Ohio defeated Marshall 11-8 behind the five-RBI day from its senior outfielder
Ohio survived another rough pitching start and rode its consistent offense to beat Marshall 11-8 Wednesday night.
A two-out bases loaded triple in the eighth inning by Tyler Wells broke an 8-8 tie and led Ohio to victory, snapping its three-game losing streak. Wells finished the game with a double, a triple, a walk, one run scored and five RBIs.
Cleanup hitter Jake Madsen pitched in with a single, a double, a walk and three runs scored.
The Bobcats connected on 10 hits for the second straight game and were able to get 11 runs across on a combination of extra base hits, sacrifice flies and groundouts.
The Thundering Herd (7-16) got on the scoreboard in a big way in the third inning with a walked in run and a grand slam. Ohio starter Evan Geist was pulled after giving up five runs (four earned) on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts.
Ohio was able to even the score 5-5 in the bottom half of the third, but Marshall immediately responded with three unearned runs in the fourth inning.
Ohio’s three errors extended innings and allowed Marshall to get additional opportunities at the plate. The Herd committed no errors, but scored four of their eight runs off the Bobcats’ mistakes.
It was ultimately Wells' timely hit that gave Ohio (13-9) a win as it looks ahead to its first home series in Mid-American Conference play this weekend against Western Michigan.