Senators drop twin bill to Tiffin
Weather forces G-MAC contest to be played in Elkins; teams will meet again Sunday at Tiffin for DH
ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins baseball team dropped a G-MAC doubleheader to Tiffin Thursday at Harpertown Field.
The twin bill was originally scheduled to be played at Tiffin but moved to Elkins due to the weather conditions in Ohio.
The teams are now slated to play another doubleheader Sunday at Tiffin with the opening contest set to begin at noon.
The Senators dropped the lidlifter, 5-1, and fell in the nightcap by a 6-4 score.
Cody Orr struck out nine in a complete-game effort for the Dragons in the opening game.
Orr allowed just one run on six hits.
Tiffin led 2-0 before striking for two more runs in the fifth on back-to-back RBI doubles from Kole Klasic and Brayden Callihan.
The Senators plated their lone run in the top of the ninth when Dominic Bianchini trotted home on a sacrifice fly from Shawn Pass.
Brent McMillion took the loss for D&E, allowing four runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. He fanned four and walked four.
Justin Worley collected two hits at the dish for the Senators.
Tiffin rallied from a 3-1 deficit to take the second game.
D&E jumped out to a 2-0 lead when Guiseppe Orlando scored on a wild pitch in the first inning and Tanner Wickham doubled in Zachary Higgins in the third.
An RBI single from Orlando gave the Senators a 3-1 cushion in the fifth after the Dragons had plated their initial run in the home-half of the third.
With the game tied at 3-3, Tiffin plated three runs in the sixth to take the lead for good. Kyle Vance had a two-run single in the frame.
D&E picked up a single run in the seventh on an RBI sacrifice fly from Wickham.
Max Larimore took the loss in five innings of work. He gave up five runs on six hits, fanning four and walking four.
Michael Ross earned the win in two innings of relief, surrendering one run on two hits and striking out a pair.
Dominic Bianchini had two hits to lead the Senators at the plate.
D&E is now 4-32 overall and 4-16 in league play, while Tiffin improved to 14-23 and 11-9 in G-MAC action.