Fallon’s big day pushes BGSU Baseball past Ohio

Reese Lannon, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

The BGSU baseball team won 5-4 against the Ohio Bobcats in the MAC opener on Friday.

Falcon senior Adam Fallon homered the game-tying and go-ahead home run to snatch the win.

Prior to this game, Fallon had never homered twice in the same game in his collegiate career.

The Bobcats (2-10), were able to get on the board first in the second inning, as first baseman Alec Patino blasted a solo home run to put them ahead 1-0.

However, the Falcons (3-8), began to scratch and claw.

With a costly error by Ohio, Bowling Green was able to get the 3-1 lead.

The game didn’t stay quiet for very long, however, as Patino got right back at it in the fourth, drilling a two-run home run to tie up the game.

BG pitcher Gabe Schenk to battle, as the Senior right-hander got his way through the fifth inning.

However, he did run into some trouble in the sixth, as Ohio INF Colin Kasperbauer singled in a run to break the tie and gave the Bobcats the lead once again.

Schenk got two outs after that before departing to give way for Connar Penrod.

After two quick outs by Bowling Green in the seventh inning, Fallon struck back.

The six-hole hitter hit a high flyball to tie the game at four.

In the ninth inning, Fallon whacked the ball over the right field fence to put up the Falcons 5-4.

Penrod kept mowing through the Ohio lineup in the bottom of the ninth inning, before fielding himself and tagging out Patino to end the game.

Penrod continues being the lucky charm for the Falcons, as he has earned the winning decision in each of the BGSU wins this year to improve to 3-0.

After an up-and-down freshman season, the sophomore had a 2.00 ERA and 14 strikeouts in nine innings out of the Bowling Green bullpen this season.

The teams are back in action tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. for the first game of a doubleheader. Game two on Saturday is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

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