SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Ohio State baseball team fell, 8-6, against Wofford at Russell C. King Field Tuesday night. The Buckeyes jumped out to a 5-1 lead after three innings, but the Terriers rallied with two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and sixth and three in the seventh to claim the comeback win. Left-handed reliever Andrew Magno received the loss to drop to 0-2, while Rasesh Pandya earned the win to improve to 2-0. Ohio State drops to 7-9 overall and Wofford improves to 11-6 in 2019.
AT THE PLATE
Senior Brady Cherry went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI and freshman Zach Dezenzo had a three-hit game with a double. Redshirt junior Matt Carpenter and junior Dominic Canzone each had a pair of hits. Junior Conner Pohl drove in two runs tonight.
HOT START FOR THE BATS
The Buckeyes got an early lead vs. Terrier left-handed starting pitcher David Yourke with four runs on five hits after two innings at the dish. Cherry scored Carpenter on a RBI double to the gap in left center. After reaching base six straight times last night at Furman, Pohl connected for a RBI single in his first at-bat to make it 2-0 game.
BUCKEYE MIDDLE INNING RUNS
The Terriers scored a run in the bottom after a Buckeye throwing error. Ohio State tallied two more in the second on a RBI single by Ridge Winand and double play ball. Pohl extended the lead to 5-1 with a sac fly, scoring Canzone in the third. Cherry doubled for the second time in the fifth to push Carpenter around for a 6-3 advantage.
However, solo homers by Wofford in the fifth and sixth innings trimmed the Buckeye lead to one. The Terriers were able to tie the game at 6-all in the bottom of the seventh on a sac fly. John Dempsey had the go-ahead hit with a two-run double off the wall in right to put Wofford on top, 8-6, after seven innings.
ON THE MOUND
Ohio State starting pitcher Jake Vance went 5.1 innings and gave up five runs, four earned, on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts in a no decision. Magno went 2.2 innings on three runs, four hits and one strikeout in the loss.
HOME OPENER UP NEXT
Ohio State returns to Columbus to prep for its 2019 opening series at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium this weekend. The Buckeyes welcome Lipscomb Friday-Sunday. All three games will be streamed on BTN Plus ($).