BGSU Baseball avoids sweep in Akron

Rhys Patrykus, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

BGSU Baseball (4-12, 2-4 MAC) broke their four-game skid on Sunday, beating the Akron Zips (7-10, 3-3 MAC) 5-4 in extra innings.

Akron got things going first offensively, putting up their first run in the first inning.

Sophomore Ian Pennington notched an RBI single, bringing junior Kaito Hara across home plate.

Ramos (0-1, 3.37 ERA), making just his second start of the season, pitched four innings, allowing three earned runs on four hits.

Catcher Kyle Gurney got things going for the Falcons in the third frame, bringing senior Adam Fallon home.

Gurney followed his single up with a stolen bag.

He moved up 90 feet to third on a wild pitch, then made his way across home plate.

Roth (0-1, 4.88 ERA), went six innings deep, allowing three runs to score (two earned) off of four hits.

The Zips matched BG’s run total in the fourth.

DH Jack Poist knocked two-RBI single off Ramos, scoring SS Nick Arrivo and LF Sam Seeker.

The score stayed 3-2 until the sixth inning, when BG’s Tyler Ross hit a two-out solo shot to left, his first long bomb of the season.

The 3-3 tie held until the top of the ninth.

Gurney came through once again for BG, singling and bringing home Adam Fallon.

Bowling Green’s lead didn’t last long.

In the next half inning, sophomore Max Bowman got the tying run for the Zips.

Akron left Fett in going into the top of the tenth inning.

With freshman DJ Newman standing on third, senior Jack Krause grounded out to second.

However, the Zips’ defense wasn’t quick enough to get Newman before he crossed home plate as the winning run.

In the bottom of the frame, junior Isaiah Seidel came in relief for Newman.

Seidel sent the first two batters down in order, then put the ball on the ground to secure the final out after an untimely walk.

Gurney went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, a walk, and a stolen bag.

Newman picked up the win in relief, while Isaiah Seidel was given the save, his first of the season.

Anthony Fett was handed the loss for Akron, his first loss of the year.

Next up for the Falcons, they welcome Purdue Fort Wayne to Steller Field on March 21 for their home opener, with the first pitch scheduled to be thrown at 3:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the athletics webpage.