March 26, 2013
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Senior shortstop Dan Schmidt went 2-for-3 at the plate, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team (4-19) dropped a 4-1 decision to Cincinnati on a cold Tuesday afternoon at Marge Schott Stadium.
Schmidt's (Lynnwood, Wash.) two hits on the afternoon extended his season-best hitting streak to 10 games. His 10-game hitting streak is also the longest of any Bobcat this season. Schmidt came into Ohio's midweek matchup going 14-for-32 with nine RBI in his last 10 games.
"Dan (Schmidt) has continued to work hard and I believe that his hard work has paid off," said head coach Rob Smith. "He's made some hard adjustments with his swing, but he has made some great improvement."
Sophomore Tyler Wells (Lexington, Ky.) also chipped in offensively as he went 2-for-3 at the plate.
"I thought we competed well, especially on the mound," said head coach Rob Smith. "Offensively we had some opportunities, but unfortunately we just ran ourselves out of some great scoring opportunities."
Sophomore Nick Plys (Parma, Ohio) suffered the loss as he made his first career start. Plys finished the game by working 2.0 innings, while allowing three earned runs.
Cincinnati jumped out to the early lead as it plated three runs on two hits in the bottom half of the second inning. Plys would eventually retire the side, but he would not return.
Over the course of the next seven innings, the Ohio bullpen held the Bearcats to eight hits, but just one run thanks to the efforts of freshman Ryan Ferrell (Cincinnati, Ohio), junior Brad Przebieda (Lancaster, Ohio), sophomore Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) and sophomore Logan Cozart (New Philadelphia, Ohio).
Cincinnati's lone run down the stretch came in the seventh, but that would be all the Bearcats would get for the remainder of the game.
In the eighth, Ohio posted its biggest threat of the afternoon as it loaded the bases with nobody out, but the `Cats were only able to come able with one run. In the ninth, Ohio went down in order as Cincinnati secured the win.
Ohio returns to action tomorrow night at 6 p.m. as it welcomes Ohio State to Bob Wren Stadium.