Ohio extended its losing streak to 10 games after it failed to record a win for the third straight weekend in Johnson City, Tennessee. The Bobcats dropped three games to Marist, Wagner and ETSU and are still winless since their first series of the season.
Here’s what happened in each game:
The Bobcats went into the seventh inning with a 1-0 lead over Marist, but the game fell from their grasp after that. The Red Foxes scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the Bobcats responded with only one run in the ninth to lose 5-2.
Ohio used five different pitchers and started Eamon Horwedel, who received his third loss of the season.
The Bobcats only had four hits on Saturday, which was the least they had all weekend.
Sunday (Game 1)
Ohio held a lead for the first eight innings against Wagner after Dan McCauley homered in the second inning to give Ohio an early 3-0 lead. For the rest of the game, the Seahawks slowly closed the gap until they tied the game 3-3 in the eighth inning. After Brett Manis walked Mike Ruggiero with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Wagner took a 4-3 lead and won the game.
Manis, who entered Sunday with two saves, took his first loss of the season.
Sunday (Game 2)
The final game of the weekend against East Tennessee State got off to a bad start for Ohio when the Buccaneers took a 6-0 lead in the first five innings. Ohio nearly came back after scoring four runs in the final two innings, but it wasn’t enough, and the Bobcats fell 6-4.
Braxton Kelly pitched for four innings and received his second loss of the season. He allowed six hits and was responsible for five of ETSU’s runs.
Ohio’s next six games will be at home. The first one will be a game against Marshall on Tuesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. at Bob Wren Stadium, the first home game for the Bobcats this season.