March 10, 2013
CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati baseball team was shut out 3-0 by Eastern Michigan University as the Eagles completed the three-game series sweep of the Bearcats. The Bearcats fell to 4-8 on the season and the Eagles improved to 6-9.
Eastern Michigan broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth inning on a two-run single by designated hitter Lee Longo. The Eagles added on in the top of the sixth on a solo home run by first baseman Jamie Simpson, his second of the season.
UC starting pitcher Mitch Patishall made his first career start for the Bearcats and tossed two perfect frames to begin the game, including striking out three of the first four batters he faced. Patishall was lifted in the fourth inning, going 3 1-3 innings, allowing three hits and two runs, while walking one and striking out three. He fell to 0-1 on the season.
Sophomore RHP Art Warren and redshirt sophomore left-hander Alex Lilley combined to throw 5 2-3 innings out of the bullpen for the Bearcats, allowing just one run. Lilley did not allow a hit in his two innings of work.
EMU junior left-hander Paul Schaak started and tossed six scoreless innings for the Eagles en route to his first victory of the season. Schaak allowed six hits and two walks while striking out five. Eagles sophomore RHP Ryan Lavoie threw three perfect innings with two strikeouts to notch his first save of the season.
The Bearcats totaled six hits on the afternoon, all by different players. Freshman third baseman Devin Wenzel went 1 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base. Freshman shortstop Ian Happ went 1 for 3 with a walk and a double, the Bearcats lone extra-base hit of the game.
The Bearcats will be in action on Tuesday as they take on the Purdue Boilermakers at Marge Schott Stadium. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.