March 18, 2014
CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Ohio University baseball team (4-13) fell to Xavier University 14-0 Tuesday afternoon at Hayden Field.
Freshman Gerry Salisbury (Brunswick, Ohio) suffered the loss after he worked 1.0 inning, gave up three earned runs and walked three batters. With the loss Salisbury dropped to 0-3 on the year.
Ohio struggled offensively as it managed just three hits. Senior Scott White (Jacksonville, Fla.), redshirt junior Taylor Emody (Milan, Ohio) and freshman Ty Black (Waynesville, Ohio) each collected hits for the Bobcats.
Xavier jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after five innings as it plated three runs in the first, one in the second and one in the fifth.
Ohio threatened in the top half of the sixth as it put a pair of runners on base, but were unable to come away with any runs. Xavier would go to put the game out of reach in the bottom half of the frame as it scored five runs on five hits to extend its lead to 10-0.
Xavier added a pair of runs in the seventh and in the eighth to secure the win.
Musketeer starter Eric Stiene picked up the win for Xavier as he went 6.0 innings, allowed just two hits and struck out three.
Ohio returns to action on Friday at 6 p.m. as it welcomes Central Michigan to Bob Wren Stadium for the start of a three-game series with the Chippewas.