April 25, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Junior shortstop Garrett Black collected a season-best four hits to propel the Ohio University baseball team to a 10-8 come-from-behind victory over Eastern Michigan Friday night at Bob Wren Stadium.
Ohio's 10 runs were a season-high and its 12 hits marked the 12th time this season Ohio has tallied 10-or-more hits.
Black's (Lima, Ohio) four-hit evening marked the fourth time he has posted a multi-hit game this season. He also scored a season-best three runs and collected a double. Sophomore John Adryan (Delran, N.J.) also had a strong night at the plate as he went 3-for-4.
Redshirt junior Taylor Emody (Milan, Ohio) and junior Tyler Wells (Lexington, Ky.) also chipped in offensively as both drove in a pair of RBI.
Freshman Jake Roehn (Sandwich, Ill.) made his team-best 11th start on the year and picked up the win as he worked 7.0 innings and struck out three. He also did not walk a single batter. Roehn's outing on Friday marked his third straight quality start.
The Bobcats took the early 1-0 lead in the second after Adryan came in to score from third following an error by EMU second baseman John Rubino. Adryan led off the inning with a double to center field. EMU fought back in the top half of the third as it plated three runs on three hits to take a 3-1 lead.
Ohio and EMU traded runs in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. The Bobcats entered the seventh inning trailing by a 4-2 count, but would tack on three runs on two hits to reclaim the lead, 5-4.
The Bobcats struck again in the eighth inning as it plated five runs on three hits to give Ohio a six-run advantage (10-4). The biggest hit in the inning came off the bat of Wells as he cranked a bases loaded double off the left field wall to drive in Black and senior Chandler Geller (Austin, Texas).
Eastern Michigan would not go quietly in the ninth as it scored four runs on two hits and brought the tying run to the plate with just one out, but were unable to tie the game.
Ohio sent four pitchers to the mound in the ninth, but sophomore right-hander Jake Miller (Westerville, Ohio) would eventually secure the win as he got EMU senior Lee Longo to ground out into an inning-ending double play. Miller's relief appearance allowed him to pick up his first career save.
The Bobcats return to action on Saturday at 3 p.m. inside Bob Wren Stadium. Ohio will send right-handed pitcher Jake Rudnicki (Toledo, Ohio) to the mound to face off against EMU lefty Paul Schaak.