March 20, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Ohio State baseball team fell to No. 22 Louisvlle, 20-0, Tuesday evening at Patterson Stadium. With the loss, Ohio State falls to 10-8 on the season while the Cardinals improve to 15-6.
Ohio State had an opportunity in the first inning when Kirby Pellant singled to lead off the game, advanced to second on a ground out and stole third with one down. However, Ryan Cypret struck out swinging and Pellant was cut down at the plate trying to score on a wild pitch to end the inning.
The Cardinals then took the lead when they plated four runs on four hits against Ohio State starter John Kuchno in the bottom of the first inning, capped by a two-run home run to right by Ty Lucas.
Louisville added six more in the second inning before Kuchno was relieved by right-hander Paul Geuy. The Cardinals then were able to plate six more in the third to put the game out of reach at 16-0 after three innings.
Pellant went 2-for-4 with a stolen base for the Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes travel to Dayton for a 3 p.m. game Wednesday before opening Big Ten play next weekend at home against Purdue.
- Phil Jaskot recorded his first career hit with a ninth-inning single
- Matt Panek appeared in his second career game for the Scarlet and Gray, tossing his second scoreless inning.
- Kirby Pellant recorded his third multi-hit game of the season.
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