April 9, 2019

Ohio State Rallies to Win, 10-8, at Ohio Tuesday Night

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team rallied to win, 10-8, Tuesday night at Bob Wren Stadium. Down by one in the top of the ninth, junior Conner Pohl tied the game on a two-out RBI single before Dillon Dingler hit a two-run double to give the Buckeyes the late-inning lead. Left-handed reliever Andrew Magno closed the door on the Bobcats with a scoreless ninth to improve to 2-3 on the year. Brent Todys had a three-hit game with a homer and four RBI, while Dingler went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Nolan Clegg also had a multi-hit game with a homer, double and two RBI. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 17-16 overall and the Bobcats drop 8-22 in 2019.

 

QUOTE FROM COACH
“The story of tonight is the belief factor,” head coach Greg Beals said. “This ball club needed a belief-factor ball game. Three runs in the eighth with two outs and three runs in the ninth with two outs. All with big hits. A two-strike, three-run homer by Brent Todys in the eighth, a two-strike base-hit out of Conner Pohl in the ninth and a smoke double by Dillon Dingler. Offensively, we powered some hard hit balls late in the game and that’s what we’ve been working on, staying offensive. We competed at the end. I’m really hoping a comeback victory tonight is really going to grow that belief factor.”

EARLY LEAD
Ohio State got off to a 3-0 lead with a two-run homer by Nolan Clegg in the second and a RBI single by Todys in the third.

BOBCATS JUMP ON TOP
Ohio rallied with five runs on four hits in the bottom of the fourth to take a 5-3 lead. With the bases loaded, an infield single scored the first OU run. A grand slam to right by Cole Revels gave the Bobcats a two-run lead. In the fifth, Rudy Rott homered to left to make it a three-run game. A throwing error allowed a second run to cross in the inning to make it a 7-3 game through five in favor of the Green and White.

BUCKEYES GET ONE BACK
Clegg doubled in the seventh and scored on a wild pitch to put the Buckeyes within three runs through seven.

TODYS TIES THE GAME
The OSU catcher’s third hit of the game was a big one as Todys blasted a two-out, three-run homer in the top of the eighth vs. OU right-handed pitcher Eamon Horwedel to make it a 7-7 game. Dillon Dingler walked and Zach Dezenzo singled before the long ball by Todys.

OHIO REGAINS THE LEAD IN THE EIGHTH
Bobcats’ Cole Revels scored the go-ahead run with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to give the home squad the late lead.

ON THE MOUND
Freshman right-handed pitcher Will Pfennig made his second start of the year and worked three innings on five hits, five earned, two walks and four strikeouts in a no decision. Right-handed reliever Thomas Waning came into the game in the bottom of the fourth and pitched two innings and gave up two hits, two runs, one earned with two strikeouts. Right-handed reliever Bayden Root gave up one run with three strikeouts and one walk in 2.2 innings of work to fall to 0-2 on the year. Magno worked 1.1 innings with two strikeouts in the victory.

UP NEXT
Ohio State hosts Dayton in a midweek game at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The contest will be streamed on BTN Plus ($) and can be heard on AM 1460 ESPN.

GAME NOTES

  • The Buckeyes claim their 12th straight win over Ohio tonight.
  • Dominic Canzone extended his reached base streak to 29 straight games (career-high).
  • Other reached base streaks: Dingler (9), Cherry (7) and Foppe (3).
  • Hit streaks extended: Canzone (6) and Dingler (4).
  • Clegg hit his second homer of the season tonight.
  • Multi-hit games: Todys (7), Dingler (3) and Clegg (3).
  • Multi-RBI games: Clegg (5), Todys (4) and Dingler (1),
  • Todys collected his first three-hit game as a Buckeye. He hit his third homer of the year in the eighth and had a season-high four RBI.