Baseball - Thu, Apr. 13, 2006
CHICAGO - Four fielding errors by Saint Xavier University, including one with two outs in the top of the fifth which eventually plated three Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) runs, contributed to SXU's 9-6 loss to the Tigers Thursday in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) baseball action at Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field in Chicago. The loss snaps the Cougars' (16-23 overall, 7-2 CCAC) seven-game conference win streak and drops them into a first-place tie with University of St. Francis (Ill.) in the league standings.

Junior third baseman Nick Tantillo (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) had the hot bat for Saint Xavier going 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI, while junior catcher Ryan Buchler (Schererville, Ind./South Suburban CC) went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. ONU outhit SXU, 13-11, in the game and committed just two errors to help secure the win. Freshman righthander Rick Kehoe (Oak Lawn, Ill./Richards) took the loss on the mound for the Cougars pitching the first four innings and allowing six hits, five runs (four earned), and two walks with one strikeout.

ONU took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a RBI single by freshman Paul Bergan. Two sacrifice flies by sophomore right fielder Joe Miller (Chicago, Ill./Gordon Tech) and freshman centerfielder Don Skelly (Oak Lawn, Ill./Marist), respectively, in the bottom of the second gave Saint Xavier the advantage, 2-1. However, Olivet led off the third with a single and a walk and moved both runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. The move paid off as the Tigers brought both runners home and took back the lead, 3-2.

SXU's offense struggled over the next five innings and ONU took advantage building a 9-2 lead heading into the eighth with two runs in the fourth, three runs in the fifth, and another run in the seventh inning. Tantillo and Van Mill each picked up RBI singles in the bottom of the eighth to trim Olivet's lead to five, 9-4, heading into the ninth. After keeping ONU off the scoreboard in the top of the ninth, the Cougars were able to load the bases with one out, but despite scoring two runs in the ninth, the rally attempt fell short.

Saint Xavier (16-23 overall, 7-2 CCAC) takes a break for the Easter holiday and returns to action on Tuesday, April 18, for a conference home game against Trinity Christian College (Ill.). Start time for Tuesday's game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field.



SXU 2006 Statistics Olivet Nazarene Univ at Saint Xavier Univ Apr 13, 2006 at SXU (Ferrell Field)

Olivet Nazarene Univ 9 (17-14-2,7-3-1 CCAC9) Saint Xavier Univ 6 (16-23,7-2 CCAC9)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------ Colling rf............... 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 Buske, Craig 2b.......... 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 Morefield cf............. 4 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 Christy, Brendan ss...... 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0 Arisohn ss............... 5 1 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 Gruber, Chris lf......... 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 Higgins dh............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 Gregerson, Luke rf....... 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 Peachey dh.............. 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Buchler, Ryan c.......... 4 3 3 0 1 0 5 0 1 Rossano lf............... 3 1 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 Tantillo, Nick 3b........ 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 Butler lf............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Van Mill, Matt 1b........ 5 0 2 1 0 0 11 0 0 Meloche c................ 5 4 3 0 0 0 2 2 2 Miller, Joe dh........... 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 Bergan 3b................ 4 1 3 2 0 0 2 2 0 Skelly, Don cf........... 3 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 Procyshen 2b............. 4 1 3 2 0 0 1 3 0 Kehoe, Rick p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Smidt 1b................. 2 1 1 1 1 0 7 0 0 Karko, Nick p........... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alexander 1b............ 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 Zotto, Joe p............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Delamater p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 Krumsieg p.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Highley p............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals................... 38 9 13 7 4 5 27 11 10 Totals................... 38 6 11 5 4 2 27 10 11

Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Olivet Nazarene Univ 012 230 100 - 9 13 2 Saint Xavier Univ... 020 000 022 - 6 11 4 -------------------------------------------

E - Bergan; Delamater; Buske, C.; Christy, B.; Gregerson, L; Tantillo, N.. LOB - Tigers 10; Cougars 11. 2B - Arisohn 2; Procyshen; Gruber, C.. SH - Colling. SF - Morefield; Bergan; Procyshen; Miller, J.; Skelly, D..

Olivet Nazarene Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF Saint Xavier Univ IP H R ER BB SO AB BF ----------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------- Delamater........... 8.0 10 4 4 2 2 33 37 Kehoe, Rick......... 4.0 6 5 4 2 1 15 20 Krumsieg............ 0.1 1 2 1 2 0 2 4 Karko, Nick......... 4.0 6 4 1 2 4 19 22 Highley............. 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 Zotto, Joe.......... 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 4 4

Win - Delamater (5-0). Loss - Kehoe, R. (1-3). Save - None. WP - Delamater; Karko, N. 2. PB - Buchler, R.. Umpires - Start: 3:00pm Time: Attendance: Game: SXUB39