March 19, 2022

Ohio State blanked 2-0 against UNC Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, N.C. Gusts of wind limited the bats in the third game of what otherwise was an offensive-heavy series between Ohio State and UNC Wilmington; Saturday’s start time was moved up two hours to 2:00 p.m. due to expected inclimate weather. The Buckeyes were only able to muster three hits and were ultimately shut out in a 2-0 loss to the Seahawks.  

Ohio State started sophomore Nate Haberthier on the mound, and the right-hander impressed despite any help from the lineup. Haberthier pitched out of a bases loaded jam with no outs and gave up the first run of the game on an RBI double play. He was able to pitch out of the first with no further damage, but allowed another run in the second inning on a double and a single by UNCW on back-to-back at-bats. This is the last run that was scored in the game; Haberthier remained in the game for six shutout innings, pitching a complete game despite taking the loss. He allowed no walks and struck out four batters.  

The Buckeye lineup was able to create consistent solid contact, but their drives into the outfield were neutralized by the windstream above the field. Marcus Ernst, Trey Lipsey, and Colton Bauer each singled on the day, with Lipsey and Drew Reckart adding walks.  

The fourth and final game of the series will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Buckeyes now sit at 7-10 on the season.  

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