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The sixth inning has often been the start of trouble for the Ohio pitching staff throughout the 2014 season.

Too many Eastern Michigan hits ended Ohio's season-high two-game win streak.

EMU beat Ohio 10-5 in the final game of a three-game series Sunday. The Bobcats had won the previous two games and head coach Rob Smith - whose tenure started in 2013 - got his first series win.

Unable to capitalize on multiple scoring opportunities in Akron over the weekend, the Ohio Bobcats fell for the second straight day on Sunday, 9-0.

It was the second time in Mid-American Conference play that Ohio was shut out in both games of a two-game series.

Rio Grande (21-29, 6-21) was swept this weekend at Cumberland University (35-17, 17-9) to end its play in the Mid-South Conference and eliminate the RedStorm from postseason play.

Game One

The Marietta College Pioneers clinched a spot in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament with a pair of home wins against John Carroll University.

Game One:

Marietta staved off a John Carroll comeback, and held on to win, 7-6.

Ohio and Akron recorded the same number of hits on Saturday, but the Bobcats couldn’t make theirs count Saturday, as the Zips took the first game of the weekend series, 2-0, at Lee Jackson Field.

A single, a hit by pitch, a bunt and error left the bases loaded with no outs for Garrett Black. The ‘Cats shortstop had made wonderful defensive stops all game and came through in the clutch one more time as he roped a walk-off single into left field in the 10th.

Before the weekend series with Eastern Michigan, the Ohio baseball squad had left the friendly confines of Bob Wren Stadium with a victory just once in 15 games.

Ohio basketball recruit Tariq Owens has been released from his letter of intent, his father confirmed to WOUB Friday.

Former Ohio tight end and captain Jordan Thompson reached an agreement with the National Football League's Detroit Lions Friday after participating in mini camp this week.

Thompson went undrafted a year ago after graduating from Ohio. He caught 60 career passes for the Green and White.

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