May 3, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - Freshman Nate Squires tallied a game-high three hits, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team (11-32; 6-13 MAC) suffered a 6-1 loss at the University of Buffalo Friday afternoon at Amherst Audubon Stadium.
Nate Squires' (Plain City, Ohio) three hits marked the third time this season in which he has collected three hits in a single game. It also extended his consecutive on-base streak to 21-consecutive games.
Senior Scott White (Springboro, Ohio) also had a strong afternoon at the plate as he went 2-for-4. In addition, Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) extended his hitting streak to seven games after he went 1-for-4 at the plate.
Freshman starter Jake Miller (Westerville, Ohio) suffered the loss for the Bobcats after he worked 5.0 innings, striking out five and allowing just two earned runs. With the loss, Miller dropped to 2-6 on the year. Senior Brett Barber (Hurricane, W. Va.) junior Logan Cozart (New Philadelphia, Ohio) and freshman Ryan Ferrell (Cincinnati, Ohio) also saw time on the mound for the Bobcats.
Ohio jumped out to an early 1-0 lead over the Bulls as it scored one run on two hits and capitalized on an error. Nate Squires drove in the Bobcats' only run of the afternoon as he singled down the right field line, which allowed Tyler Wells (Lexington, Ky.) to score from second.
Buffalo evened the score at one apiece in the fourth with a run of its own then proceeded to outscore the Bobcats 5-0 over the final four innings, scoring two in the sixth, two in the seventh and one in the eighth.
Both of UB runs in the sixth came with two outs. In the seventh, the Bulls collected a pair of doubles, which led to both of their runs. Redshirt freshman Tyler Mautner highlighted the frame for the Bulls in the eighth as he hit an RBI double down the left field line.
Ohio threatened to score in the fifth as it put a pair of runners in scoring position with just one out, but were unable to score.
The Bobcats returns to action Saturday for game two of their series with Buffalo. Game two is set to begin at 1 p.m.