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Ohio Comes Up Short Against Canisius, 10-7

Kyle Dean

March 15, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University Baseball team (3-13) fell 10-7 in the second game of its doubleheader against Canisius 10-7 inside Bob Wren Stadium.

Senior starting pitcher Marck Paliotto (Columbus, Ohio) left the game with a no decision after he worked 4.2 innings and allowed three earned runs. Sophomore pitcher Logan Cozart would ultimately get the loss after he let in four runs, three of which were earned, after 1.2 innings of work.

Freshman centerfielder Nick Squires (Plain City, Ohio) and senior shortstop Dan Schmidt (Kamiak, Wash.), both had three hits and drove in a run to lead the Bobcats' offensive effort. Junior catcher Kyle Dean (Athens, Ohio) also chipped in as he had a pair of hits and drove in a team-best two RBI. As a team, Ohio finished the game with 12 hits, which marked the fifth time this season the Bobcats have totaled 10-or-more hits in a game.

Canisius opened the scoring in the first with a solo homerun by Jesse Kelso, but Ohio responded in the bottom half of the first after sophomore first baseman Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) drove in freshman Nick Squires from second to even the count at one run apiece. Squires reached base after he led off the inning with a single up the middle.

Canisius struck again in the third with a solo home run by Chris Gruarin to give the Griffins the lead again. The Griffins would then go on to add another run to increase their lead to 3-1.

In the third, Schmidt singled to open up the frame. Nick Squires followed with a single, which moved Schmidt over to third. Schmidt would then come into score after a sacrifice fly to right field by freshman Nate Squires.

Ohio took its first lead of the night in the fourth when Dean singled in freshman Alex Corna (Cincinnati, Ohio) to make the count 4-3.

Bobcats tacked on another in the fifth when Madsen scored on a wild pitch. Madsen got on base after he was hit by a pitch.

Canisius took one back in the sixth when Jimmy Luppens singled in Ronnie Bernwick who walked to open the inning.

Ohio fought back with three in the bottom of the sixth as Corna scored on a single by Dean. Shortly after Dean scored all the way from first thanks to a stand-up triple by Schmidt, then Schmidt reached the plate when Nick Squires singled to center.

Canisius rallied back in the seventh to tie the game with a two-out three-run homerun by Ronnie Bernick. Canisius would then take the lead for good in the eighth as it plated a pair of runs. The Griffins would then add one run in the ninth to secure the win.

Ohio looks to take the third game of the series tomorrow against Canisius. First pitch is at 1 p.m.