Eagles Fall In Series Finale, Senior Day Vs. Pioneers

Eagles Fall In Series Finale, Senior Day Vs. Pioneers

Ashland University's baseball team lost the fourth and final game of its home series against Malone on Sunday (May 1), 12-3, on Senior Day at Donges Field.

The Eagles, who have clinched the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division title for a second consecutive season, as well as a spot in the 2016 GLIAC Tournament, are 28-15 overall, 19-5 in the conference and 15-3 in the division. They took the first three games of the series on Friday (April 29) and Saturday (April 30).

The Pioneers are 24-20/16-10/13-7.

Malone set the tone early with four runs in the top of the first inning. Ashland struck for a run in the bottom of the third on an RBI groundout by senior right fielder Mike Lewandowski, then two more in the fourth on a two-run home run by senior first baseman Mackenzie Hampshire for a 4-3 deficit.

The Pioneers, however, put up crooked numbers in the fifth (three runs) and seventh (four) innings, and added another run in the eighth.

Hampshire finished a big weekend by going 2-for-4 with the homer and two RBIs. The loss went to freshman right-hander Chris Slavik (3-2), who allowed five hits, four runs and a walk in a third of an inning.

The Eagles return to the field for the start of a six-game road trip to finish the regular season on Tuesday (May 3) at 2 p.m. at Tiffin.