DAYTON, Ohio – Freshman Jacob Gehring allowed just one run and one hit in five strong innings but Dayton got five runs off the Ohio State bullpen and came away with a 6-0 victory on Tuesday night at Day Air Ballpark in Dayton.
Gehring made his second start of the season and it was a good one. He went 5.0 innings, allowing just one run while striking out three. The one run came on the lone hit he allowed, a home run in the fifth. But he was in command for the majority of the night, walking just one.
Gehring was saddled with the loss while Dayton’s Kenny Serwa got the win, going 7.0 innings, allowing four hits and striking out 11.
The Buckeyes (11-18) had five hits in the game, singles from Zach Dezenzo, Kade Kern, Tyler Pettorini and Mitchell Okuley and a double off the bat of Brent Todys.
Dayton got a solo home run from Keagan Calero in the fifth and then added two more runs in the sixth on an RBI single from Jay Curtis.
The Buckeyes threatened in the seventh as Brent Todys doubled with one out. That was followed by a single from Tyler Pettorini, putting runners on the corners but Dayton starter Kenny Serwa worked out of the jam.
Dayton tacked on three more in the eighth and stranded a couple of Buckeyes in the ninth for the 6-0 victory.
The Buckeyes will remain on the road this weekend and will head to Maryland for a three-game series. First pitch Friday night is set for 6:30 p.m.