CHILLICOTHE — The University of Findlay split a doubleheader with Urbana on Tuesday, taking the first game 16-9 before dropping the second contest 11-4.
Runs were prevalent for the Oilers early, as they jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first inning thanks to hits from Joe Sickler, Eric Riha, Dylan Cintula and Michael Louis. UF (3-7) extended the advantage to 8-0 on Austin Adams’ first career home run in the second.
Urbana (4-2) plated three runs in the bottom of the second, but could not keep up with the Oilers’ hot bats.
Drew Hargrove received the win on the mound for UF to improve to 1-1 on the season.
The second game was just the opposite, as Urbana jumped in front early with five runs in the first inning off Mason Mayberry.
The Blue Knights added two runs in the third to go up 7-1 and held an 11-1 lead heading into the seventh inning.
Despite three runs from UF in the bottom of the seventh, the Oilers were unable to overcome the deficit.
Mayberry took the loss on the mound for UF.
Shepherd edges Lacrosse
Shepherd’s Georgia Karr scored an unassisted goal with 22 seconds left in the contest to lift the Rams to a 19-18 win over the University of Findlay in a nonconference women’s lacrosse match Tuesday at Donnell Stadium.
The Oilers (4-1) fell behind 12-6 at the half, but battled back to tie the game at 18-18 when Melissa Peters connected for a goal at the 2:03 mark.
Shepherd then won the ensuing draw control after Karr’s goal and were able to run out the clock.
Sarah Lankton led the Oilers with four goals and three assists while Peters, Kyra Bradley and Nicole Stines each had three scores apiece.
Findlay goalkeeper Katie Poorman stopped eight shots.
The Oilers are scheduled to host Mercyhurst University on Saturday at noon.
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