Hustlin’ Owls Fall to Wildcats
Mar 24, 2014
ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- The Central Washington University baseball team erased an early 2-0 deficit by exploding to score seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to lead the Wildcats to an 8-3 non-conference victory over Oregon Tech Monday afternoon at the CWU Baseball Field.
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The win brings the Wildcats to .500 on the season with a 11-11 record. The Owls fall to 9-22 on the season.
Kasey Bielec continued his hot hitting, by going 2-for-3 with four RBI, three of which came on a homerun to left field during the Wildcats seven run fifth inning.
Oregon Tech took an early 2-0 lead in the third inning off two-run homerun by shortstop Tyson Dahl (Pictured) his second of the year.
Central Washington answered by scoring one run in the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly by Bielec. Then the following inning CWU pieced together five hits and seven runs, the biggest of those was the three-run round-tripper by Bielec to give the Wildcats an 8-2 lead. Joe Castro IV and Justen Weigel each drove home a run in the fifth inning on singles, and Tinnell picked up a two-RBI single in the frame as well.
Tinnell finished the game 2-for-4 from the plate, driving in a pair of runs in the process, and Ethan Sterkel extended his hitting streak to eight games going 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Willie Davies picked up his first win of the season (1-0) has he pitched the first 5 1/3 innings scattering seven hits and three runs -- two earned – while striking out four batters.
Justin Dibble went 4 and 1/3 innings picking up the loss as he gave up 8-runs (7 earned) on 8-hits as he falls to 0-2 on hill for Tech.
The Tech offense was led by Ryan Hayden, Ethan Schlecht and Ryan Gant who each had 2-hits.
Central Washington and Oregon Tech will finish off its two game series tomorrow at Noon.