March 16, 2013
CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati baseball team fell to the Western Michigan Broncos 8-4 Saturday evening in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
The Cincinnati (6-10) offense totaled nine hits, but were unable to cash them in for runs after leaving 15 runners on base.
Junior outfielder Justin Glass went 3 of 4 and knocked in two runs. Freshman second baseman Colin Hawk went 2 of 5, while freshman Woody Wallace and Ian Happ each produced one hit.
UC freshman right-hander Mitch Patishall started the game and lasted 5 2-3 innings, allowing four runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts. His counterpart, Western Michigan (4-16) starter Patrick Borlik, pitched 4 2-3 innings, giving up six hits three walks and one strikeout.
Western Michigan (4-15) started off the scoring in the top of the first inning. WMU right fielder Jared Kujawa reached first base on a fielding error by Hawk. Kujawa then stole second then advanced to third on a wild pitch. WMU designated hitter Caleb Caton knocked an RBI single down the left line to bring Kujawa home.
In the top of the sixth Western Michigan scored five runs to extend the lead to 6-0. Left fielder Vinnie Booker singled to center, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. After shortstop Andrew Sohn walked, the next batter Kujawa grounded out to the pitcher on a sacrifice bunt, which brought Booker home. After two more walks, Caton singled to third and advanced to second on a throwing error, which brought two runners home. First baseman Hunter Prince reached first base on a fielding error, which scored two more runners.
Cincinnati scored its first run in the bottom of the seventh. Glass got on first by a hit by pitch and three batters later freshman Woody Wallace hit an RBI single to right-center field.
The Bearcats cut the lead to four runs in the bottom of the eighth. Senior J.P. Jackson reached first on a hit by pitch, freshman Forrest Perron walked, which led to Glass hitting a two-run double to right-center field.
UC next plays in a midweek game at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio on Tuesday. The first pitch will be thrown at 6:30 p.m.