May 16, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Freshman Connor Callery tied a season-best two RBI, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team fell 6-4 to Miami University Friday afternoon at Bob Wren Stadium.
Junior Tyler Wells (Lexington, Ky.) and freshman Anthony Winters (Rosemount, Minn.) led the Bobcat offense with a pair of hits each. Winters also came around to score two runs.
Freshman Jake Rudnicki (Toledo, Ohio) started on the mound for the Bobcats. The right-hander allowed just two runs on six hits in 6.0 innings of work, but did not factor into the decision.
After remaining scoreless through three innings, Callery (Covington, Ky.) doubled off the right-field wall to drive in two runs and put the `Cats ahead 2-0 at the end of the fourth.
Miami added a run in the fifth and later tied the game after Redhawks' first baseman John Crummy hit a solo home run over the center field wall.
Ohio quickly regained the lead in the bottom half of the frame when freshman Ty Black scored on a fielder's choice to give the Bobcats a 3-2 lead heading into the seventh inning.
The Redhawks tied it up again in the top of the eighth and added three more in the ninth to take the final lead of the game to ensure a series victory over the Bobcats.
In the bottom of the ninth, junior Jake Madsen (Cincinnati, Ohio) clubbed a double off the wall in right center field, which drove in Winters from second, trimming Miami's lead to 6-4. Madsen's double also gave the Bobcats two runners in scoring position with just one out in the inning. Miami reliever Jacob Banks responded by striking out Wells and sophomore John Adryan (Delran, N.J.) to secure the win.
Freshman Corey Wells (Lexington, Ky.) suffered the loss after allowing three runs on five hits in the final inning of the game.
The Bobcats return to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. to conclude the three-game series against the Redhawks. The game also will serve as the final game of the season.
In addition, Saturday's finale will mark the last collegiate game for Ohio's four graduating seniors: Chandler Geller, Sean Kennedy, Brad Przebieda and Scott White, who will all be honored prior to first pitch.