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Ohio Drops 16-2 Series Finale To Bowling Green

OHIOBOBCATS.COM Reynolds collected a pair of hits Sunday for the Bobcats.
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Reynolds collected a pair of hits Sunday for the Bobcats.
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May 12, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University baseball team (13-37, 8-16 MAC) fell to Bowling Green (18-26, 12-12 MAC) by the score of 16-2 in the rubber match of a three-game series Sunday at Bob Wren Stadium.

The Falcons registered 17 hits on the day and took advantage of two Ohio errors to score four unearned runs.

Ohio starting pitcher Sean Kennedy (Columbus, Ohio) took the loss for the Bobcats and is now 4-3 on the year after allowing five runs on three hits in three and two thirds innings.

Falcons right-hander Ben Singer earned the win after pitching four innings of scoreless relief while striking out two.

The game was the final contest at Bob Wren Stadium for Ohio's five seniors, and fittingly, a senior led the way for the Bobcats offensively. Senior catcher J.R. Reynolds (Cincinnati, Ohio) went 2-for-4 on the day and knocked in the team's first run of the game in the second inning.

Junior right fielder Scott White (Springboro, Ohio) added two hits in three at bats for Ohio, while junior third baseman Brad Przebieda (Lancaster, Ohio) chipped in an RBI single in the ninth inning.

The Bobcats manufactured the first run of the game in the bottom of the second inning. After lead-off walks to senior second baseman Ben Otto (Menomonie, Wis.) and sophomore designated hitter Tyler Wells (Lexington, Ky.), junior left fielder Chandler Geller (Austin, Texas) advanced Otto to third on a double play ball. Otto then scored on a well-placed single up the middle from Reynolds.

Kennedy retired the first six batters of the game, but was victimized by a third inning in which five Falcons reached base. He recorded the first out of the inning on a ground out, but then hit a batter and registered two walks to load the bases. After walking in a run, Kennedy gave up a bases-clearing double to Bowling Green's T.J. Losby that put the Falcons up, 4-1.

Ohio threatened to cut into the BGSU lead in the bottom of the third, as freshman center fielder Nick Squires (Plain City, Ohio) singled and sophomore first baseman Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) walked to put runners on first and second with just one out. But two-straight ground outs ended the Ohio rally.

Bowling Green added to its lead in the fourth inning on a RBI single from Nick Glanzman, then added three more runs in the sixth to make it 8-1. The Falcons' advantage ballooned to 11-1 in the top of the eighth inning when Jeremy Shay launched a home run over the center field fence.

Ohio led off the eighth inning with a pair of singles, but could not bring either runner across the plate in the frame.

The Falcons then put together a five-run inning in the ninth as six batters recorded hits in the frame. The inning gave BGSU its largest lead of the game (16-1).

The Bobcats plated a run in the bottom of the ninth after pinch hitter Kyle Dean (Athens, Ohio) singled to lead off the inning and then scored on an RBI single from Przebieda.

Ohio wraps up the regular season with a three-game series at Miami May 16-18. First pitch on Thursday (May 16) is set for 6 p.m.

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