Baseball Posts 9-5 Win Over Notre Dame In Series Opener|
May 16, 2013
CINCINNATI - Ryan Quinn (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) went 4-for-4 and Justin Glass (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll) went 4-for-5 in a 9-5 win for the University of Cincinnati baseball team over Notre Dame Thursday, in BIG EAST Conference action at Marge Schott Stadium.
A three-run sixth inning for Cincinnati (23-31, 5-17 BIG EAST) was the difference as UC took a lead over the Fighting Irish (30-22, 9-13 BIG EAST) it would not relinquish. The Bearcats added a pair of insurance runs in both the seventh and eighth inning to close the door.
Trailing 4-2 entering the bottom of the sixth, Devin Wenzel (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area) opened up the inning with a single under the diving Irish third baseman. Woody Wallace (Lewis Center, Ohio/Olentangy) laid down a sacrifice bunt and reached on a throwing error and Jeff Murray (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) walked to load the bases. Quinn singled to left to score Wenzel and Ethan McAlpine (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) reached on a fielder's choice that scored Wallace to knot things up at 4-4. Forrest Perron (Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville) sent a fly ball to left field that scored the go-ahead run in Murray.
Quinn and Glass both tallied four hits with Quinn posting an RBI and Glass scoring twice. Ian Happ (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon), Wenzel and Matt Williams (Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian) each had a pair of hits and a combined five runs batted in. Williams blasted his second homerun of the season, a shot over the left field fence that put a pair of runs on the board in the seventh.
UC starter Matt Ring (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown) picked up the win, moving his record to 3-1 on the season. Ring went six innings, giving up four runs, striking out four and walking two. Thomas Gentile (Westerville, Ohio/St. Frances DeSales) earned the save, scattering a late run over three innings of work.
Fighting Irish starter Adam Norton took the loss, falling to 9-4 on the year.
The Bearcats and Irish will continue their three-game series Friday at Marge Schott Stadium with first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. Both Friday and Saturday's games will be televised by the CBS Sports Network. Brent Stover (play-by-play) and C.J. Nitkowski (analyst) will have the call.
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