Wilmington, Ohio – April 10, 2010 – The no. 3 ranked Heidelberg University baseball team split its doubleheader against Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Wilmington College on the road this afternoon. The Berg fell 11-0 in the first game but returned to take the second game 19-5. The Berg now sits at 21-4 overall and 2-2 in the OAC, while Wilmington is 3-16 and 2-2.
In the first game Wilmington scored five runs in its first at bat and never looked back en route to an 11-0 shutout. Jared Ramsey, of Wilmington, kept the Berg at bay throwing a one hitter.
Picking up the lone hit for the Berg was Gar Keen (Sparta, Ohio / Highland). He had a double in the first inning.
Suffering the loss on the mound was Nathan James (Rockport, Ind. / South Spencer). He threw 4.2 innings, giving up nine hits and had nine strikeouts.
The Berg returned strong in game two taking a 5-4 lead after three innings of play. The bats exploded for the Berg in the fourth inning as Jason Lash (Strongsville, Ohio / Strongsville) sent one over the left field fence to score Keen, who had reached base off a single to the pitcher. Derek Andrzejczak (Sylvania, Ohio / Sylvania Northview)doubled to right field and Alex Monroe (Chagrin Falls / Kenston) reached on a walk to set up Andrew Buelow (Marysville, Mich. / Marysville) for a three-run homerun to left center. Buelow's homerun was the first of his career.
The Berg kept the bats going for the last five innings outscoring Wilmington, 9-1 en route to the 19-5 win.
The Berg put up 24 hits for the game. Leading the way was Monroe who finished 4-for-4 and Andrzejczak who went 4-for-6. Finishing the game with three hits apiece was Ricardo Lizcano (Toledo, Ohio / Roy C. Start), Willie Brechun (Canton, Ohio / Canton Central Catholic) and Decker. Also finishing with multiple hits was Elvin Williams (Euclid, Ohio / Euclid) and Lash.
Lash led the way scoring four runs. Brechun and Decker followed with 3 runs scored apiece.
Picking up the win on the mound after throwing 8.0 innings was Sylvester Nino (Willard, Ohio / Willard). Nino struck out seven batters and improved his record to 4-1 for the season.