May 7, 2013
DAYTON, Ohio - Freshman Nick Squires went 4-for-4 and scored a run, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team (12-34) dropped a 2-1 decision in 10 innings to Dayton Tuesday afternoon at Time Warner Stadium.
Squires' (Plain City, Ohio) four hit afternoon marked the 10th time this season he has had multiple hits, while his run scored was his team-leading 31st on the year.
Freshman Nate Squires (Plain City, Ohio), junior Scott White (Jacksonville, Fla.), senior Ben Otto (Menomonie, Wis.) and freshman John Adryan (Delran, N.J.) also chipped in offensively as they each collected a hit. With his hit, Nate Squires extended his consecutive on-base streak to 24 games.
Freshman Ryan Ferrell (Cincinnati, Ohio) suffered the loss after he worked 1.2 innings. Junior Sean Kennedy (Columbus, Ohio) started the game for Ohio and went 4.0 innings and did not allow a run, while scattering eight hits.
Ohio jumped out to an early 1-0 lead thanks to an RBI single into right field by junior Scott White (Jacksonville, Fla.), which scored plated Nick Squires from third base. Squires got on base after he led off the inning with a double to center field.
Dayton threatened to take the lead in the fifth after it put a pair of runners on base with no outs, which knocked Kennedy out of the game. Senior Brett Barber (Hurricane, W. Va.) replaced Kennedy and struck out the first batter he faced. He then walked a batter to load the bases with just one out, but the senior right-hander responded by striking out the next two batters to get the Bobcats out of the jam.
The Bobcats threatened in the sixth as Nick Squires moved into scoring position with just one out, but Ohio could not drive him into score.
Dayton evened the score at one apiece in the seventh inning following an RBI single by Ryan Berry, which allowed Ralph Alloco to score from third.
In the ninth, both teams were forced to clear the field due to a 25 minute rain delay. After the delay, Ohio had an opportunity to reclaim the lead as it put runners on the corners with just one out, but the Bobcats were unable to score. Ohio retired in the Flyers in the bottom half of the frame, which sent the game into extra innings.
In the extra frames, Ohio was unable to score in top half of the inning, but the Flyers added a run to win the game thanks to a walk-off single by catcher Kyle Robinett.
Ohio returns to action on Wednesday as it heads to Pittsburgh to take on the nationally-ranked Panthers. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.