The weekend series came down to the final frame between the Lipscomb Bison and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Both teams were in the game until the end.
Seth Lonsway had one of his best starts as a Buckeye on Sunday. Pitching a solid six full innings fanning five Bison batters allowing three hits and three walks. The freshman pitcher came into Sunday’s game with a 7.27 ERA and a record of 1-2.
On the offensive side of the field, the Buckeyes came away with seven runs on 12 hits. Connor Pohl launched his first home run of the season in the second inning. Three batters later, freshman Zach Dezenzo shot one over the outfield wall for his fourth on the year.
The Buckeyes had plenty of scoring chances as they left nine runners on base. Ohio State stole two bases on the afternoon, and walked five times. Ohio State started the day eight in the Big Ten in on base percentage.
Lipscomb’s Joshua Colon got his first start of the year Sunday. Walking four Buckeyes and ringing up one, Colon allowed two runs on six hits in his 5 1/3 innings on the bump for the Bison. Five total pitchers threw out of the Bison bullpen allowing six hits and four runs.
For the Buckeyes, five total pitchers stepped on the mound during the afternoon. Allowing six runs on seven hits. The Buckeyes fanned seven batters during the day. Joe Gahm earned the save for the Buckeyes as he struck out the final Bison batter with the bases juiced in the top of the ninth.
Up next for the Buckeyes, they continue their nine-game home stand welcoming the Norse of Northern Kentucky on Tuesday at 5:05 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium. The home stand ends with a four-game series against the Hawaii Warriors and then caps off when the Rockets of Toledo come to town.