May 18, 2013
OXFORD, Ohio - Freshman John Adryan collected a game-high four hits to lead the Ohio University baseball team (14-39, 9-18 MAC) to a 7-3 victory over Miami University (25-28, 14-13 MAC) Saturday afternoon at McKie Field in the regular season finale.
Adryan's (Delran, N.J.) four hits were a season-high. He also drove in a pair RBI and scored a run. Freshman Nick Squires (Plain City, Ohio) and sophomore Jake Madsen also chipped in offensively as they tallied three and two hits, respectively.
As a team, Ohio outhit the Miami 12-8 as six Bobcat players collected hits.
Junior Sean Kennedy (Columbus, Ohio) picked up the win for the Bobcats as he went 5.0 innings, allowing just one earned run. The Ohio left-hander scattered four hits and walked just one batter. With the win, Kennedy picked up his team-best fifth victory on the year. His five wins on the year are a single-season best.
The Redhawks took the early lead as it scored one run in the bottom half of the first inning as they collected a pair of hits. Ohio fought right back as it took the lead in the second, plating a pair of runs on just one hit.
Adryan drove in the Bobcats first run of the afternoon as he singled into left centerfield which scored sophomore Tyler Wells (Lexington, Ky.) to second. Wells got on base after he was hit-by-a-pitch. Ohio then picked up its second run of the frame after junior Kyle Dean (Athens, Ohio) second on a throwing error by Miami catcher Nate Bowles.
Ohio struck again in the fifth thanks to an RBI double by senior Ben Otto (Menomonie, Wis.), which plated Madsen from second base. Madsen led off the inning with a single to left centerfield and would later advance to second after junior Scott White (Jacksonville, Fla.) grounded out to third.
The Bobcats broke the game open in the sixth as it plated three runs on three hits.
Adryan got things started as he singled through the left side. He then advanced to third after junior Chandler Geller (Austin, Texas) reached on a throwing error by Miami starter Charles Zubrod. Two batters later, Nate Squires singled into left field to give Ohio a 4-1 advantage. The Bobcats increased their lead to 5-1 thanks to a sacrifice fly RBI by Madsen, which plated Geller from third. Ohio's sixth run came off the bat of White as he laced an RBI double down the left field line, which scored Nate Squires from the third base.
Miami threatened in the bottom half of the inning as it loaded the bases, but could not come away with any runs.
Ohio would go on to add one more run in the ninth thanks to an RBI single by Adryan. Miami added two more runs in the bottom of the ninth to cut the Bobcats' lead to 7-3, but it would get no closer as Ohio secured the win.
Miami starter Nathan Williams suffered the loss after he worked 4.1 innings, allowing just two earned runs.