Blue Knight Baseball News
Baseball Walks Off with 2 Extra Inning Wins on Wednesday
Fresh off of their series win against Fairmont State University over the weekend, the Urbana University baseball team swept a windy Wednesday doubleheader against Wheeling Jesuit University. Both games ended in walk-off fashion in extra innings. The Blue Knights took the first game 5-4 in 8 innings, and Game 2 also ended with a game-winning run crossing the plate in the 8th inning of a 1-0 UU win. Pinch runner Brody Beam scored both game-winning runs.
With the sweep, Urbana won the season series with the Cardinals. The two teams split an earlier doubleheader at WJU. The wins were crucial in the race for the last spot in the Mountain East Conference post-season tournament. The top six teams advance, and Urbana entered the day in seventh place, one spot ahead of WJU. Read More
Bozman Named MEC Pitcher of the WeekApr. 13th, 2015
Notre Dame College's Blake Miller has been named Mountain East Conference Player of the Week, while Urbana's Nick Bozman has earned Pitcher of the Week honors.
Bozman, a senior from Huntsville, Ohio, went 2-0 last week giving up just four hits in 10 innings of work. After picking up a non-conference win, he pitched a complete-game shutout against Fairmont State allowing just two hits and striking out nine in a win over Fairmont State. Bozman lowered his season ERA to 1.46. He is the second Blue Knight pitcher, and third Blue Knight baseball player overall, to win the weekly award. Pitcher Austin Mace and outfielder Matt Paculan took home the MEC's top honors after the first week of the season. Paculan was named amongst the "Other Top Performances" this week after hitting .389 and driving in 7 runs, including the game-winner on Sunday evening. Read More
Baseball Sweeps FSU, Walks Off with Series Win on SundayApr. 12th, 2015
After splitting a Saturday doubleheader with Fairmont State University, the Urbana University baseball team finished off the Falcons with two more home wins on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Blue Knights Field. In the opener, Urbana coasted to an 8-1 win before completing the sweep and clinching the series with a dramatic come from behind 7-6 win in 8 innings in the night cap.
Urbana starting pitcher Jackson Everman mowed down the Falcons for six innings in the opener. The sophomore scattered three hits and three walks while striking out six in his second win of the season. After surrendering a first inning run, Everman held the visitors scoreless until reliever Jordan Hill took over in the seventh. Hill allowed just one hit while striking out the side to preserve the 8-1 win. Read More
Blue Knights & Falcons Split on SaturdayApr. 11th, 2015
Under sunny skies on Saturday afternoon, the Urbana University and Fairmont State University baseball teams split a doubleheader at Blue Knights Field. Urbana shut out the Falcons 2-0 behind senior ace Nick Bozman in the opener, but FSU bounced back with a 13-4 win in the night cap.
Bozman turned in his most impressive performance to date in a dominant Game 1 win. The southpaw surrendered leadoff singles in the first and sixth innings, but that was it in a complete game two-hit shutout. Bozman also racked up 9 strikeouts in the win, his third of the spring. Urbana got all the offense it needed second inning. After Enmanuel Lopez hit a one-out triple, catcher Evan Hacker brought him home with a sac fly to right field. Urbana added an insurance run in the third after back-to-back doubles by Matt Paculan and Roman Gammell. Paculan was 2 for 3 with a double and a triple. Read More
Cedarville Stings UU 10-5Apr. 8th, 2015
The Blue Knight baseball team dropped a 10-5 decision on the road at Cedarville University on Wednesday afternoon. Lightning and inclement weather ended the contest early in the bottom of the 8th inning.
Urbana scored the first two runs and led 3-1 after two innings, but the Yellow Jackets posted 6 runs in the third and never looked back. Matt Paculan led Urbana’s offense with a 2 for 4 day at the plate. Paculan hit an RBI double in the top of the first inning. Read More