OSCODA — The New Lothrop baseball team salvaged a doubleheader split on Friday, winning the second game 6-2 after falling in the opener 2-1.

“We didn’t make any errors, which is solid,” Hornets coach Ben Almasy said. “We did a few things wrong in the first game, left some runners on and made some baserunning mistakes, but it’s good that it happened here so we can fix it before next weekend.”

Oscoda (22-6) won the first game by scoring on a passed ball in the fourth to break a 1-1 tie.

The Hornets (25-9-1) led throughout the nightcap, then put the game out of reach with three runs in the fifth.

Nathaniel Lane played a key role in the rally, driving in a run with a double and later scoring himself.

Kollin Lienau threw a two-hitter in the nightcap, striking out four.

Brady Birchmeier drove in New Lothrop’s only run on a sacrifice fly in the first inning, and had a strong outing on the mound, striking out seven, allowing no earned runs and just five hits.

“We pitched guys who haven’t pitched a lot this season,” Almasy said.

The Hornets, who don’t play in a district game until next weekend, will play host to Marlette in a nonconference game on Tuesday.

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