Saline Baseball Clinches SEC Red Title

The Saline baseball team pulled out a pair of one rune wins and clinched the SEC Red championship last week.

The Hornets clinched the title with 2-1 and 5-4 wins over second-place Ann Arbor Skyline.

A Jacob Ohren-Hoeft RBI single in the third gave the Hornets a 1-0 lead. Skyline tied it up in the fifth, but Cole Daniels ripped an RBI single to left to score Noah Nelson with the winning run.

Daniels struck out nine in six innings for the win. Danny Weidmayer set the Eagles down in the seventh for the save.

Nelson led the offense with three hits and a run scored. Ohren-Hoeft and Daniels each had a hit and RBI, while Vinnie Patteri had a hit and run scored.

Saline built an early 3-0 lead in the second game, only to have Skyline score twice in the seventh to tie the game at 4-4.

The bottom of the seventh saw a pair of one-out walks put a runner in scoring position and with two outs, the Eagles committed an error that scored Daniels with the winning run in a walk-off.

Daniels had a hit and three RBI, while Paul Kiyabu had two hits and a run scored. Nelson added a hit and run scored. Ryan Steinhauer earned the win in relief for the Hornets, striking out three.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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