Buckeye bats too much; Penguins fall on the road in Columbus
The Youngstown State baseball team took an early lead before falling 12-3 to Ohio State at Bill Davis Stadium on Wednesday.
Blaze Glenn led the Penguins offensively, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Austin Trace and Nick LaBrasca each doubled in the game as well after coming off the bench.
Drew Dickerson delivered an RBI single to center field which scored Nick Massey. Later in the frame, Trace reached on a fielding error which allowed Trey Bridis to score to take a 2-0 lead in the first.
The Buckeyes, who had 14 hits, responded by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first with the help of four walks and a wild pitch.
The Buckeyes (25-10) went on to score three runs in the third and fourth innings to extend their advantage to 9-2.
Austin Woodby earned the win for Ohio State after pitching two scoreless innings of relief while Kip DeShields took the loss for YSU (10-23).
The Penguins will return to action with a three-game, Horizon League series at Milwaukee which is scheduled to begin on Friday at 4 p.m.
Another doubleheader canceled because of field conditions
The Youngstown State softball team’s doubleheader against Robert Morris scheduled for Wednesday was canceled due to poor field conditions. A make up date has yet to be determined.
The Penguins are schedule to visit Cleveland State for a three-game Horizon Leauge series, Friday and Saturday. First pitch on Friday is slated for 3 p.m. while Saturday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.
Sophomore Katlyn Schutt named Horizon League Golfer of the Week
Youngstown State sophomore golfer Katlyn Shutt was named the Horizon League Golfer of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.
Shutt shot a 74 to tie for medalist honors and help lead YSU to a first-place finish in the Sand Ridge Shootout at Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon, Ohio on Friday. Her teammate Megan Creager also shot a 74 to finish in a tie for first atop the leaderboard.
Shutt earned medalist honors for the second time in her career, having previously won at the Horizon League Championships last season. Shutt’s 74 is her lowest single-round score of the season thus far. She was competing in just her fourth event of the season on Friday after missing the team’s entire fall slate due to injury.
Shutt was also YSU’s top finisher last week at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational. She led the Penguins with a two-round score of 158 (80-78) to finish in a tie for 29th. The sophomore posted the team’s lowest score in each round of the event.
YSU will be in action at the Horizon League Championships beginning Sunday at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.