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Published: Saturday, 5/4/2013

Rockets' win evens series against Huskies


Cameron Palmer pitched six strong innings as the University of Toledo took a 6-3 victory Saturday over Northern Illinois at Scott Park.

The win evened the series with the Huskies, who lead the Mid-American Conference West Division.

Palmer (3-3) allowed two runs (both earned) on seven hits with six strikeouts.

UT (18-26, 9-11 MAC) also benefited from solid relief performances from Andrew Marra and Adam Tyson to preserve the win.

Marra came on in relief of Palmer and worked 1⅓ innings, before giving way to Tyson, who recorded the final five outs to earn his second save.

Toledo’s bats came through in a big way against a four NIU hurlers.

Ben Hammer (2-for-4, 3 RBIs), Nate Langhals (2-for-4), Deion Tansel (2-for-2, RBI), and John Martillotta (2-for-4, RBI) fueled the attack.

For Northern Illinois (20-25, 14-6) Jordan Ruckman (2-7) was charged with the loss, yielding six runs (all earned) on eight hits with two strikeouts in six innings.

The teams meet again at 1:05 p.m. today.

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