Denison Defeats Oglethorpe 16-5
The Oglethorpe baseball team first felt the disappointment of hearing that they wouldn't be able to play at Coolray Field, then felt the disappointment of losing to Denison 16-5 Saturday afternoon.
In a game, that was moved from Coolray Field, the home of the Gwinnett Braves, to their home field at Hermance Stadium because of wet grounds, the Petrels gave up 10 runs in the first two innings and were never really in the game.
The big blow came in the second, a grand slam which would give the visiting Big Red their 10-run lead. It was one of two grand slams Denison would slug on the afternoon.
The only sustained rally the Petrels were able to pull together was in the ninth inning, after the game had already been decided.
Stephen Archer hit a three-run homer in that inning to cut the Denison lead to 16-5, but that was the end of the scoring.
The loss drops the Petrels to 10-4 on the year. They will next be in action Sunday afternoon. They will host Montclair State, with first pitch set for 2 p.m.