15-12 Tuesday at 23rd Street Field.
The Purple Raiders are now 17-11 and 4-8 in the OAC while John Carroll moves to 20-10, 8-4 in conference play.
Mount Union broke the scoreless tie in the third inning of game one with an RBI single from Goodall. John Carroll retaliated in the fourth with an RBI single to tie the game at one.
The Blue Streaks plated two runs in the fifth to take a 3-1 lead before the Raiders responded in the bottom frame with an RBI single from Nick Satovich (New Kensington, Pa. / Plum) that shifted the score to 3-2.
A two-RBI double from Nate Owen (Cranberry Twp., Pa. /Seneca Valley) in the sixth and later, an RBI single from Boyd gave the Raiders a 5-3 lead.
Mount Union blew the game open with a six-run seventh sparked by a bases-clearing RBI double from Bryant Kennedy (Chagrin Falls) and a two-RBI single from Satovich to make it 11-3.
John Carroll scored single runs the eighth and ninth but the comeback stopped there as Mount Union went on to the 11-5 final.
The Blue Streaks jumped out to a 3-0 lead to start game two. The Raiders plated a run in the first as Boyd singled to shrink the deficit to 3-1.
John Carroll added to their lead in the second, fourth and fifth before Mount Union tallied single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth to make the score 9-5.
The Blue Streaks widened the lead with a six-run eighth before the Raiders retaliated in the bottom half scoring six runs of their own sparked by back-to-back two-RBI doubles from Goodall and Jacob Roth (Norwalk) until the game was called due to darkness as John Carroll went on to the 15-12 final.
Mount Union used five pitchers in the game as Billy Keller (Medina / Highland) started game two striking out one batter over 1.1 innings of work for the loss.
The Raiders hit the road facing Wilmington on Monday, April 22 for a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Tewksbury-Delaney Field.