Baseball: Bobcats Fall Behind Early, Can’t Recover At Eastern Kentucky

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After finding themselves in an early deficit to Eastern Kentucky, Ohio was unable to bring in the runs to get the win. Eastern Kentucky took the game 12-1.

The Colonels opened the floodgates on the Bobcats early, scoring seven of their 12 runs in the first inning with three RBI singles and two RBI triples. Richie Rodriguez contributed by pounding out a homerun for EKU in the first inning while Bryan Soloman sent two over the fence later on.

Ohio’s only scoring run was in the fifth inning when an RBI single from Ethan Newton brought in Ian Mezlak for the score. Unable to get another scoring run, the Bobcats found themselves behind and couldn’t catch up. Ohio had a total of six hits for the night, while EKU racked up 18.

Eastern Kentucky scored an additional two runs in the second inning, one in the fourth and two final runs in the eighth.

Of the six pitchers Ohio brought in, only two – Marck Paliotto and Tyler Backstrom – had no hits, runs or errors against them.  Eastern Kentucky used nine pitchers against Ohio, five of which gave up no hits, runs, or errors.

Ohio will look to bring in some wins on the road this weekend against Bowling Green, facing the Falcons in three games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.