April 27, 2019

Buckeyes Fall to Iowa Saturday in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team fell, 11-4, against Iowa Saturday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeyes tied it at 3-all after six innings, but the Hawkeyes plated four runs on five hits in the top of the seventh in route to the road series win. With the loss, Ohio State falls to 23-20 overall and 6-8 in Big Ten play, while Iowa improves to 26-15 overall and 11-6 in conference action.

AT THE PLATE
Dillon Dingler went 3-for-5 at the dish, while Brady Cherry homered in a 2-for-5 game. Matt Carpenter was 2-for-5 with a RBI and run scored. Dominic Canzone also homered in the loss.

IOWA SCORES FIRST
The Hawkeyes plated the first run in the top of the first with RBI single to left center by Izaya Fullard.

CHERRY BOMB
In the bottom of the third, Cherry rocketed a two-run homer off the batter’s eye in dead center to give Ohio State a 2-1 lead. Matt Carpenter singled up the middle before Cherry’s 11th homer of the season.

MISCUES TIES THE GAME
One hit and two OSU errors in the top of the fifth allowed Iowa to tie the score at 2-all. A dropped fly ball put the lead-off man aboard before a sac bunt but the Iowa runner on a second. Chris Whelan knocked a RBI single up the middle to put the score even at 2-2.

IOWA REGAINS THE LEAD
The Hawkeyes got back on top in the top of the sixth on a bases-loaded walk. However, right-handed reliever Bayden Root came into the game and left the bases loaded with a strikeout and ground out to keep the deficit at 3-2.

CARP EVENS IT UP
Ohio State bounced back with a run in the bottom half of the sixth when Carpenter knocked his second hit of the game for a two-out RBI single, scoring Zach Dezenzo.

FOUR SPOT FOR IOWA
The Hawkeyes plated four runs on five hits and one error in the top of the seventh following a RBI double and three RBI singles.

DOM HOMER
Canzone extended his hit streak to 16 straight games with a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth.

IOWA INSURANCE RUNS
The Hawkeyes tallied four insurance runs in the top of the ninth highlighted by a two-run double that deflected off the bag down the first base line.

ON THE MOUND
Ohio State left-handed starting pitcher Seth Lonsway worked 5.1 innings on six hits, three runs, one earned, three walks and seven strikeouts in a no decision performance. Root pitched 1.1 innings and gave up four runs on five hits with one walk and one strikeout. He received the loss to drop to 2-3 in 2019. Right-handed reliever Thomas Waning pitched 1.2 innings on one hit, two runs, two earned with one strikeout. Right-handed reliever Joe Gahm gave up two runs on four hits with one walk.

ZACH FARMER MEMORIAL GAME
The game today was the Buckeyes’ Zach Farmer Memorial Game. In the summer of 2015, the Buckeyes lost their teammate Zach Farmer after his battle with leukemia. During his fight, Zach raised awareness for the bone marrow registry through Be The Match, starting a campus drive with his teammates. Be The Match was in attendance in the concourse at Bill Davis Stadium and accepted volunteers to be added to the bone marrow registry for potential matches. Zach’s day, Larry, threw out the ceremonial first pitch today.

GAME NOTES

  • Canzone extended his reached base streak to 39 games with an intentional walk in the bottom of the sixth.
  • Canzone extended his hit streak to 16 games (career-high).
  • Dingler extended his reached base to 19 straight games (career-high). He tied his career high with three hits.
  • Other reached base streaks extended: Pohl (11), Carpenter (3) and Winand (3)
  • Hit streaks extended: Winand (3) and Carpenter (3).
  • Cherry hit his 11th homer of the season and 23rd of his career.
  • Canzone launched his team-high 12th homer of the year and 19th of his career.
  • Pohl walked a career-high three times today.
  • Multi-hit games: Cherry (16), Dingler (6) and Carpenter (6).
  • Multi-RBI games: Cherry (11).
  • Ohio State left 11 on base. The Buckeyes loaded the bases in the bottom of the second, but Nick Erwin lined out to short to end the chance.

UP NEXT
Ohio State and Iowa conclude the series at 12:05 p.m. Sunday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Sophomore left-handed pitcher Griffan Smith (4-2, 3.75 ERA) squares off vs. junior right-handed pitcher Grant Judkins (4-4, 1.88 ERA). The game will be streamed on BTN Plus ($) and can be heard on AM 1460 ESPN.