COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes squared off for Game One of a two-game midweek series against Campbell, who edged Ohio State earlier in the year in the Armed Forces Invitational. The Fighting Camels hit six home runs en route to an 11-1 victory over the Buckeyes.
How It Happened
Campbell opened up the scoring with a three-run home run in the top of the first off the bat of cleanup hitter Logan Jordan. In the second, a solo shot by the Fighting Camels made it a 4-0 game. Campbell mirrored those outcomes in the fourth and fifth, first hitting another solo home run to make it a five-run game, and then extending the lead to 8-0 on a two-out three run home run.
The Buckeyes scored their first run of the game in the fifth, when Archer Brookman came all the way around from first after reaching on a walk by way of a Marcus Ernst double off the left-center field wall. Ty Babin hit his third home run of the game in the seventh for Campbell, a solo shot to make it 9-1. An RBI double three batters later added another run, and another solo shot in the eighth made it 11-1. The Buckeyes were unable to plate a run in the last four frames and the score held.
The same two teams will meet again in game two of the midweek series on Wednesday afternoon. First pitch is set for 3:05 p.m. Buckeye Aaron Funk will be opposed by Campbell’s Jonathan Beymer.