Owls edge South Suburban, 3-2
(April 7, 2016) Alex Niecikowski drove in the winning run in the 10th inning as Oakton Community College defeated South Suburban College in walk-off fashion, 3-2. Niovel Ruiz Diaz, who was 2-for-4 on the day, scored the winning run.
Cody Pazik pitched nine innings and struck out nine, allowing just two runs on eight hits for the no decision. Jake McCabe picked up the win after holding the Bulldogs in check in the 10th inning.
Matt Delavega went 3-for-4 with a run batted in, and Seth Dvorak was 2-for-4 with a double and a triple. The Owls have won 10 of their last 12 games, improving to 15-7 on the year.
Owls sweep Lancers to improve to 14-7
(April 5, 2016) The Oakton Community College baseball team improved to 14-7 overall and 5-1 in Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference play with a doubleheader sweep of conference rival College of Lake County Tuesday. The Owls won the first game, 9-1, and took the second game, 9-6.
Brandon Nowak improved to 3-0 on the year by striking out 10 and scattering five hits in six innings, allowing just one run and issuing just a single walk. George Karavidas (2-for-3, two runs scored) and Logan Beaman (1-for-3) drove in two runs apiece, and Mike Miller (2-for-4, two runs scored) homered in the game in which the Owls pounded out 11 hits in seven innings.
The Owls continued the hit parade in the second game with 10 hits. Jake McCabe drove in a third of the team’s runs, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Miller, Seth Dvorak and Luis Bestiero also went 2-for-4 in game two. McCabe pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out one to earn his third save.
Owls score 27 to avoid sweep vs. Kankakee
(April 3, 2016) The Oakton Community College baseball team earned a doubleheader split against nonconference foe Kankakee Community College April 3, winning 27-21 in the nightcap after falling 10-7 in the first game.
Oakton leadoff hitter George Karavidas went 4-for-5 with three runs batted in and two runs scored, and Matt Delavega was 4-for-6 with four RBI and two runs in the Owls’ win. Mike Miller and Alex Niecikowski combined for 10 hits (5-for-7) to pace the Owls. Miller had a home run and drove in five runs, scoring three times, while Niecikowski scored all five times he reached base while driving in three.
The Cavaliers jumped out to a 7-2 lead in game one and held on for the 10-7 win after the Owls scored four times in the final two innings. Jake McCabe and Mike Miller were both 2-for-3, and Miller homered in the game.
With the split, the Owls improved to 12-7 overall.
Oakton baseball powering past opponents in March
(March 31, 2016) Oakton’s baseball team (11-6) closed out March strong going 6-1 in its last seven contests while outscoring opponents, 56 -11.
Oakton finished the month coasting past Harper College 14-0 on March 30 at home. The Owls pitching staff surrendered just one hit to the Hawks. Pitcher Jamie Rivera tossed five strong innings to notch his first win of the season. Infielder Jake McCabe went 2-for-3 at the plate knocking in five runs.
On the season, outfielder Logan Beaman leads the Owls offensively batting .451 with 14 runs batted in, seven stolen bases and 23 hits.
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