BGSU baseball takes two of three from Miami


The Bowling Green State University baseball team split the Sunday doubleheader against the Miami (OH) RedHawks, taking the weekend series 2-1 after a win on Friday.

The Falcons claimed the first game of the doubleheader in a 12-3 final, but the RedHawks evened the day for the split with a 6-2 score in game two.

The win in game one matched the best home start for the Falcons since 2008, winning their first four at Warren Steller Field this season. The doubleheader split moves Bowling Green to 8-13 on the season while being 4-5 within the Mid-American Conference.

In the first game of the day, Peyton Wilson recorded a strong start for the Falcons, fanning a career-high 10 over seven innings to match the longest outing of his college career on his way to his first win of the season on the mound.

Landon Willeman took over from there, pitching two scoreless relief innings with a pair of strikeouts.

The offense for BGSU was fueled by two Nathan Rose home runs as well as three RBI from Gavin Ganun. Sam Seidel added a round-trip knock as well, his first home run at Steller Field as a Falcon and second of the season.

As for the second game, the Bowling Green offense was highlighted by a two-run home run from Adam Fallon in the second inning, but it would end up being the only runs for the Falcons.

On the mound, both D.J. Newman and Owen Recker produced scoreless appearances out of the bullpen, combining for five strikeouts over the last 2.1 innings of the game

Friday’s win over Miami was the Falcons third straight at home as BGSU topped the RedHawks 5-2 at Steller Field.

Miami lit the scoreboard first with two runs in the top of the fourth, but the Falcons quickly responded in the bottom half with a two-run Nathan Rose home run, tying the game at 2-2.

The scoreboard was silent again until the seventh inning when an infield single by Nathan Archer pushed the Falcons in front 3-2. The Falcons added two insurance runs in the eighth to clinch the 5-2 win.

On the mound, Gage Schenk put together another strong start for the Falcons, tossing seven innings and striking out nine. Schenk has now sent down nine batters via strikes in two straight starts and earned his first win of the season in the contest.

Connar Penrod came on to take over for Schenk and didn’t allow a hit or walk over two innings while striking out two and recording his first save at the collegiate level.

The Falcons will have Monday off before taking on Purdue Fort Wayne in a midweek matchup on Tuesday. The game is slated for a 3 p.m. first pitch and will conclude the home-and-home series between the Falcons and the Mastodons.

BGSU won the first meeting this past Tuesday, topping Purdue Fort Wayne 8-6 at Steller Field.

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