DAYTON, Ohio – The Ohio Baseball team (3-8) earned a win over Dayton (2-7-1), 4-2, on the road at DP&L Stadium on Friday evening.
Senior RHP Kenny Ogg (Indianapolis, Ind.) earned his first win of the season after not allowing an earned run over 6.0 innings as the starter. Ogg struck out three batters in the win and allowed just six batters to reach base after allowing one walk and five hits. Two runs crossed the plate while Ogg was on the mound, both unearned.
Sophomore LHP Brett Manis (Port Huron, Mich.) earned his third save of the season and now has a save in every Bobcat win this season. Manis tossed 1.2 innings of shutout baseball and did not allow a runner to reach base. Manis fanned two batters.
Sophomore RHP Edward Kutt IV (Westlake, Calif.) tossed 1.1 innings of relief and did not allow an earned run while striking out three batters.
Ohio started out the game up 1-0 in the top of the first. Junior Jack Longo (Mayfield, Ohio) reached on an error and was driven home by senior INF Rudy Rott (Holmen, Wis.), who ripped a double to centerfield.
Rott ended his day 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Rott brought home his other RBI on a sacrifice fly.
Dayton tied the game in the bottom of the second inning, but Ohio would go up 2-1 in the top of the third. Sophomore INF Treyben Funderburg (Beavercreek, Ohio) reached on a bunt, and would come around to score when sophomore OF Sebastian Fabik (Lebanon, Ohio) was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Funderburg ended his day 1-for-3 with one run scored while Fabik would record two RBI after going 2-for-4 with two singles and a hit by pitch.
The Flyers tied the game in the bottom of the fourth at 2-2, but Ohio would punch back in the top of the fifth. Longo reached on a bunt single, advanced on an error and stole third. Rott brought Longo home on a sacrifice fly.
Ohio added one run in the top of the seventh inning to take a 4-2 advantage. Longo reached on a walk and advanced to second on a groundout. Rott singled to right field to move Longo over and he scored on a sacrifice bunt from Fabik.
The Bobcats will be back in action on Saturday for a doubleheader with Wright State. First pitch is set for noon.