By Caleb Scott
ADA -- Freshman Jack Schaller's (Bowling Green) second game pitching gem led the Ohio Northern baseball team in a double header split at Heidelberg on Saturday afternoon in Tiffin.
The Polar Bears (16-17 overall, 5-9 in the Ohio Athletic Conference) won the nightcap 1-0 after the Student Princes (16-15, 6-8) won the opener 6-0.
Schaller went 7.2 innings in the game two victory while only allowing two hits and fanning five batters.
Northern was led by senior Kyle Schlade (Hamilton/Talawanda) offensively as he went a combined 3-for-6 in the two contests and added an RBI.
Heidelberg got on the board early to take a 1-0 lead after the first inning.
From there a defensive battle would ensue as over the next three innings.
The Student Princes would score five runs over the final four innings to seal the 6-0 victory.
A pitchers dual developed in the second contest as the two teams went scoreless through four innings before Northern got on the board first as Schlade singled to right filed and plated sophomore Luke Klinehoffer (Zanesville/John Glenn) to give ONU a 1-0 lead.
Junior closer T.J. Storer (Loveland/Moeller) slammed the door in the game two victory to earn his nation-leading 11th save of the season.
The Polar Bears return to action return to action Tuesday afternoon as they host Kalamazoo (Mich.) in a twinbill at Wander Field at 1 pm.