BGSU Baseball stumbles on the road, swept by Evansville

Reese Lannon, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

The Bowling Green baseball team hit a roadblock this weekend, as they were swept in a four-game series by the Evansville Purple Aces.

They lost both seven-inning games on Sunday by the scores of 8-4 and 13-3.

Bowling Green was done no favors by the weather, having to play doubleheaders on back-to-back days due to rain on Friday.

Additionally, a short-handed pitching staff was taxed by a red-hot Evansville offense that is averaging nearly eight runs per game.

In game one on Sunday, junior Rigo Ramos drew the start for Bowling Green.

Evansville was able to nip at him early, scoring one run in the first inning and then two in the third.

The Falcons hit back in the fourth inning, with freshman D.J Newman recording his first RBI for the club.

However, this is the closest Bowling Green would get.

In the bottom of the fourth, Evansville added a run to extend the lead to 4-2 while chasing Ramos from the game.

They dipped into the bullpen in a big way in the fifth inning, scoring four runs and putting the Purple Aces out to an 8-2 lead.

BGSU did not quit, as INF Anthony Toma delivered an RBI double in the seventh inning, coming off the bench to do so.

Then, just one batter later, senior Tyler Ross singled in Toma to make it an 8-4 game.

That would be all for the orange and brown, as they dropped the first contest by an 8-4 score.

The Falcons struggled to collect hits, notching just four in the game.

In game two, Evansville came out swinging once again.

They attacked Falcon starting pitcher Peyton Wilson for four runs in the first inning, chasing him through the second.

Evansville made it 9-0 after three innings.

In the fourth, Bowling Green got on the board as sophomore Nathan Archer hit a SAC fly to plate Jack Krause.

After an Evansville run in the fourth and fifth innings, Archer would again get the Falcons in the run column in the sixth.

The Falcons avoided a shutout, making it a 11-3 game.

Evansville brought home two more runs in the sixth inning, making the final score 13-3.

In game two, BGSU made much better contact with the ball, notching seven hits and four walks.

Archer, Seidel, and Krause all had two hits in game two.

Overall, it was a bit of a stumbling block for the orange and brown, as they dropped to 2-8 on the season, while Evansville remained red hot, winning their seventh game in a row to improve to 7–5.

Bowling Green will kick off Mid-American Conference play next weekend, as they travel to Athens for a three-game set against the Ohio Bobcats.

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