Ohio Baseball Drops Rubber Match At Kent State

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Todd Ward

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Updated Sun, Apr 7, 2013 7:39 pm
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The Ohio Bobcats baseball team lost the final game of a three-game road series at Kent State Sunday, 10-3.

Kent State (14-15, 7-3 MAC) jumped out early on Ohio starter Connor Sitz and never looked back, scoring seven runs in the first three innings.

In the first inning, Derek Toadvine led off the game with a single and Sawyer Polen scored him on a double. Later in the inning Polen scored on a SAC fly by T.J. Sutton to make it 2-0 Golden Flashes.

The second inning started with a leadoff double by Alex Miklos, followed by an RBI single by Troy Summers. After Summers stole second and advanced to third on a balk by Sitz, Polen drove him with a single to make it 4-0 Kent State.

Polen finished the game hitting 4-5 with two runs scored and two RBI.

In the third inning, a leadoff hit by the Golden Flashes hurt the Bobcats once again. A single by George Roberts, then T.J. Sutton reached on an error. That led to an RBI double by Alex Miklos and then a two-run single by Justin Wagler to lead 7-0 through three innings.

Sitz finished for the Bobcats allowing 10 hits and seven runs after four innings.

In the fifth inning, Ohio (6-24, 3-6 MAC) got on the board after a leadoff double by Scott White led to a single by Nate Squires. Then Nick Squires doubled and scored both runners. Cody Gaertner drove in Nick Squires with an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-3.

But in the bottom of the inning, Alex Miklos once again answered for the Golden Flashes with a solo home run to make it 8-3. Miklos finished the game hitting 3-4 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored and two RBI.

Kent State starter Casey Wilson finished the game pitching 6.1 innings, allowing eight hits and three runs.

The final scoring came in the bottom of the eighth inning when Derek Toadvine walked, Sawyer Polen singled, and George Roberts hit a two-run double to make it 10-3 Golden Flashes.

Ohio next starts a nine-game homestand with a game against Eastern Kentucky Wednesday at 6 p.m.

            

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