Baseball Sweeps Series Against New York Tech
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – After taking Saturday’s doubleheader, the Marshall baseball team swept the three-game series against New York Tech, taking game three by a 10-3 margin on Sunday afternoon.
Corie O’Bryan (Frederick, MD) had three hits, two of them home runs and three RBI’s on the day to lead the team. Joe Glevenyak (West Palm Beach, FL) also had three RBI’s.
The Herd (18-21, 3-8 MAC) took a 2-0 lead on the Bears (11-23) in the first. Aaron Jamieson (Lindsay, Ont.) reached base on an error to bring up O’Bryan, who hit a home run to center field to give MU the 2-0 lead.
Marshall starter Chris Koutsavlis (Pittsburgh, PA) pitched three innings, retiring the Bears in order, before running into problems in the fourth. He allowed two runs on two hits in the inning to knot the game at two. Marshall bounced back in the bottom of the inning when O’Bryan notched his second home run in as many at bats to take a 3-2 lead.
The Bears did not give up, tying the game back up in the top of the sixth, but the Herd bats got going in the bottom of the inning, sending 11 batters to the plate. They scored six runs on five hits in the inning. Glevenyak and Mike Koitsopoulos (Markham, Ont.) each had two-RBI hits in the inning. Adam Frederick (Franklin, PA) also had an RBI single.
Marshall added one more run in the bottom of the seventh inning to put the finishing touches on the series sweep and give Marshall a 10-3 win.
Chris Koutsavlis pitched seven innings giving up three runs on five hits. Steve Ziroli (LaGrange, IL) and Patrick Molinari (Plainfield, IL) each pitched scoreless innings to finish the game. Koutsavlis took the win, improving his season mark to 2-4.
Marshall out hit NYIT, 10-5. O’Bryan had three hits while Frederick recorded two. Five others had one hit each.
The Herd, winners of five out of its last six games, will look to keep things going on Tuesday at Morehead State. They will play a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m.