March 4, 2012
March 4, 2012
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Senior captain Ethan Newton had a game-high three RBI, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team (3-7) fell 11-10 in 14 innings against Presbyterian to conclude play in the Davidson Tournament Sunday afternoon at Wilson Field.
Newton also scored a pair of runs and belted his first home run of the season. Fellow senior Jenson Painter (Willshire, Ohio) also turned in a strong performance at the plate as he went 3-for-6 with a run scored and an RBI. Freshman Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) and sophomore Garrett Black (Lima, Ohio) also turned in three-hit afternoons.
Sophomore Scott White (Springboro, Ohio) suffered the loss after he worked 1.0 innings. Freshman Nick Plys (Parma, Ohio) made his first collegiate start and worked 2.1 innings and allowed one earned run. Junior Marck Paliotto (Columbus, Ohio) also saw action in between White and Plys. Over 3.2 innings of work, Paliotto struck out seven and walked just one batter.
Ohio used eight pitchers and utilized 14 players over the course of the 14-inning contest. The Bobcats' extra-inning affair marked the third time this season Ohio has gone into extra frames.
The Bobcats took an early 4-1 advantage after two innings. Junior Seth Streich, sophomore Kyle Dean and Newton all collected RBI during the stretch.
Presbyterian fought back and took the lead after scoring three runs in both the third and fifth innings to take a 7-4 lead. Ohio tied the game in the seventh as it scored three runs on just two hits. Newton keyed the frame as he drilled a two-run home run which Benjamin Otto, who reached base on a throwing error.
Both teams would remain scoreless for the remainder of the game, which sent the contest into extra innings.
Ohio broke the scoreless tie in the 11th as it scored a pair of runs. Otto and Black both drove home runs in the frame, but the Bobcats would strand a pair of runners on second and third. Presbyterian evened the count in the bottom half of the frame.
Neither team would score again until the 14th, in that inning, Painter doubled to left field with two and would advance to third on the play, which allowed White to score the go ahead run to make the count 10-9.
In the bottom of the inning, Presbyterian won the game on a walk-off home run by Gabe Grammer.
Ohio returns to action on Tuesday for its 2012 home opener against West Virginia State. The first pitch is set for 4 p.m. at Bob Wren Field.