By Tim Glon
ADA -- The No. 25-ranked Ohio Northern baseball team earned a split of an Ohio Athletic Conference double header with Otterbein on Sunday afternoon at Wander Field.
The Polar Bears (20-5 overall, 7-3 OAC) won the nightcap 7-5 after the Cardinals (16-8, 5-5) won the opener 10-3.
Freshman Dan McMullen went 2-for-4 with an RBI in each of the games to lead the ONU offense.
Back-to-back sac flies by junior Nick Eltzroth and Bostater scored McMullen and Belliveau to put the Polar Bears ahead 3-1 in the fourth.
OU scored three times in the top of the seventh to take a 5-3 lead, but the Polar Bears answered in the bottom half of the inning.
In the bottom of the eighth, Bostater was hit by a pitch with one out to start a rally.
Senior pinch-runner Derek Lenardos then stole second and went to third when the throw went into center field.
Freshman Dan Barna then singled home Lenardos with a bloop single over the drawn-in infield to make it a 7-5 lead.
Each team had eight hits in the game, but ONU left 10 runners on base to just four for the Cardinals.
OU scored twice in the top of the first and built a 10-1 lead.
The Polar Bears will return to action Tuesday with an OAC double header at No. 16-ranked Baldwin Wallace.