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Ohio Baseball Defeats Toledo in Extra Innings

Jake Rudnicki

April 19, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio - Junior Jake Madsen collected a team-high three hits propelling the Ohio University baseball team to a 3-2 win over the University of Toledo Saturday afternoon at Scott Park.

Madsen's (Cincinnati, Ohio) three hits marked the 14th time this season he has recorded a multi-hit game. He also made his 140th-consecutive start.

His third hit of the afternoon proved to be the game-winning hit as he doubled down the right field line, which drove in freshman Mitch Longo (Mayfield, Ohio) all the way from first base. Madsen's game-winning double gave him his second RBI on the afternoon.

Senior Chandler Geller (Austin, Texas) also chipped in offensively as he scored a pair of runs and collected two hits.

As a team, Ohio outhit Toledo for the second straight game as it held a 9-8 hitting advantage.

Junior left-handed pitcher Spencer Sapp (Jasper, Ind.) picked up his first victory on the year, while junior Logan Cozart (New Philadelphia, Ohio) tallied his first save this season.

Freshman Jake Rudnicki (Toledo, Ohio) got the start, but did not figure into the decision despite working 8.2 innings. In his 8.2 innings of work, Rudnicki scattered eight hits, struck out four and allowed just two earned runs.

Ohio struck first thanks to a one out single by Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio), which drove in Geller from second base. Geller got on base after he doubled down the right field line.

The Bobcats threatened in the sixth as they loaded the bases with just one out, but Ohio was held to just one run. Toledo responded in the bottom half of the frame with one run on two hits to cut Ohio's lead in half.

In ninth, Rudnicki retired the first two batters in the frame and the Bobcats appeared to have the game in hand, but Toledo collected three straight hits and in the process evened the scored a two apiece sending the game into extra innings.

Ohio broke the tie in the 10th and held the Rockets scoreless in the bottom half of the frame to secure the win.

The Bobcats return to action on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. and will go for the series victory. The game will be aired live WOUB 1340am.