The Ashland University baseball team was eliminated from the GLIAC Tournament on Friday (May 9) thanks to a 9-4 loss to Wayne State. The loss leaves AU with a 24-21 record.
The Eagles encountered trouble early on against the Warriors. WSU (34-14) scored once in the first inning and scored two runs apiece in the second, third and fourth innings to lead, 7-0 after four innings.
Much of AU's offense was provided by outfielder Alex Sortwell. He belted a two-run homer in the fifth inning and a solo homer in the eighth.
WSU pitcher Kyle Zimmerman hurt the Eagles in several ways. He pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits. Zimmerman (6-2) walked two and struck out 10. The Wayne State hurler also went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI.
Shortstop Jeremy Carroll was 3-for-4 for the Warriors and Eric Cunningham tripled.
Ashland was the seventh seed in the tournament. Wayne State is seeded second.