Rockets top BG, clinch spot in MAC TournamentWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Toledo beat archrival Bowling Green 9-4 on May 11 and clinched a spot in the upcoming Mid-American Conference Tournament for the fifth time in the last six years.
The Rockets (25-24, 14-8 MAC) lead the West Division of the MAC by one game over Central Michigan (26-25, 13-9) and two games over Eastern Michigan (22-25, 12-10). Toledo has five conference games remaining, two against Bowling Green and the season series finale at home against EMU beginning May 17.
Sophomore starter Ryan Wilkinson (7-3, 2.74 ERA) won his team-leading seventh win of the season, working five innings and giving up four runs (two earned) and striking out two. Senior relievers Tyler Scott and Lincoln Rassi each worked two scoreless innings to seal the victory.
Toledo’s offense had little trouble against BG, racking up 14 hits in the matchup. Freshman right fielder Dan Zuchowski (2 for 3, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI) and sophomore catcher James Miglin (1 for 5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI) each hit home runs off the Falcons. Also recording a multihit effort was senior second baseman Joe Corfman (2 for 5, R), junior center fielder Ben Hammer (2 for 5), junior designated hitter Matt Delewski (2 for 5, R), freshman left fielder Anthony Smith (2 for 5, R) and junior third baseman Wes White (2 for 4, R).
Toledo will continue its series with the Falcons at 1 p.m. May 12 with senior starter Matt Kuna (6-1) and his conference-leading 2.09 ERA on the mound.
Tags: Anthony Smith, Ben Hammer, Dan Zuchowski, James Miglin, Joe Corfman, Lincoln Rassi, MAC Tournament, Matt Delewski, Mid-American Conference, Rockets baseball, Ryan Wilkinson, Tyler Scott, Wes White, Zach Davis