LAKELAND, Fla. – Trailing Florida Southern 7-2 in the top of the seventh inning Monday evening, a power outage short-circuited Ohio Dominican's baseball team's comeback efforts as the game was called at that point.
The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Panthers as they fell to 7-2 on the season, while the Mocs improved to 15-6.
Senior Tony Evans (Medway, Ohio) hit the first pitch of the ballgame over the wall in left field at historic Henley Field, marking his second straight game with a homer and the third of the season. FSC, though, answered with runs in the first and second innings to take a 2-1 lead.
Sophomore Noah Bland (Oberlin, Ohio) started the third inning with a basehit and later came in to score on a balk to knot the game at 2-2.
However, the Mocs hit a three-run homer in the fourth and tacked on two more runs in the fifth to go in front 7-2.
The Panthers went down in order in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and finished with three hits in the contest.
Junior Jeff Paul (St. Henry, Ohio) pitched 1.2 innings of perfect relief. He struck out two, threw 11 of his 12 pitches for strikes, and induced a double play grounder as well.
Ohio Dominican will take on Seton Hill at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as the Panthers resume play at the Russ Matt Central Florida Invitational.
Contact: Scott Miles