May 10, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio-The duo of right fielder Adam Gecewich and designated hitter Seth Streich combined for seven of Ohio Baseball's 13 hits as the Bobcats trounced visiting Dayton 10-3 in nonconference action Tuesday evening at Bob Wren Stadium.
Ohio improved to 23-25, while Dayton dropped to 26-22.
Gecewich went 4-for-5 with two RBIs, while Streich posted a 3-for-5 effort with three RBIs and two runs. Left fielder Jensen Painter went 2-for-5 with two RBIs and second baseman Bryan Barnes added three runs scored. Dayton center fielder Bobby Glover and first baseman C.J. Gillman added two hits apiece.
Both teams went with a pitcher-by-committee effort as Ohio starter Ben Trimbur (4-2) was credited with the victory. He allowed just one hit with two strikeouts in three innings in his first start of the season. Relievers Brett Barber, Sean Kennedy, Shane Cole and Tyler Stage combined to hold the Flyers off the board in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings. Dayton starter Bryce Lahrman (2-2) didn't make it out of the first inning, giving up four runs on three hits with no strikeouts and two walks while recording just two outs. Reliever Tim Bury did a nice job in the middle of the game, holding the home team scoreless for two innings, with three strikeouts and just one hit.
Ohio sent nine men to the plate in each of the first two innings, plating four runs in each. Streich scored the first two with a single to center and first baseman Taylor Emody sent Barnes home with a fielder's choice. Painter knocked in the fourth run when he slashed his second triple of the season down the right field line.
Shortstop Garrett Black drove in the second inning's first run with a base knock back up the middle and Streich followed with a run-scoring infield hit to second, which also plated Black after the ball was misplayed on the infield. Painter had the final say in this frame as well, as he pulled his 14th double of the season down the left field line to score Streich. The Flyers also made three errors in the inning, which gave the Bobcats extra bases.
After the Flyers answered with a run in the fifth and two in the sixth, Gecewich answered with RBI singles to center in both the bottom of the sixth and eighth innings for the final margin.
Ohio center fielder Ethan Newton recorded two stolen bases in the game to give him 19, as did Dayton left fielder Ian Hundley who has 10.
Gecewich has now hit safely in seven consecutive games and 16 of his last 17 overall.
The Bobcats will be back in action this weekend with a three-game series against Akron that is set to begin Friday at 6 p.m. ET at Bob Wren Stadium.