Published Sat, Mar 16, 2013 6:14 pm Dateline
Normally when a team produces eight runs and 10 hits in a game, it ends up with a positive result. But on Saturday, it was not enough for the Bobcats to keep up with the offensive outburst from the Canisius Griffins (13-5), as they dropped the contest by a score of 16-8.
Canisius’ offense was led by junior first baseman Jimmy Luppens, who went 3-for-5 and hit three home runs and drove in eight runs altogether.
The Bobcats (3-14) fell behind early as Canisius scored three runs in the first two innings. Ohio would answer with a run in the second, and then take a 4-3 lead on a three-run home run by sophomore Jake Madsen, his second of the season.
But the lead would be short-lived, as Canisius tacked on two more runs in the top of the fourth, on two RBI-singles, giving them a 5-4 lead.
Facing an 8-4 deficit late in the eighth inning, the Bobcats rallied for four runs, capped by a 3-run home run from Dan Schmidt to tie the game at 8.
But once again, the rally would be short-lived. Canisius exploded in the top of the ninth, scoring eight runs off of six hits to take a 16-8 lead heading to the bottom of the ninth.
The Bobcats will finish off the series with Canisius Sunday at 1 pm at the Wren.