March 17, 2012
ATHENS, Ohio - Junior captain Seth Streich picked up his first win on the year to lead the Ohio University baseball team (8-9) to a 6-1 victory over IPFW to earn the series sweep Saturday afternoon at Bob Wren Stadium.
Streich (Ridgeway, Pa.) worked 8.0 innings and struck out a season-high 12 batters, scattering eight hits, while allowing just one earned run.
Freshman Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the Bobcats offensively with three hits and two RBI. In the two games on Saturday, Madsen went 7-for-9 with four RBI and one double. Over the last five games, Madsen has batted .550 with six RBI.
Senior Jensen Painter (Willshire, Ohio) also chipped in offensively as he drove in a pair of runs and got on base for the 17th-consecutive game. Senior captain Ethan Newton (Norfolk, Va.) also extended his hitting streak to 11 games as he went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored.
Ohio jumped out to the early lead once again as it plated three runs in the bottom half of the third. Newton got the inning started as he singled through the left side.
Two batters later Newton would come into score following a throwing error by IPFW third baseman Kristian Gayday. Painter reached base got base and would advance to third on the throwing error. Two batters later, he and sophomore Kyle Dean (Athens, Ohio) would come into score thanks to a single through the right side by Madsen.
Two innings later, Madsen would come into score thanks to a single up the middle by freshman Tyler Wells (Lexington, Ky.). Madsen got on base as he hit a two-out double to right center field.
In the top of the sixth, IPFW got on the board as it scored one run, but that was the last run it would score for the remainder of the game.
The Bobcats added runs in the sixth and eighth innings, respectively to secure the win.
Ohio returns to action Sunday afternoon for the series finale, beginning at 1 p.m. inside Bob Wren Stadium.