The Bulldogs hosted Northwestern Ohio on for their home opener last weekend. The Bulldogs rallied to pull out a win in the final game of the series, 8-7. On Friday the Bulldogs lost 9-6 and then lost 4-1 in the first game of the double header on Saturday.
In the nine inning game on Friday, UNOH scored five runs in the top of the eighth to led, 9-2, going to the bottom of the ninth. Singles by James Boddicker, Matt Malloy and Matt McCain, three walks and a hit-batsman plated four runs and had the bases loaded with one out before a game-ending double play. Josh Clemen took the loss, allowing three runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and a walk one over seven innings.
Wesleyan was out-hit, 15-8, with Boddicker and McCain collecting two each.
On Saturday, TWC had just five hits in the game with the lone run coming in the last at-bat on Bryon Haag's double. Taylor Patterson was the losing pitcher, surrendering four runs on seven hits with one strikeout and walking three over five innings. Shell McCain had two hits.
Malloy had a home run and the game was tied at five after three innings of the final game. With just one hit and aided by an error, UNO put up two runs in the sixth to lead, 7-5. In the bottom of the seventh, McCain walked and Boddicker doubled to put the tying runs at second and third with an intentional walk loading the bases. Malloy then walked to produce a run. Josh McCray bounced a ball to the infield, but the throw from the force at second to first, for what would have a game-ending double play, was wide of the mark with the two winning runs scoring on the play. Brent Adheen went five innings, giving up five runs (two earned) on four hits with seven strikeouts and three walks. Tyler Wilson picked up the win, allowing two runs on one hit with four strikeouts and four walks over two innings. David Donald had a pair of doubles and Cody Heifnar two of Wesleyan's eight hits. Malloy had one hit and drove in three runs.
The Bulldogs are scheduled to play at Southern Poly on Wednesday at 1:00 pm.