BGSU Baseball lose tough game against Tennessee Tech

Tyler Kavalecz, Sports Reporter, FMSN

The Bowling Green baseball team fell 11-9 to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on Saturday.

With this loss, the Falcons are now at 0-2 to start the season.

The Falcons jumped out to an early 5-1 lead after the first inning. Both teams put up zeroes over the next three innings.  

The Golden Eagles started chipping away at the BG lead, scoring one run in both the fifth and sixth innings.

The seventh inning proved fatal for the Falcons, as Tennessee Tech scored six for a 9-5 lead.

BG tried to rally late, scoring four in the last two innings but fell short of completing the comeback.  

RHP Tyler Hays started for BG in just his second appearance since 2021, walking four and striking out five in three innings.   

Junior Rigo Ramos came in relief for Hays, but gave up two runs and earned one.

Falcon freshman Jacob Turner was only able to record one out while giving up two runs.

BG pitcher Owen Recker did not have the best night, giving up six runs in two innings. 

Although the Falcons did not come away with the win, they feel the learning experience will only help make them better.  

“We learned some things about ourselves today that will serve us better for tomorrow and beyond,” said BGSU coach Kyle Hallock. “To get it done on the road it takes a certain level of execution and focus, and we are close to making it happen.”  

The Falcons will look to avoid getting swept in their first series of the season as they play Tennessee Tech again on Sunday, with a 2 p.m. first pitch.

After that, the Orange and Brown will head to Kentucky for a three-game series against Louisville from Friday, Feb. 24 to Sunday, Feb. 26.

For more information about the team, visit the athletics webpage