After the doubleheader, the Tiffin Baseball program had a ceremony to honor its eleven-member senior class that included: Thomas Auth, Marino Pugnetti, Noah Penney, Alan Meadows, Jacob Keene, Kole Klasic, Danny Donnelly, Nich Green, Zach Campbell, Michael Boswell, and Dylan Radabaugh.
The Tiffin University baseball team split the twinbill with Kentucky Wesleyan, winning game one 11-2 and dropping game two 7-4.
The Dragons improve to 26-16 overall and 20-6 in the conference, while the Panthers fall to 17-24 overall and 14-10 in the conference.
The Dragons had a shaky start to game one as they walked the first batter which sparked Kentucky Wesleyan to score two runs in the top of the first.
Tiffin responded in the second inning with a Cal Brazier home run to cut the Panthers' lead to 2-1.
Tiffin scored one run in the third, tying the game at 2-2. Marino Pugnetti singled, followed by Griffin Stevens's single that moved Pugnetti to third. Pugnetti scored off a wild pitch from the Panthers.
Tiffin added one in the fourth as Jake Shier started the inning with a single with an error by the left fielder advancing him to third. Cal Brazier grounded out to second base to score Jake Shier to lead 3-2.
The Dragons scored one more in the fifth inning as Zach Campbell led off with a home run to right-center field to lead 4-2.
The Dragons' offense was on fire in the sixth inning as they scored seven runs. Brazier started off the inning with a single through the left side, Nich Green then singled to center field, and Evan Engle bunted to load up the bases for Tommy Thamann who was walked to score Brazier. Marino Pugnetti hit a grand slam to give Tiffin a 9-2 lead. Griffin Stevens singled, which was followed by a homer from Tim Orr to give the Dragons an 11-2 lead.
Gunnar Boehm pitched a complete game over 7.0 innings, allowed two runs on two hits, and struck out six in the win.
Marino Pugnetti led the offense as he went 3-for-4 with one home run, scored two runs, and tallied four RBI and Cal Brazier went 2-for-3 with one home run, scored two runs, and registered two RBI. Zach Campbell went 2-for-4 with a home run, scored one run, and had one RBI and Tim Orr went 1-for-3, scored one run, and had two RBI.
The Dragons took a 1-0 lead early in the first as Zach Campbell was hit by pitch, Marino Pugnetti hit an infield single with a bunt, and Stevens grounded into a double play leaving Campbell at third. Campbell scored on a wild pitch to lead 1-0.
The Panthers tied the game at 1-1 with a homer from Humphrey.
The Panthers rallied in the seventh inning as they scored five runs on five hits to take a 6-2 lead.
The Dragons responded as Pugnetti started the inning with a single, and Stevens followed to put runners on first and second to force a pitching change. Tim Orr was the first batter to see the new pitcher and hit an RBI single through the left side to score Pugnetti from second to cut the visitor's lead down to 6-3.
Tiffin scored again in the eighth as Campbell was walked, Pugnetti singled, and Stevens reached on a fielder's choice that put runners on the corners with two outs. Tim Orr then singled to right-center to score Campbell to come within two of the Panthers. The Panthers added one more in the ninth and would hold onto the lead to take game four 7-4.
Logan Fisher took the loss as he pitched for 6.2 innings and allowed four earned runs on six hits and tallied six strikeouts. Mat Carden finished the last 2.1 innings, allowing three runs on four hits, and struck out two.