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Corban Closes Series with Sweep over Oregon Tech

Apr 06, 2014
Corban Closes Series with Sweep over Oregon Tech

SALEM, Ore. - For the second-straight day Corban pitching limited Oregon Tech’s offensive output, as the Warriors swept the Owls in the opener by a 3-1 final, before taking the night cap by a 10-2 score Saturday at Volcanoes Stadium in NAIA West baseball action.

Oregon Tech is now 9-31 overall and 4-16 in the league play while CU improved their overall record to 22-17 and their NAIA West mark to 13-7.

Game 2 - CU starting pitcher Davidson allowed the Owls just one run on four hits in eight innings of work. He walked three and struck out four while improving his season record to 3-1. Freshman Micah Ropp pitched the ninth inning, allowing one hit, to pick up his first save of the season.

Scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, The Warriors once again scored the game's first run. Jackson Smith reached on a two-out fielding error and pinch runner Jon Mercer scored on an opposite-field triple by Landon Frost.  Corban used four hits and added two more in the bottom of the sixth to move up 3-0.

Oregon Tech scored its only run in the top of the eighth inning when Tyson Dahl led off with a walk, reached second on a fielder's choice and third on a balk. He then scored on a ground out by Aaron Bocchi.

Josh DeVaughn had two of Oregon Tech's five hits with Ethan Schlecht, Colton Minton and Collin Yoshinaga adding a hit each.  Darian Benanua pitched well in 5.2 inning on the mound, scattering seven hits with two earned runs but would suffer the loss falling to 1-5.

Game 2 - The Warriors put the game away early, scoring four times in both the first and second innings. Benjamin Liogon hit a two-run single and Alderman hit an opposite-field, two-run double to the fence in left to go up 4-0 early. Tech would score a pair of runs in the top of the second to cut their deficit in half, but a four run second inning for CU essentially put the game away, as the Warriors led 8-2. 

Oregon Tech's two runs came in the second inning on two hits. Bryce Asao led off with a double and Ben Krueger followed with a bunt single to move Asao to third base. Cameron Cole walked to load the bases and Asao scored a fielder's choice ground ball by Aaron Burke. Tyson Dahl followed with a sacrifice fly to drive in Krueger.

Corban added to their advantage with a run in the fourth and fifth making it a 10-2 contest.  The teams would fail to score over the remainder with CU winning by the same margin.

Tech’s Josh DeVaughn added two more hits in the nightcap with Tyson Dahl and Ben Krueger adding singles.  Tech’s only extra base hit, a double, came from Bryce Asao in the second inning.

Oregon Tech resumes NAIA West play this Saturday and Sunday as the Owls welcome Menlo College to Kiger Stadium.  Saturday’s contest is set to begin at noon with Sunday’s action starting at 11 a.m.
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