Feb. 22, 2014
WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Ohio University baseball team (1-3) fell to UNC-Wilmington 6-3 in the second game of the UNC-Wilmington Tournament Saturday evening.
Junior Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the `Cats with two hits, finishing 2-for-5 at the plate.
Freshman Mitch Longo (Mayfield, Ohio), who shined in last weekend's series against Murray State, finishing 1-for-4 with an RBI in the third.
Sophomore Jake Miller (Westerville, Ohio) started on the mound for the Bobcats. He lasted four innings, allowing two hits, six walks and three earned runs.
Ohio took an early lead, capitalizing on a throwing error by UNC-Wilmington pitcher Jordan Ramsey and a single by Madsen to give the `Cats a 2-0 advantage in the top of the third.
The Seahawks responded in the latter half of the inning, scoring on a bases-loaded walk to come within one.
In the following inning, Longo drove in a run on a bases-loaded single to extend Ohio's lead to 3-1 heading into the fourth.
In a back-and-fourth contest, UNC-Wilmington's centerfielder Casey Golden came up big in the fourth, driving in two runs on a triple to right field to tie the game up at 3 apiece.
UNCW took its first lead of the game in the bottom of the seventh on a fielding error by Ohio and added its final two runs in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-3 lead it would not relinquish.
Ohio returns to the diamond Sunday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. for day two of the tournament, where they will face Liberty for the second time this weekend. Liberty defeated Ohio 8-5 in Saturday's first contest of the day.