May 15, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Freshman third baseman Ty Black collected a season-best five hits, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team dropped an 8-5 decision to Miami University Friday night at Bob Wren Stadium.
Black's (Waynesville, Ohio) five hits were the most any Bobcat has collected in a single game this year. It marked the fourth time this season Black has tallied four hits or more in a single game. He also scored a run and drove in a run.
Juniors Garrett Black (Lima, Ohio) and Taylor Emody (Milan, Ohio) also chipped in with two hits apiece. Black finished the game with a game-high two RBI.
As a team, Ohio finished the game with 12 hits, which marked the 20th time this season the Bobcats have collected 10-or-more hits.
Freshman Jake Roehn (Sandwich, Ill.) suffered the loss in his final outing of the year after he worked 5.1 innings and gave up four earned runs. Miami starter Seth Varner earned the win and improved to 7-2 on the year.
Ohio jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Ty Black got the inning going as he doubled down the right field line. Emody came up next with a single up the middle, which drove in Black from second.
Miami came right back with a run in the top half of the third to even the score at one apiece. The Redhawks then added two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh to make the count 7-1. Miami hit a two-run home run in sixth and seventh innings, respectively.
The Bobcats scored a pair of runs in the bottom half of the seventh to trim the Redhawks lead to four at 7-3. Garrett Black highlighted the frame for Ohio as he drilled an RBI double off the left centerfield wall, which drove in freshman Anthony Winters (Rosemount, Minn.) and Connor Callery (Covington, Ky.) from second and first base, respectively.
Miami added another run in the top half of the ninth to push its lead to 8-3.
Ohio would not quit as it scored two runs and brought the tying run to the plate, but the `Cats were unable to send the game into extra innings as Miami went on to secure the win.
Ohio returns to action on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Freshman pitcher Jake Rudnicki will take the mound for the Bobcats. Fans can listen to the game live on WOUB 1340 am.