April 7, 2013
KENT, Ohio - Freshman Nick Squires drove in a pair of RBI, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team (6-24; 3-6 MAC) dropped a 10-3 decision to the Kent State Golden Flashes Sunday afternoon at Schoonover Stadium.
Squires (Plain City, Ohio) finished the afternoon with a pair of hits and scored a run to lead the Bobcats offensively. Sophomore Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) and junior Scott White (Springboro, Ohio) also chipped in for Ohio as they both tallied a pair hits.
Freshman pitcher Connor Sitz (Westerville, Ohio) suffered the loss for the Bobcats after he went 4.0 innings, allowed 10 hits and six earned runs. Sitz dropped to 0-5 on the year following the loss. Fellow freshman Jake Miller (Westerville, Ohio) also saw action for the Bobcats as he worked 3.0 innings, allowing two hits and one earned run.
Kent State starter Casey Wilson picked up the win for the Golden Flashes as he improved to 3-3 on the year. Wilson worked 6.1 innings and allowed three earned runs.
The Golden Flashes scored two runs in the first, two in the second and three in the third to open up a 7-0 lead that it would not relinquish.
Ohio got on the board in the fifth as it scored three runs on four hits to trim the Flashes lead to four at 7-3. White led off the inning with a double down the left field line. Two batters later, White moved over to third thanks to a single through the left side by freshman Nate Squires (Plain City, Ohio). Two batters later, Nick Squires came up and doubled into right centerfield to give Ohio its first two runs of the afternoon. Gaertner followed Squires with a single into left field, which plated Nick Squire from second.
In the bottom half of the fifth, Kent State got a run back thanks to a solo home run by Alex Miklos, which sailed over the left centerfield wall, giving KSU an 8-3 advantage after five innings.
The Bobcats threatened again in the seventh as they loaded the bases, but were unable to get a runner in to score. In the bottom half of the eighth inning, Kent State would go on to add two more runs to secure the win.
As a team, Ohio finished the afternoon with nine hits, but left nine runners on base.
The Bobcats return to action on Wednesday as it welcomes Eastern Kentucky. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Bob Wren Stadium.