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Rio Grande (21-29, 6-21) was swept this weekend at Cumberland University (35-17, 17-9) to end its play in the Mid-South Conference and eliminate the RedStorm from postseason play.

Game One

The Marietta College Pioneers clinched a spot in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament with a pair of home wins against John Carroll University.

Game One:

Marietta staved off a John Carroll comeback, and held on to win, 7-6.

Ohio and Akron recorded the same number of hits on Saturday, but the Bobcats couldn’t make theirs count Saturday, as the Zips took the first game of the weekend series, 2-0, at Lee Jackson Field.

A single, a hit by pitch, a bunt and error left the bases loaded with no outs for Garrett Black. The ‘Cats shortstop had made wonderful defensive stops all game and came through in the clutch one more time as he roped a walk-off single into left field in the 10th.

Before the weekend series with Eastern Michigan, the Ohio baseball squad had left the friendly confines of Bob Wren Stadium with a victory just once in 15 games.

Ohio basketball recruit Tariq Owens has been released from his letter of intent, his father confirmed to WOUB Friday.

Former Ohio tight end and captain Jordan Thompson reached an agreement with the National Football League's Detroit Lions Friday after participating in mini camp this week.

Thompson went undrafted a year ago after graduating from Ohio. He caught 60 career passes for the Green and White.

The Ohio Ultimate team will be competing in the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament on April 26-27 in Toledo, Ohio.

The Rio Grande RedStorm (27-16) will face The Lindsey Wilson Tigers (40-6) on Friday after just facing each other last Monday. The games close to each other because the last three meetings were canceled due to the weather. In the first meeting, each team came away with a victory.

The Ohio Bobcats end their lengthy road schedule in Akron with a weekend series against the Zips on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. and 1 p.m.

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