Mount Union tops No. 3 Marietta 13-2 in game one of doubleheader
ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union split a pair of games with No. 3 Marietta in an Ohio Athletic Conference series Thursday at 23rd Street Field.
The Purple Raiders improved to 10-6 overall and 2-2 in the OAC while Marietta moved to 13-5 overall and 3-1 in the OAC.
In game one, Mount Union junior hurler Zach Carlino scattered eight hits during six innings with four strikeouts as he moved to 4-1 on the season.
It was more than enough for the Raiders offense that pounded out 15 hits and scored 13 runs. Mount Union jumped out to a 4-0 lead with a run in the first, two in the second and one in the fourth.
The Pioneers cut the lead in half with two runs in the fifth before the Raiders exploded for nine runs in the sixth and went on to the 13-2 win.
Seven different Raiders had hits including freshman Mitchell Lake, who had four hits and drove in two runs and junior Lee Grosscup, who drove in two runs on a pair of hits. Mike Mulvey took his first loss of the season on the mound for Marietta.
In game two, Marietta freshman pitcher Jason Byers allowed Mount Union only four hits and struck out 11 as the Pioneers scored a 6-0 win.
It marked the first time in 34 games dating back to last season that Mount Union was shut out in a game.
Christian Demko drove in two runs for the Pioneers, which scored their first run in the fifth inning then put four on the board in the seventh and another in the eighth.
Sophomore pitcher Sam Clarke took the loss for the Raiders.