Ohio Stumbles Against Pittsburgh

By
Carter Eckl

Dateline
Updated Thu, May 8, 2014 12:23 pm

Ohio dropped its mid-week matchup against the Pittsburgh Panthers 6-1 Wednesday following a seven hit, one run performance from the offense.

The Panthers jumped on the ‘Cats in the fourth and the sixth innings, where they compiled five of their six runs. Casey Roche led the way at the plate for the Panthers with two hits and a pair of runs. 

The three-run outburst in the sixth was led by three consecutive hits to start the inning.

Sean Kennedy got the start for the Bobcats but was pulled in the fourth following an RBI single. Ohio used a total of six relief pitchers to finish off the game.

Ohio saw a lot of mishaps in the field as they made three errors leading to two unearned runs.

The bats didn’t have much luck either as Ohio’s first five hitters combined for two hits in twenty plate appearances. Designated hitter Austin Rieman was the only Bobcat on the team to collect two hits. He also tallied an RBI. The ‘Cats stranded four runners on base.

Ohio (10-34, 6-15 Mid-American Conference) will go back to MAC play this weekend as they travel to Bowling Green for a three-game set. 

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