Senior Dan Schmidt hit his second home run of the season Tuesday.
April 23, 2013
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ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University baseball team (10-28) wrapped up its nine-game homestand with a 9-1 win against the Morehead State Eagles (13-29) Tuesday at Bob Wren Stadium.
Junior left-hander Sean Kennedy (Columbus, Ohio) earned the win after a strong 5.1 innings of relief. Kennedy allowed three hits, one run and struck out one. Junior righty Brad Przebieda (Lancaster, Ohio) worked the final 2.2 innings and allowed no runs. He also posted a strikeout.
Kennedy improved to 2-0 on the season, while Morehead State starter Craig Pearcy (Louisville, Ky.) took the loss (0-1) after allowing six runs in two and two thirds innings.
Offensively, senior shortstop Dan Schmidt (Lynnwood, Wash.) led the way as he went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. It marked his second home run of the season.
Senior second baseman Ben Otto (Menomonie, Wis.) also notched two hits and knocked in two runs for the Bobcats.
Freshman right-hander Jake Miller (Westerville, Ohio) started the game and struck out one in a scoreless opening inning.
Ohio took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after sophomore right fielder Brice Nikithser (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was hit by a pitch, advanced to second off a wild pitch and scored on a single to right from Otto.
Schmidt extended the Bobcats' lead to 4-0 with his three-run homer in the third inning.
Ohio tacked on its fifth run in the third with a sacrifice fly by third baseman John Adryan (Delran, N.J.) that scored junior catcher Kyle Dean (Athens, Ohio). Ohio added a fifth run in the inning to stretch the lead to 6-0.
Ohio scored again in the fifth (7-0) with a single to left by Otto that scored Dean from third. The 'Cats added two more runs in the sixth to grab its biggest lead of the game at 9-0.
Morehead State scored a run in the seventh after a home run by Brandon Rawe cut the Ohio advantage to 9-1, but the Eagles could not muster another run for the remainder of the contest.
The Bobcats return to action tomorrow as they face Marshall in Huntington, W. Va. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.