Cincinnati Falls to Rutgers 4-1

April 19, 2014

Final Stats

Cincinnati Recap Logo
15-23, 3-12 American

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cincinnati Recap Logo 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1
Elon Recap Logo 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 - 4 7 0

Box Score

Piscataway, N.J. | Bainton Field
Attendance: 478

Elon Recap Logo
18-18, 6-5 American

STATS COMPARISON Cincinnati Recap Logo Elon Recap Logo
Runs 1 4
AB 30 28
Hits 2 7
RBI 1 4
BB 2 4
SO 13 6
LOB 7 6

Cincinnati Recap Logo
Elon Recap Logo
Three tied 1 H 2 Favatella/Sweeney
Quinn 1 2B 1 Sweeney
- - 3B 1 D'Annunzio
- - HR - -
Williams 1 RBI 1 Four tied
Happ 1 R 1 Four tied
Happ/Williams 2 SB - -

W - Kyle Driscoll
6.0 2 1 1 2 11
L - Matt Ring (1-2) 4.0 2 2 2 3 3

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The University of Cincinnati baseball team dropped a 4-1 decision to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday afternoon in Piscataway, N.J. The loss completed a three-game sweep for the Scarlet Knights over the Bearcats in conference play.

UC (15-23, 3-12 American Athletic Conference) only mustered three hits in the game and could not figure out the RU (18-18, 6-5) pitching staff. Scarlet Knights starting pitcher Kyle Driscoll finished with 11 strikeouts in six innings pitched, including seven straight for the first seven outs of the day for Cincinnati.

Senior Ryan Quinn (Sparta, N.J./Sparta), redshirt junior Ethan McApline (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) and freshman Connor McVey (Mason, Ohio/Mason) had the hits for the Bearcats.

The Scarlet Knights put up two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings for their four spot on the scoreboard. A groundout and a single scored the two runs in the fifth inning while a triple and a single brought around two runners in the sixth.

The Bearcats got a strong effort from redshirt junior pitcher Matt Ring (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown) who was making his first start since Feb. 28 at Virginia Tech. Ring had a no-hit bid working until the fourth inning when Rutgers’ Brian O’Grady recorded the first hit of the day for the home team after one out.

Ring finished the day after 4.0 innings pitched with three strikeouts but was credited with the two runs that scored in the fifth inning after he was lifted from the game.

Cincinnati scored its only run in the top of the sixth inning to cut the lead to 2-1. Sophomore Ian Happ (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) was walked to lead off the frame and stole both second and third base to get himself just 90 feet away from home plate. A groundout to the right side by Williams allowed Happ to scamper home and put the Bearcats on the scoreboard.

The Bearcats will take the week off to focus on finals before hosting No. 14 University of Houston next Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Marge Schott Stadium. The first game of the series is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25.