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After winning the first two games of their series against Kent State, the Bobcats were unable to finish off the road sweep against the Golden Flashes in a 9-2 loss on Sunday.
The contest was in a 2-2 deadlock until the sixth inning when the home team’s bats came alive and fatigue seemed to set in for Ohio (22-15, 8-7), as Kent State (21-15, 9-6) scored four runs in the inning. After taking the lead, the Golden Flashes’Jared Skolnicki pitched 2 and 2/3 innings of hitless baseball to cap off the victory for Kent State.
Tommy Monnot got Kent on the scoreboard first with a solo homer to left field in the bottom of the second.
The Bobcats a throwing error by the third basemen in the top of the third, and scored a run to tie the game. A Jake Madsen single scored Manny Dejesus in the fifth to give the Ohio a short-lived lead at 2-1.
Monnot finished the day with two hits and two RBIs. Tim DalParto led the batting for Kent State by going a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate with three RBIs.
When the sixth rolled around, Ohio’s starting pitcher Jake Rudnicki allowed the first two Golden Flashes reach base with a walk and hit by pitch. An RBI single from Conner Simonetti gave the Flashes the lead for good and set the tone for the rest of the inning.
In five innings of work Rudnicki allowed five earned runs on six hits and a walk in a losing performance. The Green and White bullpen didn’t fare much better against the flashes, as it allowed four runs to score on six hits and a walk.
For the Bobcats’ opposition, Andy Ravel got the win with 6 and 2/3 innings. The Bobcats managed to get eight hits against the freshman hurler, but could only muster two runs.
Ohio returns home on Tuesday to take on Eastern Kentucky in a one-game series. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. at Bob Wren Stadium.