April 6, 2019

Ohio State Falls vs. Northwestern Saturday in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio –  The Ohio State baseball team dropped a 7-2 contest against Northwestern Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 16-15 overall and 2-3 in conference action, while the Wildcats improve to 13-14 overall and 3-2 in conference action.

TIME CHANGE FOR FINALE
Due to predicted weather, the series finale vs. Northwestern will begin at 11:05 a.m. ET Sunday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

STARTER TALK
Ohio State left-handed starting pitcher Seth Lonsway gave up three runs early on, but settled down on the mound and put three straight zeros to claim a quality start vs. the Wildcats today. He retired 10 of the last 11 hitters he faced. He worked seven innings on five hits, three runs, three walks and six strikeouts, but falls to 4-3 in 2019. NU reliever Ryan Bader earned the win, limiting the OSU bats to one run on four hits with two strikeouts and one walk in five innings to improve to 1-2 on the year.

TEAMS EXCHANGE RUNS EARLY ON
Ohio State scored the first run of the game in bottom of the first on a bases-loaded walk to Dillon Dingler. Despite three walks by NU starter Mike Doherty, Ohio State was only able to score one run in the inning as the right-hander induced a pop-up to left to leave them loaded.  The Wildcats score a run in top of the second on a safety squeeze play.

NORTHWESTERN TAKES THE LEAD
The Wildcats took a 2-1 lead in the top of third when Shawn Goosenberg hit a single back to the mound off the glove of Lonsway to push Leo Kaplan around. Brady Cherry completed a double play to end the top on a sliding catch and left and a putout to Foppe at second base. Northwestern added a run in the top of fourth after Ben Dickey singled, advanced to second on a stolen base before two wild pitches allowed him to touch the dish for a 3-1 score.

WILDCATS ADD ON
After Lonsway was relieved by right-handed reliever Thomas Waning, the Wildcats knocked four hits on three runs to take a five-run lead. A RBI grounder, safety squeeze and RBI double plated runs in the frame. Waning gave up three runs on four hits with one walk in 0.2 innings of work.

BUCKS ON THE BOARD IN THE EIGHTH
The Buckeyes got on the board in the bottom of the eighth on a RBI grounder by pinch-hitter Andrew Fishel. Right-handed reliever Joe Gahm threw one scoreless inning on one walk and two strikeouts.

GAME NOTES

  • Today was the largest attendance of the year at Bill Davis Stadium: 1,272.
  • Canzone’s reached base streak extended to 27 games with a lead-off double in the ninth.
  • Other reached base streaks extended: Dingler (7), Winand (5), Cherry (5) and Dezenzo (4).
  • Hit streaks extended: Cherry (5).
  • Multi-hit games: Foppe (1).