Blue Knight Baseball News
Home Baseball Weekend Series Moved to Sunday-Monday
This weekend's home baseball series between the Blue Knights and West Virginia State University has been pushed back one day to Sunday and Monday. More rain forecast for the area late this week and highs in the low-30's on Saturday has forced the change. The teams will attempt to start doubleheaders at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at Blue Knights Field. Read More
Baseball Splits at WJU on Wednesday NightMar. 25th, 2015
After a four and a half hour delay to allow more time for the field to dry, the Urbana University and Wheeling Jesuit University baseball teams finally took the field for a Mountain East Conference doubleheader on Wednesday night. Under the lights at JB Chambers Baseball Complex, the MEC foes split a pair of decisions. Urbana won the first game 5-1 before falling 9-0 under the lights in the night cap.
The Blue Knights struck first in Game 1 when Bradley Burkholder drove in a run in the top of the fifth inning. Wheeling briefly tied the game at 1-1 with a run in the bottom of the fifth, but the Blue Knights ran away with the victory by scoring the final four runs over the last two innings. Michael Barea (pictured) provided the biggest hit, a 2-run single in the top of the sixth to give his squad a 3-1 lead. Read More
Baseball Suffers 2 More Losses During Tough WeekendMar. 22nd, 2015
The Blue Knight baseball team suffered two more tough losses to the University of Virginia-Wise on Sunday afternoon. The Cavaliers completed the surprising 4-game sweep with victories of 5-4 and 9-6 in extra innings.
UVa.-Wise entered the weekend set at Urbana winless in their previous 10 contests this season. Urbana had received votes in the latest NCBWA Atlantic Region poll after a promising 5-3 start. Five straight losses to teams with losing records have the Blue Knights headed in the wrong direction. The Blue Knights fell behind 3-0 in Sunday's first game. Matt Paculan and Austin Mace drove in runs in the fifth inning to draw the Blue Knights within a run, but the Cavs added two more runs to their lead in after a pair of UU errors in the sixth inning. The extra runs proved to be the difference as Urbana mounted a comeback attempt in the bottom of the seventh. RBI singles from Austin Mace and Roman Gammell got the tying run 90 feet away, but that's where it would remain stranded in the 5-4 loss. Read More
UVa.-Wise Sweeps Baseball on SaturdayMar. 21st, 2015
Urbana University played host in a doubleheader to Mountain East Conference opponent University of Virginia-Wise on Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers took both games by the scores of 3-1 and 7-1, respectively.
Urbana Game 1 starter Nick Bozman went the distance in the losing effort, surrendering 3 earned runs on 6 hits while striking out 6. A.J. Finlay was 2 for 3, and Roman Gammell, D.J. Collins, and Enmanuel Lopez each had a hit in the loss. Gammell had the Blue Knights only RBI of the game. Read More
Baseball Shutout by OilersMar. 18th, 2015
The University of Findlay baseball hosted their home opener on Wednesday afternoon. The Oilers hosted and shutout the Urbana Blue Knights, using a big fourth inning to propel them to a the 7-0 win.
Both teams traded zeros until the bottom on the fourth inning when Findlay broke through with 5 runs on 6 hits and 1 Blue Knight error. Urbana's offense only mustered 4 hits on the day. Collecting base hits for Urbana were Matt Paculan, Bronson Marlett, Steven Brown and Nick Gallagher. Urbana's pitching was divied up by starter Felix Ojeda, Dalton Greenwalt & Brad Hall. Ojeda pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the third inning, but took the loss after giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 10 hits. Greenwalt surrendered just 1 run in 3 innings and Hall gave up a run in his inning of work. Read More