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Falcon baseball loses series finale to Akron (4-21-13) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Gordon Sentinel Assistant Sports Editor   
Sunday, 21 April 2013 20:01
Bowling Green’s baseball team failed to close out a sweep of its Mid-American Conference series against Akron Sunday.
The Falcons didn’t play well in a 7-3 loss, allowing Akron to salvage the finale of the three-game series at Steller Field.
BG put itself in position to sweep the series by posting 14-6 and 5-1 victories during a doubleheader Saturday that gave BG coach Danny Schmitz the 600th and 601st wins of his career.
The Falcons left 11 runners on base Sunday, made five errors that resulted in three unearned runs, and allowed seven runs on 13 hits and six walks.
The loss ended BG’s six -game winning streak and dropped the Falcons to 13-20 overall and 8-7 in the MAC East Division.
The Falcons were bidding for their second straight MAC sweep after winning at Toledo last weekend.
Akron is 9-28, 6-9.
“That’s a game we let slip away,” Schmitz said. “We won the series which is good, but it’s disappointing because you have a chance to get a sweep at home. Give Akron credit. They out-played us. They out-executed us.”
Had BG won, it would have been 9-6 in the MAC to tie Kent State and Miami for second in the division. Buffalo leads the East 11-4. The Falcons are tied for the fifth-best record in the MAC.
BG has series at Kent, and at home against Miami and Buffalo.
“That’s huge,” Schmitz said of the difference between 9-6 and 8-7 in the MAC.
The Falcons stranded at least one runner in eight of the nine innings. They had the tying run at third with one out in the sixth with Akron holding a 4-3 lead, but two infield grounders ended the inning.
BG also had runners at first and second in four different innings without scoring.
Akron scored twice in the fourth and once in the fifth to open a 4-1 lead, and BG never tied the game.
“We didn’t quite get the big hit when we needed it,” Schmitz said.
The Falcons had 12 hits, including a 5-for-5 effort from T.J. Losby and a 3-for-4 effort from Jake Thomas.
All five of Losby’s hits were singles, including two that scored a run. Losby leads BG with a .323 average.
“(Losby) had a great day,” Schmitz said.
The five errors continued BG’s season of mistakes. The Falcons have 76 errors in 33 games.
BG’s pitching has been good most of the season as it has a 3.73 earned-run average. But Akron left 14 runners on, to go along with its seven runs and 13 hits.
“We just made too many mistakes, whether it was defensively or on the mound,” Schmitz said. “We really didn’t have the three phases (pitching, hitting and defense) going.”

AKRON 7, BGSU 3
Akron                    BGSU
ab    r    h    bi        ab    r    h    bi
Hvrlk rf    3    1    2    0    Kubuski lf    5    0    0    0
Rmblk ss    4    0    2    2    Rait rf    4    1    1    0
Ahart cf    5    0    1    1    Shay 1b    3    1    1    0
Lrcca 3b    5    1    1    0    Losby c    5    1    5    2
Turocy lf    5    1    2    0    Lncstr dh    5    0    1    1
Smntn dh    3    1    1    0    Walker ss    4    0    0    0
Salem 3b    1    0    0    0    Thomas cf    4    0    3    0
Stewart c    5    1    2    1    Howard 2b    3    0    1    0
Gddngs 1b    4    1    1    1    Glnzmn 3b    3    0    0    0
Bova pr    0    0    0    0    Pitzulo ph    1    0    0    0
White 1b    1    0    0    0    Lcnsole 2b    0    0    0    0
Shltrwn 2b    4    1    1    0        
Totals    40    7    13    5    Totals    37    3    12    3

Akron    010    210    210    —7
Akron    001    020    000    —3
E—Sheltrown (6), Losby (4), Walker (8), Glanzman 2 (10), Link (1). DP—Akron, BGSU. LOB—Akron 14, BGSU 11. 2B—Havrilak (6), Rait (3), Thomas (4). S—Rembielak (11). SB—Turocy  (4), Sheltrown (2). CS—Giddings (1).
IP    H    R    ER    BB    SO
Akron
Steensen    4 2-3    7    3    2    2    0
Mosbarger W,1-0    2    4    0    0    0    0
Larocca S,3    2 1-3    1    0    0    1    3
BGSU
Blaylock L,0-7    4    5    4    3    5    2
Link     2 1-3    5    2    1    0    1
Singer    2 2-3    3    1    0    1    1
Blaylock pitched to 1 batter in the 4th.
HBP—by Steenseen (Shay), by Blaylock (Havrilak). WP—Blaylock (4).
 

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