TIFFIN -- After heavy rains pushed back the Heidelberg University baseball team's double header three days to Monday, the Berg suffered a sweep at the hands of Marietta College. The Pioneers took game one, 6-1, before a late rally pushed MC to the win in the nightcap, 6-2.
This marks the first time Heidelberg has been swept this season, falling to 13-6, 2-2 in the OAC. The Pioneers improve to 13-4, 3-1 in conference play.
GAME ONE: Marietta 6-11-1 Heidelberg 1-6-2
With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the first, Marietta's Connor Golden grounded into a fielder's choice, scoring the first MC run. One batter later, Golden stole second and on an errant throw to second, Shane Fetsko was able to race home for a quick 2-0 lead.
The Pioneers tacked on three runs in the second, two unearned off HU starter Cameron Deemer. In the sixth, Marietta added one more, courtesy of an RBI single by Chris Petrucci.
The Berg's lone run came off the bat of Shirk. The centerfielder crushed a solo home run to left to lead off the bottom of the sixth.
Deemer (5-1) suffered the loss on the hill. The sophomore gave up six runs, four earned, over six innings. Anthony Hajdu tossed three scoreless innings in relief.
GAME TWO: Marietta 6-8-1 Heidelberg 2-11-0
The Student Princes got on the board first in the nightcap, thanks to three straight doubles. With two outs, Long, a senior, drove a double to left field and later scored on a two-bagger from Psychas. Senior Kyle Slovick plated Psychas on a double down the left field line for a 2-0 advantage.
Marietta cut the Heidelberg lead in half with a run scoring single in the sixth.
The Pioneers pounded out five runs over the last two innings. The big blow came off the bat of Mike Hale, who belted a no-doubt 3-run home run to left in the eighth inning.
Along with thunderstorms, a quick turnaround is in the forecast for Heidelberg as they are back in action tomorrow. HU will host Thomas More College for a single game beginning at 4 p.m. Follow bergathletics.com for scheduled changes and updates all season long.