Ohio Baseball swept a doubleheader against Milwaukee on Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Photo: Chris J. Day/WOUB)
(Photo: Chris J. Day/WOUB)

Ohio Baseball: Bobcats Sweep Doubleheader against Milwaukee on Saturday

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Bobcats faced the Milwaukee Panthers at Bob Wren Stadium in a doubleheader after previously beating them on Friday night, 14-3.

Ohio went into the game with its head high as the Bobcats were coming off a large victory and hoping to acquire a winning record for the first time this season. The first two innings for both teams remained scoreless until Michael Richardson hit a double to left-center which allowed Joe Weiseneseel to score.

The Bobcats played the rest of the game aggressively on defense which allowed them to win.  They came out on top with a score of 3-1. The key player in this game was starting pitcher Colin Sells. He pitched five innings of the game, allowed zero runs and the Bobcats had zero errors behind him. This was a large factor in the Bobcats shutting down the Panthers.

Both Ohio and Milwaukee had very few errors and had very controlled play. Throughout the game, the Panthers used a total of three pitchers.

Ohio Baseball baserunner jogging home on Friday, March 6, 2021. (Photo: Chris J. Day/WOUB).
Ohio baseball continued its winning ways on Saturday by sweeping Milwaukee. (Photo: Chris J. Day/WOUB).

The Bobcats went into the top of the 6th inning using pitcher Edward Kutt IV to replace Sells. He allowed only one run due to throwing a wild pitch in the 7th inning, which was the only run that the Panthers scored.

This win by the Bobcats gave Ohio a 4-3 record.

Ohio continued those winning ways in the second game of the doubleheader, defeating Milwaukee, 6-4, in comeback fashion.

The Panthers held a 2-0 lead after their half of the third inning, but Ohio countered with three unanswered runs in the bottom of the inning, highlighted by a two run-scoring error off the bat of Treyben Funderburg, which was dropped by the Panthers’ center fielder.

Two innings later, Trevor Hafner added a solo home run to give the Bobcats a 4-2 advantage.

However, in the sixth inning, Milwaukee evened the scored thanks to a sac-fly and a run-scoring single.

With the score tied at four, Ohio busted back ahead in the sixth inning.  Sebastian Fabik singled home an unearned run.  Later in the inning, Hafner singled home another run for the Bobcats, giving them the 6-4 advantage.

Ohio (5-3) goes for the four-game sweep on Sunday against the Panthers (0-6).  First pitch for the series finale is set for 12 p.m. from Bob Wren Stadium.