Bats go quiet as Buckeyes down Falcons 8-2

Tyler Kavalecz, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

The Bowling Green baseball team fell 8-2 to Ohio State in Columbus on Wednesday.

The loss extends BG’s losing streak to five games, dropping their overall record on the season to 11-18 and their record in away games to 7-14.  

The Orange and Brown opted to go with their bullpen for the matchup against the Buckeyes, with nine different Falcons taking the mound over nine innings.  

OSU started the action, tallying a leadoff single and a triple off BG starter Rigo Ramos, giving the Buckeyes an early lead.

Ohio State then got a groundout later in the inning that grabbed another run, giving OSU a 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning.  

The Falcons’ bullpen neutralized the Buckeyes for the next three innings.

Freshman Jacob Turner, junior Isaiah Seidel, and freshman Luke Krouse struck out seven while not allowing a hit from the second to fourth innings.

However, Ohio State scored three runs in the fifth inning, coming in the form of a two-run home run and a solo shot over the fence.   

The Buckeyes hit another two-run home run in the sixth inning, giving OSU a 7-0 lead.  

Senior outfielder Justin Fugitt led off the top of the seventh inning with BGSU’s first hit of the game.

Senior infielder Tyler Ross hit a single up the middle in the next at-bat, scoring Fugitt for the Orange and Brown’s first run of the game.  

The Falcons started the top of the eighth inning by loading the bases.

After freshman infielder Sam Seidel drew a walk, sophomore outfielder Nathan Archer singled to center and senior infielder Ryan Johnston was hit by a pitch.   

Fugitt hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Seidel and making it a 7-2 game.

However, the Falcons did not score any more runs as OSU turned a grounder by Ross into a double play to end the inning.  

Ohio State scored the game’s final run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth, giving the Buckeyes a six-run victory.  

Next up, the Falcons will return home to Steller Field for a three-game weekend series against Eastern Michigan.

The first pitch on Friday is scheduled for 3 p.m., with the first pitches on Saturday and Sunday scheduled for 1 p.m. 

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