COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team fell, 15-3, against Hawai’i Sunday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeyes (13-11) claim the four-game series victory over the Rainbow Warriors (10-14) with a 3-1 record this weekend in Columbus.
OHIO STATE SCORES FIRST
Dominic Canzone extended his reached base streak to 20 straight games with a lead-off walk in the bottom of the first. He swiped his third bag of the season and reached third on a throwing error. Matt Carpenter then pushed home the Buckeye captain with a RBI single up the middle vs. Hawai’i right-handed starter Logan Pouelsen. Ohio State scored a second run when Brady Cherry sent a sac fly in the bottom of the sixth to score Nick Erwin. Andrew Fishel had a sac fly in the ninth.
HAWAI’I OPENS THE GAME
The Rainbow Warriors scored 10 times, four in the second and two in the third and four in the fourth and two in the fifth, to take a 12-1 lead after four stanzas. Tyler Best knocked a RBI single to give Hawai’i a 2-1 advantage. A failed pickoff allowed a third run to score before Scotty Scott hit a two-out RBI single up the middle. In the third, Dallas Daurte had a RBI double and Maaki Yamazaki pushed a sixth run home with a RBI single to center. Ethan Lopez hit a three-run homer in the fourth.
ON THE MOUND
Ohio State right-handed starting pitcher Will Pfennig (0-2) received the loss after allowing four runs on four hits, two earned, with two walks and one strikeout in two innings. Left-handed reliever Mitch Milheim allowed six runs, four earned, on five hits in two innings of work. Right-handed reliever TJ Brock threw 2.2 innings on eight hits, four runs, four earned, one walk and two strikeouts. Right-handed pitcher Jake Vance allowed one run on one hit and one walk in 1.1 inning of work. Right-handed pitcher Joe Gahm pitched a scoreless ninth.
Ohio State concludes its nine-game homestand vs. Toledo at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.