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Oakland evens series with the Penguins

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NILES, Ohio - Three Oakland pitchers combined to limit the Youngstown State baseball team to three hits, and the Golden Grizzlies evened the three-game series with a 4-1 victory over the Penguins on Friday evening at Eastwood Field.

Oakland starter Tim Koons went seven innings and allowed an unearned run on three hits and four walks while striking out nine batters. Collin Gee and Logan Sparkman both retired the side in order in the eighth and ninth innings, respectively. The Penguins were held to one hit after the third inning.

YSU starter Patrick O'Brien pitched well enough to earn the victory, allowing three runs on five hits in seven innings. Four of the hits he allowed were in Oakland's three-run fourth. Oakland finished with nine singles in the contest.

The Penguins took a 1-0 lead in the second inning thanks to a manufactured run. David Saluga opened the inning with a strikeout but reached first on the play on a passed ball by Ian Yetsko. Saluga stole second before moving to third on an infield single by Mike Accardi. Kevin Hix struck out, but Accardi was able to steal second. With two outs, Jake Ross hit a chopper to short, but the throw by Mike Brosseau pulled Zach Sterry off the first base bag and Ross dodged the tag allowing Saluga to plate the game's first run.

Oakland finally broke through with a three-run fourth inning. With one out, the Golden Grizzlies loaded the bases and eventually all three runners came around to score. The tying run came home on a Spencer Marentette groundout to second. Sterry scored the go-ahead run when O'Brien was called for a balk. The third run came in on a Yetsko single as Jared Theisen came home.

The Golden Grizzlies added an insurance run in the ninth when Theisen led off with a single, stole second and scored on Marentette's single.

The Penguins stranded eight runners and went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position.

Youngstown State and Oakland will play the series finale on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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