March 24, 2018

Miscues Costly in Loss to Georgetown Saturday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team fell, 5-1, against Georgetown on a cold Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The loss snaps a season-high seven-game win streak for the Buckeyes (15-7), while the Hoyas (6-15) claim their first road win of 2018. Georgetown left-handed starter Brent Killam improved to 3-1, striking out a career-high 11 batters in 6.2 innings of work.

MISCUES COSTLY
Georgetown took advantage of some OSU defensive miscues to take a 2-0 lead early on. In the top of the third, a throwing error at shortstop allowed Ryan Davis to cross the plate. In the fourth, Eddie McCabe slid across home plate on a wild pitch with two outs on the board.

The Hoyas regained a two-run lead in the top of the seventh after a second OSU error. With a runner on first, James Gabor knocked a two-out RBI triple against left-handed Griffan Smith to make it 3-1 in the top of the seventh. The Hoyas scored two more times in the top of the ninth after an error on a sac bunt and sac fly scored both Davis hitters for GU.

ON THE BOARD IN THE SIXTH
The Buckeyes found a lone run in the bottom of the sixth when Noah McGowan knocked a sac fly with the bases loaded to push Dominic Canzonearound. The Buckeyes had a chance to add on against Killam, but the GU lefty got a strikeout and a foul out to leave two Buckeyes on base.

ON THE MOUND
Right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Feltner threw 6.2 innings and scattered three runs, one earned, on four hits with four strikeouts and no walks and received the tough-luck loss to drop to 2-1. Smith came into the game with two down in the top of the seventh. He gave up one run with a strikeout in one inning. Right-handed reliever Kyle Michalik allowed two runs, one earned with one strikeout in 1.1 innings.

UP NEXT
Ohio State and Georgetown conclude the series at Noon ET Sunday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Fifth-year senior Adam Niemeyer is on the mound for the boys. The game will be streamed on BTN Plus ($).

GAME NOTES

– The Buckeyes’ seven-game win streak was snapped today. Ohio State is 4-1 at home this season.

– Cowles’ career-high 21-game reached base streak was snapped this afternoon.

– Hit streaks extended: Canzone (7) and Cherry (5).

– Reached base streaks extended: Cherry (8), Canzone (7) and Foppe (6).

– Multi-hit games: Canzone (12) and Foppe (8).