Aaron Marshall returned to where it all started.
Ottawa University’s slugging first baseman, a former McPherson High standout, turned Light Capital Diamond into a band box here Saturday afternoon.
Marshall, who was pitched around in Friday’s games by the Bulldogs in Ottawa, saw a few offerings to hit and hit he did.
His three-run homer was the difference in the Braves’ 7-5 first-game victory and he went yard again in the second game as both teams were out of pitching in a 21-10 OU win.
Mac led the first game 3-2 before Marshall’s first homer sparked a five-run Ottawa uprising in the sixth. The Bulldogs scored two runs in seventh to make things interesting.
Stephon Miller and Tom Potter had two hits apiece for the Bulldogs, with Potter driving in two runs. Cris Roman and Kaylem Quinn had three hits apiece for OU, but it was Marshall’s blast that was huge.
Ottawa crushed eight home runs in the second game as the ball was flying on the warm day with the wind blowing out. OU scored in every inning, including seven runs in the fourth. Mac scored in five of the seven innings, but couldn’t stop the Braves’ onslaught as OU is now 4-4 in the KCAC, 13-13 overall. Marshall had three more walks to go with his homer in the second game.
The Bulldogs did not hit any homers, but did manage 12 safeties. Potter, Evan Willow, Seth Davenport and Kyle McDonald all had two.
The Bulldogs are now 1-7 in the KCAC and 5-21 overall. They host Fort Hays State on Tuesday, then Bethany is here on Friday.
Mac (5) — Miller 4-2-2-0, Davenport 2-1-1-0, Potter 3-0-2-2, Willow 3-0-1-1, McDonald 4-0-1-0, Fontenot 4-1-1-0, Haycock 1-1-0-0, Strecker 2-0-0-0, Martin 1-0-0-0, Feaster 3-0-0-0.
Mac (10) — Miller 5-1-1-0, Davenport 4-1-2-1, Potter 4-2-2-0, Willow 4-0-2-1, Martin 0-2-0-0, McDonald 4-2-2-1, Fontenot 2-0-1-2, Haycock 2-1-1-2, Kenny 3-0-1-1, Feaster 3-1-0-0.