Trevor Lukkes stands in the batter’s box in a game against Central Michigan on March 22, 2019. PHOTO: Mick Mullens/WOUB

Ohio Baseball: Bobcats Fall to Marshall as Bats Go Quiet

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The Ohio baseball took on the Marshall Thundering Herd today in just the fourth home game of the season for the Bobcats.

Ohio came into this one 5-16 to Marshalls 14-8 record.

The Thundering Herd jumped out ahead in the third scoring on a sacrifice fly by Erik Rodriquez.

Ohio was able to get a run across the plate in the bottom half of the inning when freshman Trevor Lukkes drove in sophomore Treyben Funderburg on a single to tie things up at one apiece.

Marshall would extend the lead in the sixth and seventh scoring four more runs going up 5-1. The Bobcats did not have an answer at the plate, where they have been struggling all season. As a team, Ohio is hitting a .199 batting average.

Marshall would go onto win 6-1.

Despite the loose Head Coach Rob Smith saw positives on the mound for Ohio. “We had a couple of bright spots on the mound for some young guys”.

Three Freshman pitched for the Bobcats, combined they only allowed one earned run.

That run was off Braxton Kelly who pitched three innings with two strikeouts.

Eamon Horwedel made easy work of the Marshall batters as he struck out the side in the one inning he pitched.

Joe Rock also pitched a scoreless inning and sat down one Marshall batter.

Coach Smith said there is not much to change in how they approach this weekend, they just need to execute better and compete in each game…

This weekend the Bobcats return to MAC play as they welcome Bowling Green in a three-game series. The two teams will play at 6 p.m. on Friday, 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.