Marshall baseball falls to Ohio, 4-1

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Marshall University’s baseball  team dropped a 4-1 decision Wednesday to Ohio University at the Kennedy Center Field.

With the loss, the Herd drops to 4-6 on the season while the Bobcats move to 5-7.

The game went scoreless through the first inning, but the Bobcats broke the tie in the top of the second.

Ohio led off with three straight singles to load the bases with no outs. After a pop out to the second baseman, the Bobcats’ Tyler Finkler hit a sac-fly to the right field to give his team a 1-0 lead.

In the follow inning, Ohio put two more runs across the plate on two hits, including a double to left field.

The Bobcats added another run in the top of the seventh when it led off the inning with back-to-back singles.

Later in the inning, Ohio lead off hitter Mitch Longo scored off a single through the right side of the infield.

Marshall attempted a rally in the bottom of the ninth, as Cory Garrastazu singled up the middle.

An error by the second baseman that trickled into the outfield allowed Garrastazu to advance to third, while Andrew Zban was safe at first.

Two at-bats later, Corey Bird grounded out to the pitcher. However, the junior scored Garrastazu from third with the hit.

With the tying run in the on-deck circle, senior DJ Gee grounded out to the second baseman to end the game.

Claiming the win for the Bobcats was Logan Jacik. Freshman Joshua Shapiro picked up the loss for the Herd in his first collegiate start.

Shapiro pitched 4.1 innings with three earned runs on seven hits and one strikeout.

  The Herd returns to action Friday at the Kennedy Center Field for a four-game series against Brown University. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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