The Ottawa University baseball team could not get over the hump this weekend in a pair of doubleheaders against Saint Mary. Ottawa lost three one-run games.
On Saturday, the Braves fell 7-6 in eight innings and 4-1. On Sunday, Ottawa lost 1-0 and 5-4 in Leavenworth.
Saint Mary scored two runs in the seventh and eighth innings to nip Ottawa in
Saturday’s home opener. Ottawa scored twice in the sixth for a 5-3 lead.
Kaylem Quinn went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Kyle Pener had two hits, and Josh Reynolds led Ottawa with two RBIs. Cole Meeks pitched six innings in the loss.
Ottawa’s bats went cold in the nightcap. Jacob Loucks pitched three innings in the nightcap.
Sunday’s first game turned into a pitcher’s dual. Jake Kolenda was the hardluck loser as he went five innings.
Cole Horn led the Braves with two hits, a triple and a double.
Ottawa led the second game until the bottom of the seventh when Saint Mary scored two to nip the Braves.
Ottawa scored single runs in the first and second innings. Quinn had an RBI single in the first. Andy See’s squeeze bunt in the second scored Cody Parks to give Ottawa a 2-1 lead.
Ottawa scored twice in the fifth to increase the lead to 4-1.
Quinn, Parks and Nick Rodriguez had two hits apiece. Reynolds pitched five innings.
Ottawa plays Thursday at home against Kansas Wesleyan.