BGSU Baseball’s bats fall silent, defeated by Zips

Reese Lannon, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

The Bowling Green baseball team was swept in a Friday doubleheader, losing on the road to Akron by a score of 3-1 in game two.

The Falcon bats could not get moving against Zip starter Spencer Atkins, who threw a complete game while allowing just one run.

Akron got their scoring done in just one lone inning, with a three-run burst off BGSU starter Peyton Wilson in the second inning.

With the bases loaded, sophomore Ty Stolarski was hit by a pitch, forcing in a run to put Akron on the board first.

Then, catcher Andrew Horvath singled to left field, moving the runners and making the score 2-0.

To cap off the innings, Zips freshman Kaito Hara bounced into a fielder’s choice, bringing across another run and making it 3-0 after three.

The Falcons were held hitless through five innings against Atkins, who was able to generate weak contact all afternoon.

However, BGSU starter Wilson settled into a groove after the rough second inning.

In the afternoon he lasted five innings, allowing five hits and three runs (two earned). He walked two batters and struck out four.

The orange and brown finally broke into the hit column in the sixth as freshman Sam Siedel cut the lead to two. at 3-1.

Unfortunately, Bowling Green never came closer.

They managed a baserunner in the seventh but stranded him, and Atkins continued to dominate on the mound.

He walked just a single batter and struck out 11 Falcons, as well as earning the win while Wilson would take the loss.

BGSU will have a chance to salvage the series on Saturday as the teams square off in the final game of the three-game set in Akron.

First pitch is set for 2:05 p.m.

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