COLLEGEVILLE, PA – The Owls collected just three hits and couldn't plate a run against a host of Ursinus pitchers on Thursday afternoon, losing 11-0. Six Bears pitchers kept Maine-Presque Isle hitters off balance and they collected ten hits to plate eleven runs to down the Owls.
The Owls lone threat came in the sixth when they were able to load the bases. Justin Bergeron walked with two outs, and Josiah Brazier singled. Shane Smith appeared to ground out to end the inning but a catcher's interference loaded the bases. The Bears managed to keep the Owls off the board with a nice play in centerfield off of Cam Morrell's hard hit ball.
Andrew Bartlett threw a complete game and took the loss on the mound for the Owls, giving up five earned runs and striking out five.
"Andrew looked good at times, and struggled a bit with his control at times," said Coach Pankow in reference to the seven walks allowed. "Ursinus is a good hitting team, but we needed to do a better job of limiting base runners by taking care of the baseball and not issuing free passes. During this trip we have shown we that our pitchers can be aggressive in the strike zone, we can play well in the field, and we are capable of doing some great things offensively, but we have yet to do all three in the same game. When we figure out how to be consistent in all three aspects we will be a strong team."