Baseball: Ohio vs. YSU - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Baseball: Ohio vs. YSU

Updated:
NILES, Ohio -

Ohio scored an unearned run in the top of the eighth inning to edge the Youngstown State baseball team 6-5 on Tuesday evening at Eastwood Field.

The Bobcats led 5-0 before the Penguins tied the score on a Kyle Benyo's sixth home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth. The teams were knotted at five until a leadoff walk led to the winning run for Ohio in the eighth.

Benyo and Trey Bridis both had two hits for Youngstown State, and Shane Willoughby drove in a pair of runs. YSU used eight pitchers in the game and three different catchers.

Ohio capitalized when it got the leadoff runner on base. The first Bobcat to the plate in the second, third and eighth innings reached, and those are the only innings where Ohio scored.

The Bobcats started the second with back-to-back singles, and Spencer Ibarra delivered a two-run double with two outs. The first five batters then reached in the top of the third as Ohio scored three times to go ahead 5-0. Jesse Slinger came in with the bases loaded and minimized the damage, which gave the Penguins an opportunity to rally.

YSU shaved two runs off the deficit in the third when Willoughby's one-out single plated Nico Padovan and Anthony Rohan. Benyo then went yard with Tanner Montgomery and Bridis aboard with one out in the fourth to tie the score.

After Benyo's homer, Bobcats pitchers retired the next seven hitters until Montgomery's two-out single in the sixth. Benyo followed with a single to move pinch-runner DarShawn Armstrong to third, but Armstrong was thrown out at the plate trying to score as Benyo got caught in a rundown. The Penguins also had the second inning end in similar fashion.

Tony Giannini walked on four sftraight pitches to start the eighth, and he went to third on an error. Tyler Finkler's squeeze bunt plated Giannini with the winning run.

The loss went to YSU reliever Alex Bellardini, who issued the walk to Giannini in the eighth inning. Tom Colletti earned the win by pitching scoreless sixth and seventh innings for the Bobcats, and Jake Roehn came on in the ninth to record his seventh save.

Youngstown State will begin a three-game series at Milwaukee on Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT.

Source:  Youngstown State University

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

    New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:10:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Josephine Bolling McCall poses with a photo of her father, lynching victim Elmore Bolling, at her home in Montgomery, Ala. Bolling is among thousands of lynching victims remembered at the ...(AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Josephine Bolling McCall poses with a photo of her father, lynching victim Elmore Bolling, at her home in Montgomery, Ala. Bolling is among thousands of lynching victims remembered at the ...
    A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings.More >>
    A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings.More >>
  • Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

    Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:49:50 GMT
    (CSIRO via AP). This December 2016 photo provided by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, a dead shearwater bird rests on a table next to a plastic straw and pieces of a red balloon found inside of it on North Stradbroke Is...(CSIRO via AP). This December 2016 photo provided by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, a dead shearwater bird rests on a table next to a plastic straw and pieces of a red balloon found inside of it on North Stradbroke Is...
    Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem.More >>
    Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem.More >>
  • Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

    Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:49:46 GMT
    (Kyodo News via AP). CORRECTS YEAR - In this April 19, 2018, photo, volcanic smoke billows from Mt. Io, foreground, part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu, taken over Ebino city, Miyazaki prefecture. The Meteorol...(Kyodo News via AP). CORRECTS YEAR - In this April 19, 2018, photo, volcanic smoke billows from Mt. Io, foreground, part of the Kirishima mountain range on Japan’s southern main island of Kyushu, taken over Ebino city, Miyazaki prefecture. The Meteorol...
    A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain.More >>
    A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and the authorities have set up a no-go zone around the mountain.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms