Oregon Tech’s baseball season ends with win

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — On Senior Day, Oregon Tech senior Tommy Wood singled in the game winner in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Hustlin’ Owls to an 8-7 win and a doubleheader split with Concordia University Sunday afternoon at Kiger Stadium. Oregon Tech concludes the 2012 season at 18-33 and 11-21 in conference play. Concordia falls to 23-26 and 15-17 in conference play and will host the NAIA West Tournament May 2-4 in Portland.

In game one, Concordia used 15 hits to score 14 runs on the way to a 14-2 win. Concordia scored eight runs in the sixth inning and added five more runs in the eighth led by Jordan Keeker and Sean Myrom who had three hits apiece.

Three Cavalier pitchers combined to limit Oregon Tech to two runs, spreading out 10 hits with Eric Weir picking up the win to improve to 4-6 on the year.

Concordia also turned four double plays to end several Oregon Tech opportunities.

Ryan Hayden and Dustin Norman had two hits each for the Hustlin’ Owls.

In game two, Concordia scored two runs in third inning, taking advantage of a hit batter and two doubles.

Oregon Tech answered, scoring two runs in the bottom of the inning on four hits including two doubles.

Tech then took the lead, scoring three runs in the fifth inning on three walks and two hits to take the lead 5-2.

Sean Myrom led off the sixth with a deep homerun to left field and then scored on a walk and two wild pitches to make it a 5-4 game.

Oregon Tech scored twice more in the bottom of the sixth on a walk and three hits to go up 7-4.

Concordia scratched across a run in the seventh inning and then tied the game with two runs in the top of the ninth taking advantage of two walks and three wild pitches to tie the game at 7-7 without a base hit.

Oregon Tech’s Alex Reynolds was hit by a pitch to begin the bottom of the ninth and was then sacrificed over to second base by Kevin Shulemson. After Tyson Dahl struck out, Tommy Wood, playing the last game of his collegiate career, hit a two out single and singled down the left field line to score Reynolds with the game winner.

Oregon Tech’s Chase Meister went the distance on the hill pitching all nine innings to improve to 1-3 on the season.