Bobcats fall to Buckeyes, 11-6

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Bobcats found some late offense, but it wasn't enough to erase an early deficit.

Ohio lost at Ohio State, 11-6, on Tuesday evening in a non-league baseball game.

The Bobcats fell behind 5-0 after one inning and weren't able to climb back into the contest.

The loss drops Ohio to 5-20 on the season, while the Buckeyes improve to 17-10.

Ohio State pushed its lead to 6-0 after two innings. The Bobcats got as close as 6-2 after four innings. But Ohio State added one in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh for an 11-2 advantage.

Ohio tallied three in the eighth and one in the ninth to close out the scoring.

Ohio used nine different pitchers in the game. Jake Miller took the loss. He pitched the first inning, giving up five runs on four hits and a walk. Three of the runs were earned.

Ohio finished the game with eight hits. Jake Madsen and Nick Bredeson each had two hits, with Madsen adding an RBI and Bredeson scoring two runs.

Ty Black led Ohio with three RBIs.

Ohio State had 19 hits. Pat Porter, Ronnie Dawson and Ryan Leffel each had three hits apiece. Zach Ratcliff added five RBIs.

Trace Dempsey started and pitched four innings, giving up two runs on four hits. Tyler Giannonatti came on in relief and picked up the win since Dempsey didn't go the required five innings. Giannonatti worked three shutout innings, giving up a hit.

Ohio will return home to Bob Wren Stadium this weekend with a three-game series against Kent State. Friday's first pitch is slated for 6 p.m.