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    March 29, 1998

    Wildcat Baseball Earns Split with Ohio State

    Seaman Now 6-0 on the Season

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- John Seaman allowed just three earned runs in eight innings and Brian Baron had a two-RBI triple off the center field wall in the seventh inning as Northwestern defeated Ohio State on Sunday at Rocky Miller Park, 6-4. The 'Cats and Buckeyes split the weekend series, 2-2. NU improves to 13-7, 2-2 Big Ten, while OSU drops to 14-6, 2-2 Big Ten.

    The Wildcats opened the scoring in the second inning as Kris Musselman dropped a Texas Leaguer into left field, scoring Ollie Dunn for a 1-0 lead. OSU tied the game in the third and took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning as Jason Turner's sacrifice fly brought home Jason Trott, who had tripled earlier.

    NU recaptured the lead in the sixth inning as Joe Hietpas' two-RBI double brought home Baron and Patrick Thompson for a 3-2 lead. OSU tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the seventh on an unearned run before Baron's triple in the bottom of the seventh gave NU the lead for good.

    Seaman earned the victory, improving to 6-0 on the season. Buckeye starter Andy Lee (4-1) took the loss while Charlie Williamson pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save of the season.

    Northwestern is home Tuesday and Wednesday to face UW-Milwaukee and Northeastern Illinois. The 'Cats travel to Champaign next weekend for a four-game series at Illinois.