October 25, 2014
11:47 am
 

Ottawa bats fall silent against Sterling

OTTAWA, Ill. – Sterling took advantage of five Ottawa errors and a quiet Pirate offense Tuesday to roll to a 7-1 victory in Northern Illinois Big 12 play.
 
Bryant Lilly kept Ottawa off-balance throughout the afternoon, allowing seven hits and three walks but allowing the Pirates to plate just a single run. The Sterling senior shut down the Ottawa offense in consecutive starts, allowing just one earned run over two complete games.
 
The game started off promising for the Pirates (10-16, 6-9 NIB12), who rattled off three consecutive singles to open the game, including one from Weston Hoffman that brought home Seth Coffey for the first run of the game.
 
Ottawa managed just four hits after that and stranded nine runners total, going 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
 
Quentin Borum tied the game for Sterling in the second inning, getting the first of his four singles to drive home Rafa Sosa. The Golden Warriors went ahead in the third inning when Brady Siegmund scored on a Dylan Manley throwing error.
 
Frankie Perino stretched the Sterling lead to 3-1 in the fourth inning with an RBI single just one batter after Ottawa’s fourth error of the game, and the Golden Warriors plated two in both the sixth and seventh innings to put the game out of reach.
 
Michael Donovan took the loss for Ottawa, allowing three unearned runs on seven hits over five innings. Garrett Hoffman came on in relief in the sixth inning and allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits over the final two innings.

Weston Hoffman finished 3-for-4 and was the J.J.'s Pub and Grill Player of the Game.
 
Ottawa visits Tinley Park on Friday.
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