BGSU Baseball swept in Saturday doubleheader

Rhys Patrykus, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

On Saturday, BGSU Baseball (2-6) lost both games of a doubleheader with the Evansville Purple Aces (5-5).

They lost the first game 9-3 and got blanked in the second, falling 11-0.

Senior Gage Schenk (0-3, 4.91 ERA) started game one for the Falcons, allowing five earned runs on five hits in just three innings.

This ballooned his run average from 2.31 up to nearly five.

For Evansville, Junior RHP Nick Smith (1-2, 7.02 ERA) tossed a complete game, allowing three earned runs over seven innings.

Evansville got things going, quickly beating up on Schenk.

The first three batters faced got on base, and Bowling Green was already in a 3-0 hole.

Schenk simply didn’t look himself, allowing Evansville to score two more in the third inning.

BG was finally able to get on the board in the fourth, thanks to a home run by senior Justin Fugitt.

Freshman RHP Perry Miller came on in relief for Schenk in the fourth, allowing just one hit.

He did allow one run to score in the next inning.

BG utility Leighton Banjoff scored in the top of the fifth frame on an INF Nathan Archer double just after stealing second earlier in the inning.

Evansville put up three more runs (two earned) in the final two innings of the first game.

Bowling Green tried to keep their key guys going, but only scored one run when RHP DJ Newman scored on an Archer groundout.

Senior Tyler Hays started game two for BG, going 4.2 innings deep, allowing four earned on seven hits.

Evansville started off game two the same way they did game one; with a bang.

On Hays’ second pitch of the game, Aces 2B Kip Fougerousse homered to right center field, putting Evansville up early.

They didn’t score again until the fourth inning, but after that, they couldn’t stop scoring.

Evansville scored four runs in the fifth frame and followed that up with five runs in the sixth.

They scored nine runs between two innings using only singles, errors, and sac plays.

Bowling Green was held to three hits in the loss.

Gurney and Rose each had a double, and Gurney went 3/6 the whole day.

Bowling Green and Evansville will face off again Sunday in another doubleheader, with first pitches set at 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., respectively.

For more information on the team, visit the athletics webpage.