Falcons pull away late in Ann Arbor

Brett Creamer and Brett Creamer

T.J. Losby moved to second place in Bowling Green history on April 22 with 145 consecutive games played passing Jeff Warnock.

Losby contributed at the plate going 2-4 with one run scored and one RBI in the baseball team’s 7-4 victory over The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

The Falcons jumped on the scoreboard right away in the first inning when Patrick Lancaster doubled to left field scoring Jeremy Shay and Losby. The rally continued on a throwing error that gave the Falcons a 3-0 lead after the top of the first.

The Falcons added one more run in the third to give them a nice four run cushion. However, in the bottom of the inning, Michigan’s Trey Miller hit a two-run home run in part of a four-run inning for the Wolverines.

Bowling Green starter Tyler Anderson gave up three runs, which were all earned in two innings on his third start of the season before being relieved by Jason Link. Link threw two innings allowing one earned run on three hits. The Falcons bullpen threw seven innings allowing just one run.

The Falcons regained the lead in the seventh inning when Shay singled to right center scoring Jake Thomas. The Falcons scored again on a throwing error by the Wolverines shortstop, scoring Thomas and increasing their lead to 6-4 after seven innings of play. Bowling Green tacked on an insurance run in the ninth on a Losby single through the right side scoring Thomas to make the score 7-4.

Trevor Blaylock, earned his first save of the season for the Falcons. Blaylock retired the Wolverines in order during the ninth inning.

The winning pitcher was Ben Singer who threw a scoreless sixth inning for the Falcons, who increased his record to 2-1 on the season. Singer retired all three batters he faced in Tuesday’s game.

The Falcons have now won five straight games and 11 of their last 14. During their five game win streak they have scored 52 runs on 69 hits. With the win against Michigan, Bowling Green improved to 15-41-1 all-time against the prestigious Wolverines. Bowling Green coach Danny Schmitz’s increased his overall record to 629-600-5 over his 24 seasons.

After the Falcons victory against Michigan, Bowling Green is 17-19 heading into a home series against Kent State University where they have the opportunity to be above .500 for the first time since the fifth game of the season.