The Seton Hall baseball team was back in action in Port Charlotte, Florida to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Pirates ended up being defeated by the Buckeyes by a score of 9-3. The pitching match up was RHP Andrew Politi for the Pirates against LHP Tanner Tully for Ohio State.
The Pirates would get on the board in the top of the first. Zack Weigel would score on an RBI single from Joe Poduslenko to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead. The score would remain 1-0 until the top of the fourth. Mikael-Ali Mogues would score on a fielders choice to give the Hall a 2-0 lead. An RBI single from Chris Villa gave the Pirates a 3-0 lead.
The Buckeyes would tie the game in the bottom half of the fourth. Jacob Bosiokovic would lead off the inning with a home run to cut the lead to 3-1. Craig Nenning would single to left field and bring home two runs to tie the game at 3-3.
The score would remain tied at 3 until the bottom of the sixth. Zach Ratcliff would score on a balk to give Ohio State a 4-3 lead. The lead would increase in the next inning. Jalen Washington would hit a sac fly to increase the lead to 5-3. Zach Ratliff would hit an RBI single to give Ohio State a 6-3 lead.
In the bottom of the eighth, the Buckeyes would again push across some runs. Two runs would score on a Jacob Bosiokovic double to give the Buckeyes an 8-3 lead. An RBI double from Ronnie Dawson would give OSU a 9-3 lead. The score would hold and the Buckeyes picked up their sixth win of the season.
Tanner Tully did not factor into the decision for Ohio State. He threw 5 1/3 innings while allowing 3 runs on 6 hits. Austin Woodby earned the win and improved to 2-0 on the season. He threw 1 inning and did not allow a hit. Michael Horejsei threw 1 2/3 innings while allowing 0 hits and striking out 2. Seth Kinker threw the final inning for the Buckeyes and did not surrender a hit.
Andrew Politi threw 3 2/3 innings while allowing 3 runs on 2 hits. Zach Prendergast took the loss for the Pirates and fell to 1-2 on the season. He threw 2 1/3 innings while allowing 1 run on 4 hits. Anthony Pacillo gave up 2 runs in 1/3 of an inning. Zach Schellenger allowing 2 hits in 2/3 of an inning. Tim Edwards gave up 2 runs and did not retire a batter. Ryan Testani threw 1 inning while allowing 1 run.
The Buckeyes were led by right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic who had 4 hits and 3 RBI’s. Craig Nenning drove in 2 runs, and Zach Ratcliff scored 2 runs. Ratcliff also had 3 hits on the day. Ronnie Dawson and Jalen Washington each had an RBI for OSU.
The Pirates were led by right fielder Ryan Ramiz who had 2 hits. Joe Poduslenko, Derek Jenkins, and Chris Villa each had an RBI. Zack Weigel, Mikael-Ali Mogues, and Ryan Ramiz all scored for Seton Hall.
With the win the Buckeyes improve to 6-2-1 on the season. With the loss the Pirates fall to 4-6 on the season. The Buckeyes will take on Illinois State tomorrow to continue the Snowbird Classic. The Pirates will also remain in Port Charlotte to take on the Indiana Hoosiers tomorrow. The pitching match up will be RHP Chris Morris (0-0, 2.08 ERA) for the Pirates against RHP Evan Bell (0-0, 2.38 ERA) for the Hoosiers. We will have full coverage of the game tomorrow. We will also have coverage of the Seton Hall basketball team against DePaul tomorrow. Until then, Hazard Zet Forward.