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Wolverines close season
with split at Oberlin
by Greg Knowlden, sports information student assistant
OBERLIN, OH, May 7, 2002 -- The Grove City College baseball team (14-15) split its final doubleheader of the year at Oberlin College, losing the first 3-2 before pounding the Yeomen 13-0 in the second game which was shortened by rain.
In the opener, freshman SS Dave DiDonato (Bridgeville, PA/South Fayette) singled in the third and scored on a double by sophomore 2B Jake Cuthbert (Belle Vernon, PA/Belle Vernon) for the gameís only earned run. Oberlin capitalized on two Grove City errors to score one in the bottom of the inning and a pair in the fourth to go up 3-1. The Wolverines pushed freshman LF Mike McMillen (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) over in the fifth on a pair of Yeomen errors but it wasnít enough.
Freshman Mike Gundy (Grand Rapids, MI/Grand Rapids Christian) fell to 4-2 on the season as he struck out three in four innings while surrendering only the three unearned runs. Freshman Luke Lester (Dover, OH/Dover) was perfect over his final two innings of work.
In the second game, sophomore Matt Kearney (New Castle, PA/Neshannock) didnít give up a hit until two men were gone in the fourth inning and the Wolverines led 7-0. The hard-throwing right-hander struck out six in the abbreviated five inning contest and improved his record to 4-2.
Five Wolverine batters collected two hits in the contest. Senior RF Mike Volchko (Akron, OH/Archbishop Hoban) was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI, sophomore C Cliff Emery (Warren, OH/Champion) was 2-for-2, doubled, and scored three times, and freshman 3B John Mycyk (Pittsburgh, PA/Shady Side Academy) went 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI. McMillen was 2-for-4 with three runs and sophomore CF Greg Grupp (Harmony, PA/Slippery Rock) went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
The Wolverines finished the year one game below .500. Their 7-5 performance in the conference regular season was punctuated by a three game sweep of the PAC tournament for their second title in a row.
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