March 23, 2018
WASHINGTON - Ohio State scored eight runs in the first inning, eventually defeating the Georgetown University baseball team, 13-5, on Friday evening at Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. With the loss, the Hoyas fall to 5-15, while the Buckeyes improve to 15-6.
Austin Shirley (Strafford, Pa./Conestoga) was on base three times with a hit-by-pitch and a pair of walks. Jake Bernstein (Frederick, Md./St. John's College HS) had a pair of singles and also reached base via a walk. Ryan P. Davis (Oak Hill, Va./Oakton) doubled and walked and scored a pair of runs.
On the mound, Owen Lamon (Herndon, Va./Oakton) threw 4.1 innings of relief, allowing just two runs on three hits. Conor Cuse (Sherman Oaks, Calif./Harvard-Westlake/Stanford) pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout.
Ohio State broke open the game with eight runs, on five singles, two walks and a grand slam, in the first inning off of Jacob Grzebinski (Bellaire, Texas/Emery Weiner).
The Hoyas began chipping away, scoring three runs in the top of the third. The Blue & Gray loaded the bases with one out on a single by John Simourian (Andover, Mass./Phillips Andover) and walks to Shirley and Bernstein. Eddie McCabe (Norwalk, Conn./Norwalk) delivered a two-run single into center before an RBI ground out by Freddy Achecar III (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett School) scored Bernstein to make it 8-3.
A pair of walks, a wild pitch and a passed ball scored another run in the fourth inning as Davis crossed the plate, cutting the deficit to 8-4.
After the Buckeyes scored two runs to go back up, 10-5, GU answered with another run in the top of the sixth. Davis led off with a double over the centerfielder's head and went to third on a ground out. He scored when Ryan Weisenberg (Parkland, Fla./San Ramon Valley [Calif.]) lined a two-out single into left field.
Ohio State answered back with three runs in the bottom half of the sixth off of Beau Dana (Marblehead, Mass./Deerfield Academy) to extend its lead back to eight, 13-5.
The Hoyas loaded the bases in the top of the ninth, but could not cut into the deficit any further.
The two teams will resume the three-game series on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. Live stats and a subscription-based video stream, via BTN Plus, will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.