May 11, 2014
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Freshman Ty Black collected a game-high four hits, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team dropped a 7-6 decision to Bowling Green Sunday afternoon at Steller Field.
Black's (Waynesville, Ohio) four hit afternoon marked the third time this season he has tallied four hits. In addition, the Bobcat third baseman had an RBI and a run scored.
Juniors Garrett Black (Lima, Ohio) and Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) and sophomore John Adryan (Delran, N.J.) also had strong offensive afternoons at the plate as they each collected two hits apiece. Adryan also drove in a game-high three RBI and drilled his second home run on the year.
As a team, Ohio finished the game with 12 hits, which marked the 18th time this season the Bobcats have posted 10-or-more hits in a game.
Freshman closer Corey Wells (Lexington, Ky.) suffered the loss and dropped to 1-2 on the year after he worked 1.0 inning, allowing two hits and one earned run.
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Connor Sitz (Westerville, Ohio) started the game for the Bobcats, but did not factor into the decision. Sitz worked 6.0 innings, allowed six hits, but did not allow an earned run.
Defensively, Ohio finished the afternoon with four errors, while Bowling Green tallied three miscues.
Ohio opened the scoring in the top half of the first thanks to an RBI double to centerfield by junior Tyler Wells (Lexington, Ky.), which scored Madsen from first base. Bowling Green evened the score in the bottom half of the frame with a run of its own, which made the score 1-1.
Both teams would be held scoreless over the course of the next four innings, but in the sixth, Bowling Green plated three runs on three hits to take a 4-1 lead.
The Bobcats would not quit as they scored four runs in the top half of the eighth to take a 5-4 advantage. Adryan highlighted the frame with a home run to left center field. The Falcons came right back in the bottom half of the inning to reclaim the lead at 6-5.
Ohio came back again in the top half of the ninth to even the score at six. Ty Black's double down the right field line plated Adryan from first base. Unfortunately for Ohio, the game did not remain tied for long as Falcon catcher Jeremy Shay collected an RBI double, which scored rightfielder Jesse Rait from first base.
Bowling Green reliever Ethan McKenney picked up the win after he worked 1.0 inning.