March 2, 2014
STATESBORO, Ga. - The Ohio University baseball team (3-6) dropped its weekend series finale to Georgia Southern (10-2) 20-5 Sunday night at J.I. Clements Stadium.
Despite the loss, Ohio's bats continued to stay hot as it pounded out 11 hits for the second-consecutive game. Ohio has collected 10-or-hits in six of its nine games this season.
Freshman Austin Rieman (Hamilton, Ohio), sophomore John Adryan (Delran, N.J.) and senior Scott White (Jacksonville, Fla.) each collected a pair of hits. Rieman's two-hits extended his hitting streak to four games.
Catcher Anthony Winters (Rosemount, Minn.) also chipped in offensively for the Bobcats as he belted his first career home run.
Fellow freshman Mitch Longo (Mayfield, Ohio) was held without a hit for the first time all year as he went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts. However, Longo was able to extend his on-base streak to nine games as he drew a fifth-inning walk.
Freshman Gerry Salisbury (Brunswick, Ohio) suffered the loss for the Bobcats after he worked 4.2 innings, allowed 11 hits and gave up nine earned runs. Ohio utilized a total of six pitchers in the contest. Georgia Southern tagged Ohio pitching for 18 hits and six home runs.
Georgia Southern never trailed as it jumped out to an early 6-0 lead at the end of two innings. The Eagles plated five runs in the first and one in the second.
Ohio fought back with three runs on three hits in the top half of the fourth inning to cut the Eagles' lead in half. Freshmen Nick Bredeson (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) and Connor Callery (Covington, Ky.) both drove in runs for the Bobcats in the frame.
Georgia Southern fought back with a run in the fourth, four in the fifth and eight in the sixth to take a commanding 19-4 lead, heading into the top of the seventh.
Ohio added a run in the sixth and in the eighth, but it was not enough as the Bobcats fell to 1-2 on the weekend.
The Bobcats return to action Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. as they travel to UNC-Greensboro to take on the Spartans.