Sat, Mar. 2, 2013
The Midland University baseball squad split, 1-1, on their second day in Oklahoma. The Warriors started off the day defeating McPherson College, 5-4, but met a different fate, falling 3-0 against (RV) York College who is receiving votes to be in the NAIA top 25.
"Dillon Cotner did a tremendous job of battling today and our offense did enough early to give a chance to win," said Jordan Bischel, Midland University baseball head coach. "Our offense is still working to gain consistency and we will learn from our up and down day today and continue to improve as a team."
In game one, Andrew Cassidy and Vinnie Orsi drew walks and scored runs in the first inning to give Midland a 2-0 advantage. McPherson scored one run in the bottom of the first to cut the Warrior lead, 2-1, however Midland would score three more runs off of three hits in the third inning. In the following inning McPherson scored three runs to make the score 5-4. Midland and a complete game by Dillon Cotner held off the Bulldogs in the remaining innings for the win. Cotner finished the game stranding runners on first and second to improve his record to 3-0. He allowed six hits and three walks while striking out nine.
In game two Rob Wheeler had a strong start in the defeat. The game was scoreless until the sixth inning when York scored two runs then again in the remaining innings for a 3-0, final score. Wheeler went six innings scattering six hit and did not allow any walks with one strike out.
After today's contest, the Warriors are now 7-5 on the season. Midland University will face William Woods University on Sunday, Mar. 3 to finish off their weekend.