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Ohio Baseball Falls Twice at Longwood

Freshman Mitch Longo tallied his sixth multi-hit game of the year.

March 8, 2014

Game One - Box Score | Game Two - Box Score

FARMVILLE, Va. - The Ohio University baseball team (3-8) dropped a pair of games Saturday afternoon to Longwood University (7-8) at Boling Stadium. The Bobcats dropped game one 1-0 and game two 7-1.

Game - 1: Longwood 1, Ohio 0
Freshman Jake Roehn (Sandwich, Ill.) worked 8.0 innings of scoreless ball, allowing just four hits, but in the bottom half of the ninth, Longwood plated the winning run on an RBI sacrifice fly to secure the victory.

Despite the loss, Roehn posted his second straight quality start and struck out nine. In his last two appearances, Roehn has struck out 18 batters and has allowed just three earned runs.

Ohio struggled offensively as it was limited to just four hits. The Bobcats' best scoring chance came in the fourth inning as senior Scott White (Jacksonville, Fla.) and freshman Mitch Longo (Mayfield, Ohio) led off the frame with back-to-back hits, but Ohio was unable to come away with any runs.

Longo continued to swing a hot bat for Ohio as he went 3-for-4. His three-hit game marked the sixth time this season he has finished with multiple hits.

The Bobcats were shut out for the first time all year.

Game - 2: Longwood 7, Ohio 1
Ohio fell behind early as Longwood scored six runs on seven hits to open up a 6-0 lead after one inning. The Lancers would not relinquish the lead for the remainder of the contest.

Sophomore pitcher Jake Miller (Westerville, Ohio) suffered the loss after he gave up six runs on seven hits in just one inning of work.

The Bobcats used six pitchers in game two against Longwood. The five relief pitchers that came on after Longwood's six-run first were impressive as they combined to go seven innings, allowed two hits and just one earned run.

Ohio did get on the board in the fourth after Longo came in to score from third. Longo reached base after he was hit-by-a-pitch. Longwood responded as it scored one run in the fifth to push its lead back to six (7-1).

As a team, Ohio finished with just three base hits. The Bobcats three base hits were a season low.

Ohio returns to action tomorrow with a doubleheader beginning at Noon.