It came four days later, but the baseball teams from Ashland University and Tiffin played Game 2 of their 2016 four-game series on Tuesday (April 12).
After a 4-1 AU win on the road on Friday (April 8), the Eagles and Dragons resumed their series in Tiffin on Tuesday after a couple weather-related hiccups – with Ashland coming out on top again, 3-1.
Ashland improves to 16-11 overall, 7-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and 6-0 in the GLIAC South Division. Tiffin is 11-17/2-8/1-5.
The Dragons broke the scoreless tie with a run in the bottom of the third inning, and it remained a 1-0 game until the top of the sixth. Ashland tied the game at 1 on an RBI single by senior first baseman Mackenzie Hampshire.
Sophomore left-handed pitcher Derek Baker improved to 3-3 after allowing six hits, a run and no walks and striking out four in 7 1/3 innings. Junior lefty Mike Gentile tossed 1 1/3 scoreless frames, then senior closer Alex Smith got the final out for his fifth save of the season.
The Eagles will continue GLIAC play with a doubleheader at Donges Field on Wednesday (April 13) at 2 p.m. against Lake Erie.