Lincoln Sweeps Bison
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA. - Omar Ongay delivered a two-run game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning of the first game of a doubleheader and added three hits in the nightcap to help the Lincoln University of Pennsylvania baseball team sweep Gallaudet University, 7-6 and 11-6 Saturday afternoon.
Ongay was also the winning pitcher in both games as Lincoln (7-14 overall) extended its winning streak to three games. Ongay earned the win in relief in the opener by tossing 2.2 innings and striking out four batters. In the second game, Ongay fanned five batters.
Joe Kruemmer also added three hits for the Lions in the second game. Vincent Curtis had two hits including a RBI double to cap an eight run second inning. The Lions used that huge inning as a springboard to victory.
In the opening game, Duane Wyse had two hits including his second home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning. Ongay and Curtis also had two hits each for Lincoln during an exciting first game that featured four lead changes and two ties. The Bison (5-26 overall) took a 6-5 lead in the top of the seventh inning after an Ongay throwing error allowed the go-ahead run to cross the plate.
However, Ongay redeemed himself in the bottom of the seventh. The Lions loaded the bases with nobody out. However, when Ongay stepped to the plate, the bases were still full, the Lions still trailed and there were two outs. Ongay slapped the first pitch he saw into right field for the decisive hit. Marvin Hawkins and Victor Bell scored to give the Lions their second straight win in their last at-bat.
The Bison jumped to a quick 1-0 lead two batters into the second game when Kevin Alley slugged a home run to left field. Alley had two hits and drove in two runs for Gallaudet in the second game. He also had two hits, two RBIs and scored three runs in the first game.
Ongay began the eight run inning with a leadoff single. By the time the bottom of the second inning ended, Lincoln had sent 12 men to the plate and had an 8-1 advantage.