April 9, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - Junior first baseman Jake Madsen went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team dropped a 2-1 decision to Marshall University Wednesday afternoon at Kennedy Center Field.
Madsen's (Cincinnati, Ohio) three-hit afternoon marked the fourth time this spring he has tallied three hits or more. He three-hit game also extended his hitting streak to a season-high 10 games. In addition, Madsen made his 134th-consecutive start.
Freshman Nick Bredeson (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.) also continued to swing a hot bat for the Bobcats as he went 2-for-4 and drove in the Bobcats' only run of the afternoon.
In Ohio's last 10 games, Madsen leads the team with a .432 batting average with five RBI, while Bredeson has posted an average of .303 with three RBI.
Freshman starter Gerry Salisbury (Brunswick, Ohio) started the game for the Bobcats, but did not figure into the decision. In 5.1 innings of work, Salisbury allowed just one earned run and scattered four hits.
Fellow freshman Corey Wells (Lexington, Ky.) suffered the loss to drop to 0-1 on the year after he went just 0.1 innings and gave up one earned run.
Both teams were held scoreless for the first five innings of the game. Marshall broke the scoreless tie in the bottom half of the sixth inning as freshman Brenden Wells scored from third following a wild pitch by junior pitcher Nick Nauracy (Crown Point, Ind.). Wells got to third base after he led off the frame with a triple.
Ohio was held scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings, but in the top half of the ninth, the Bobcats evened the count at one a piece thanks to Bredeson's bunt single, which scored sophomore John Adryan (Delran, N.J.) from third base. Adryan led off the inning with a double down the left field line.
The Herd secured the win in the bottom half of the frame thanks to back-to-back two out doubles by Andrew Dundon and Chase Vogelbach, which propelled Marshall to the win.
Ohio returns to action on Friday as it travels to Akron for the start of a three-game series with the Zips.