Racers Split Final Games at Union (Ky.)
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Baseball - Sun, Feb. 12, 2017
Game 1
7 Innings
Game 2
7 Innings
(19)Northwestern Ohio
Union College
Final - Game 21234567RHE
Northwestern Ohio (11-6)0010000153
Union College (Ky.) (4-2)110110X452
Barbourville, KY
Northwestern OhioPitchingUnion College (Ky.)
-Winner Fuller
Andres MedinaLoser-
Northwestern OhioIndv. StatsUnion College (Ky.)
NoneDoubles None
NoneTriples None
NoneHome Runs None
Final - Game 11234567RHE
Northwestern Ohio (11-5)723104017201
Union College (Ky.) (3-2)0000300366
Barbourville, KY
Northwestern OhioPitchingUnion College (Ky.)
Mike AlexanderWinner-
-Loser Hisel
Northwestern OhioIndv. StatsUnion College (Ky.)
#86 Junior GomezDoubles #34 Ogando
NoneTriples None
#7 Jeff CardenasHome Runs None

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – Sunday was a long and exciting day for the University of Northwestern Ohio Baseball Team as the Racers opened the day with the conclusion its first ever perfect game and followed it up with a regularly scheduled doubleheader against the Union (Ky.) College Bulldogs.

The No. 19 Racers (11-6) and Bulldogs (4-2) split the games and series. UNOH took the first 17-3 thanks to a massive first inning while Union responded with a 4-1 decision in the finale.

In that first frame of game one, the Racers stranded just one runner after putting across seven runs on seven hits and four Bulldog errors.

The scoring resumed in the second with a Rafael Lozada two-run, one-RBI single to second base. Jeff Cardenas then added three more with a single swing in the third as he ripped a home run over the right field wall.

An RBI double by Erich Gonzalez in the fourth scored Kyle Fisher to put UNOH up 13-0 before the Bulldogs rallied off three runs in the fifth to cut the deficit. The Racers responded with four of their own in the sixth to put the game well out of reach, 17-3.

Mike Alexander (1-1) earned the victory on the mound after allowing five hits and three runs through 4.2 innings pitched. Ryan Mahaffey came in during the bottom of the fifth with bases loaded and two outs to throw 2.1 innings of one-hit, scoreless relief to close the game.

In the finale, the Bulldogs put up a run in four out of the first five frames while the Racers' lone run came off of a Jeff Cardenas sacrifice fly in the third.

Andres Medina (1-1) surrendered two runs off two hits through 1.2 innings and was credited with the loss. Steven Amos, Ross Cervantes, Austin Gridley, and Jeff Rousseau all pitched in relief.

The next series for the Racers is slated for Feb. 18-19 in Montreat, N.C. against Montreat College. Game one will have its first pitched scheduled for an 11 AM start on Saturday.